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Steam Train Experience for Two

Steam Train Experience for Two

Take in the British countryside aboard a wonderful steam train.

7 locations

Valid until: 01/12/2017

4.14.1 | 239 Reviews

186 of 234 (79 %) reviewers recommend this product

You are more than welcome to bring friends and family, however they will be required to pay on the day.

Product code: MTRA

£29

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Description

Take a journey back in time and enjoy a fun-filled, nostalgic day out with this Steam Train Experience for Two.

This majestic vehicle has been around for over 200 years and was a key part in the growth of the Industrial Revolution. Seeing these trains up close and in all their glory brings a real sense of history to your day.

Britain boasts more railway attractions per square mile than any other country in the world. And with 100 heritage railways, 60 steam museum centres and 700 operational engines, all supported by an legion of 23,000 enthusiastic volunteers, a day out on a steam train offers people the chance to savour a bygone age of riding aboard a lovingly preserved locomotive.

Unlike the usual trip on commuter trains, this is one train journey you will not want to hurry by quickly. Instead, sit back and relax and enjoy the ride as you meander through some of the most glorious and unspoiled parts of the English countryside.

This is a fantastic day out for everyone, and with a choice of scenic locations to choose from is a great way to see different parts of the country while travelling in style.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on selected March to October dates, however some locations are available throughout the year. Excludes special event days.

How long does this activity last?

The experience can last anything from 35 minutes to a full day, depending on your chosen location.

You need to know

Minimum age restrictions apply, under 17s must be accompanied by an adult.

There are no fitness requirements for this experience.

This voucher is valid for two people and excludes Special Event Days.

This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.

You and how many others?

There will be other people there on the day.

Family and friends

You are more than welcome to bring friends and family, however they will be required to pay on the day.

Locations

  • Midlands - Derbyshire - Ripley
  • Midlands - Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent
  • North - Lancashire - Bury
  • South East - Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
  • South East - Norfolk - Bressingham
  • South West - Somerset - Shepton Mallet
  • Wales - Gwynedd - Llanberis

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Verified Purchaser

Brilliant

Bought as a Birthday Present for me in April but took until last but one steam day at East Somerset Railway in October to use it!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the day with my son and probably not have gone to the East Somerset Railway had it not been for the gift. I'll likely go again so a big win-win.

When did your experience take place? October 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? East Somerset Railway, Cranmore,

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

THE NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

I received, as a present, a voucher for two people to enjoy a steam train experience. There were a number of places to choose from and I chose The Nene Valley Railway, based close to Wansford, near Peterborough. At the Wansford end of the line, the sidings have some interesting locomotives and carraiges on view, including a mail carraige, where the mail would be sorted during the journey. The journey first takes the train away from Peterborough and through a long tunnel. Then the engine changes ends for the trip to Peterborough, along the Nene Valley and by Ferry Meadows. Despite being flat countryside, it is still a delightful journey along a track which was used in two of the James Bond films. At the Peterborough end, we left the train to take a look around some old engines and carraiges at Railworld, then at an impressive model railway layout with some trains running, before crossing the river Nene via a footbridge to explore the wildlife haven. At the haven, there is a viewing platform which allows people to see the trains on the mainline. We then caught the next train back to Wansford, having had a most enjoyable day. If you decide on this experience, don't forget your camera.

When did your experience take place? October 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Nene Valley Railway

My daughter brought this for my birthday present as I like Steam Trains and enjoy photographing them.

When did your experience take place? 8th October 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene Valley Railway

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

All volunteer staff very friendly and helpful

We received this gift last Christmas and have now used it. A lovely day was had. I wish we had managed to use in the summer to get the full experience of hopping on and off the train and exploring more.

When did your experience take place? October

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene Valley

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

A lovely day out

Got this for a Christmas present and what a great day it was the steam train was great fantastic scenery a lovely day would recommend it even if you aren't into trains

When did your experience take place? September

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene valley railway

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great day out for steam train enthusiasts !

This day out was bought as a present for me. As a steam train ride for two there were several venues around the country. All the venues looked good, but I chose a venue further afield from home as it had a longer train ride ( 7.5 miles). We went to the Nene Valley Railway near Peterborough and it was a steam enthusiasts dream! It was like stepping back in time with regard to the buildings and trains. Good cafeteria and gift shop all with friendly staff. Should also mention the good service received from the Activity Superstore staff when I needed to telephone them. Would definitely recommend this offer

When did your experience take place? October 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene Valley Railway

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

This trip was part of Christmas gift for my wife and I, from our Son. We both really enjoyed it. We rode in two types of carriage behind a steamer. The staff were very pleasant helpful and cheerful, including those dirty, hands on people in the sheds and trackside, one of whom took the trouble to show us round and explain things. The bonus was a couple of hours in Peterborough. We hope to come again, there is so much more to see and take in.

When did your experience take place? Saturday 8th October 2016

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene Valley Railway

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

My son gave me this ,I had a great day out.the staff are very helpful

When did your experience take place? October

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Nene valley

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Friendly Staff at Ripley Butterley

Nice present, should have used it earlier in the year

When did your experience take place? 13.11.16

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Butterley Ripley

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Fab Time

My wife and I had a fabulous day out at the Leam Valley Railway, thoroughly recommended.

When did your experience take place? October 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Leam Valley Railway

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service