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Steam Train Ride with Cream Tea for Two

Enjoy a relaxing steam train journey finished off with a scrumptious cream tea.

3 locations

Valid until: 01/05/2018

3.83.8 | 45 Reviews

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

Product code: YSRC

£49

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Description

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

This majestic mode of transport 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.

You will have a choice of two different railway locations to choose from.


Nene Valley Railway

Most passengers usually join at Wansford Station, heading west and passing through the Wansford Tunnel towards the end of the line at Yarwood Junction. From here the train travels back East over the River Nene on a girder bridge.

You’ll pass through Ferry Meadows and alongside Overton Lake. Passengers may break their journey up and visit Peterborough and take in the nearby Railworld or perhaps wander around the city, which is only a short walk away from the station.

Your cream tea will be served in the train’s carriage and will consist of a scrumptious scone with cream and jam and accompanied with a refreshing pot of tea or coffee. Please note, you may be seated in pairs or as a group of four.



Llanberis Lake Railway

The little steam engines take you on a five-mile return journey alongside Lake Padarn, right in the heart of Snowdonia.

The journey takes you past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle, across possibly Britain's shortest river and past Llanberis' twin lakes. From Llanberis the train runs non-stop through the Padarn Country Park, joining the 1845 slate railway route to run along the shores of Lake Padarn to Penllyn, and giving stunning views of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales. There's a short stop at Cei Llydan, a beautifully tranquil place which is ideal for a lakeside picnic. At Gilfach Ddu you can visit the National Slate Museum, watch the driver stoking the fire, the engine taking on water or spend some time in the gift shop and café.

After your Steam Train ride, you will indulge in a cream tea inside the café situated at the back of the Station at Gilfach Ddu.


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

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on selected weekdays and weekends, February to November, depending on location and excluding special event days.

How long does this activity last?

This experience will last approximately 1½ - 2½ hours.

You need to know

The minimum age for this experience is 17 years old.

There are no fitness requirements for this experience.

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?

This experience is for two people. 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 have to pay on the day.

Locations

  • South East - Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
  • South West - Gloucestershire - Lydney
  • Wales - Gwynedd - Llanberis

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Verified Purchaser

Great day!

An excellent day, made better by the warm sunny day and a surprise that 'Tornado' was also the visiting locomotive. Well run with very helpful staff.

When did your experience take place? April 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment

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Verified Purchaser

Great Experience!

When did your experience take place? Peterborough

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Excellent experience

My wife and I were given this trip as a Christmas present. Very enjoyable and the staff were exemplary. Very knowledgeable and very courteous which made the day a really pleasant experience. Plus, the scenery and area was very interesting and worth a return visit.

When did your experience take place? April 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

fantastic day

This was a truly memorable experience. We took friends with us and the four of us had a grin on our faces all day.

When did your experience take place? 23rd April 2017

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

Steam train

Park at the slate museum (which is free entry) and worth a browse round. Really enjoyed the cream tea. Nice cafe.

When did your experience take place? March

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Wonderful experience

This was a Christmas gift and a very lovely one at that, I will take another steam train day out because of this one

When did your experience take place? February

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? East Lancashire Steam Railway

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

nice journey

it was very enjoyable and we could bring our dog and have a walk half way

When did your experience take place? november 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

Very good.

So easy to book this steam ride with cream tea , it takes a couple of hours but the scenery is great make sure you have your cameras at hand. The cream teas and cake was very nice you can sit outside weather permitting or sit inside. Great 2 hours.

When did your experience take place? Snowdonnia

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Steam train around lake

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Excellent service

We had the most wonderful time and the volunteers are all so good and really make the experience something to remember

When did your experience take place? September 2016

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great experience

I bought tickets for my partners birthday,, and he was so chuffed, its was a lovley experience and the weather was kind to us, so the views were really spectacular..

When did your experience take place? September 2016

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service