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Steam Train Experience for Two

4.1 759 reviews7 locations
Product code: MTRAValid until: 01/11/2019

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Overview

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. Some locations offer a whole day rover ticket, enabling you to be able to stop off en route to enjoy some sightseeing or a picnic. At others, your ticket is valid for a return journey.

Please note: If the Steam train is unavailable for reasons beyond the control of the venue it will be replaced by a Diesel train.

Key features

When can I 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 will my experience last?

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

How many people is this experience for?

There will be other people there on the day.

Can I bring family and friends?

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

What else do I need to know?

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

This voucher is valid for two people and excludes Special Event Days. Please note, if the Steam train is unavailable for reasons beyond the control of the venue it will be replaced by a Diesel train.

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

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New Horizons!

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

I was given the voucher for a birthday present and felt rather that it was more of a present for my partner than myself. However, we used it as part of a mini break visiting a part of the country that was new to us, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.The train journey itself was relaxing and allowed us to get on and off to visit a water park on route. The buffet car provided refreshments and a cow on the line increased our time on the train (a good thing!).

When did your experience take place? October 31st

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

Great family day out!

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5

No I do not recommend this product.

Our little boy was given a voucher for Steam Train experience where you can choose form various locations. As we live in Northamptonshire the closest options were Butterley railway in Derbyshire or Nene Valley Railway close to Peterborough. We decided to go for the first option and haven`t regretted it! We have managed to get the ride just before Halloween so it was even more special. The ride itself takes about 35-40 min which is just enough for the patience of our 3YO. The staff on the station are very attentive and talked us trough the options we have while there. They were also happy to take pictures of ous by the train and nothing was too much trouble.You can hop off the train on Swanwick Junction and explore all the attractions which are available within the complex- Railway museum, steam engine museum, miniature railway, miniature steam railway (for small extra fee), café, signal house, little wooden church and so much more. As our visit was at the end of October it was a bit nippy out there, on warm days there is plenty space for a picnic and even small play area. Everywhere you go, the staff/volunteers are so passionate about their job and TRAINS :) and can answer all your questions. They are also very attentive and very helpful. We will definitely come back and I would highly recommend Butterley for a day out!

When did your experience take place? October 2018

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

Nene Valley railway

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

A great trip back in time. Would go again.Sometime next year

When did your experience take place? Mid October

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

Thoroughly Enjoyable Trip

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

The East Somerset Railway at Cranmore was an interesting site for a small preserved line' There was lots to see (albeit some features are on specific days only), helpful staff and the train itself and the ride upon it were both interesting and inspirational. The stock is interesting and historic, and on-board teas are available, while wheelchairs are easily accommodated in a dedicated coach. . . . . The choice available from the ticket was rather limited if you are near the south coast - Yorkshire, for example, is hardly a day trip from Dorset - and the ticket price for a day's free travel and access to the various exhibits where a companion and I went was 2/3rds the price of the gift ticket I was given - but would I have bothered to go without being given it? Probably not, so for an introduction to a great (relatively) local steam railway, buying someone a ticket is probably a worthwhile investment, especially if they actually trade it in so that the facility concerned gets its share of the money. So try to pick a recipient who will actually use it. But back to the railway... . . . . The return trip up the hill - and it's a steep one for a passenger railway line - clearly taxed the loco resulting in lots of noise, smoke and steam which is not only fun from inside the train, but makes for great images from outside too. Thoroughly recommended return to a unique period in Post-war Britain when the trains were steam, the railways nationalised and the staff ample and friendly.

When did your experience take place? October 2018

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

Rail day!

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Decided to use my voucher gift at the East Somerset Railway, excellent day out. Super friendly staff and the sun shone. Perfect.

When did your experience take place? August

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? East Somerset RailwaySeptember

Steam Train Ride

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

The Steam Train ride was a Christmas gift, giving an all day ticket for one of six venues. It was excellent value and a superb experience.

When did your experience take place? October 2018

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

Steam train experience

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Was a present for a grandson and grandad day out. Chose the Nene Valley Railway and was a great day out.

When did your experience take place? October 2018

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

Fantastic Day Out

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Birthday present from one of my daughters. Fantastic day out Steam train ride for me and city centre shopping for her indoors inbetwwen the rides. The only hassle was that my daughter bought the gift from Argos online. Nightmare to get validation

When did your experience take place? October 2018

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

Llanberis lake railway

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Absolutely wonderfull day would definatly recomend

When did your experience take place? October 2018

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Llanberis wales

Steam train ride

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5

Yes I recommend this product.

Bought it as a birthday present for my husband we went on the Somerset railway the weather was glorious and the atmosphere was like going back in time. A very enjoyable day I would recommend it.

When did your experience take place? October

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

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