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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: 01/07/2018

3.83.8 | 82 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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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 three 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.

Dean Forest Railway

The 4 1/2 mile line runs through beautiful woodland and countryside offering visitors a chance to experience the relaxing pace of a typical country branch line. With our 5 stations along the way you'll have time to explore the local area, taking in woodland walks and country pubs or venturing down to the Severn estuary to explore Lydney Harbour with its fantastic views across the Severn. You will be treated to an cream tea served on board the train.

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

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.

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A Great Gift enjoyed.

We were given this as a gift by my daughter. We had a lovely outing on the steam train and the cream tea's were execeptionally nice.

When did your experience take place? July 2017

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

Cream Tea on Nene Valley Railway

Excellent experience, very well organised, very good value for money, perfect day out.

When did your experience take place? 18-06-2017

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

Great cream tea experience

This was a gift which was a real treat for a steam train riding couple who had a wonderfully sunny day sitting in the sun on the steam train with great views plus the scrumptious cream tea which the staff on board the train were absolutely wonderful on serving up - nothing was too much trouble. A great treat for anyone.

When did your experience take place? June

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

Delightful steam adventure.

Wonderful afternoon out complimented by glorious weather and informative, really friendly staff who we cannot praise highly enough. The tour around the sheds is well worth the visit, and although the cream tea was adequate the friendliness of the on board staff more than made up for it! Fabulous afternoon out especially if the weather is good!

When did your experience take place? June

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

A great day out

I received this as an xmas present it was one of my best xmas present

When did your experience take place? 18 June 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 super experiance

this was bought for us as a christmas gift from our grandchildren

When did your experience take place? 12 june 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

steam train experience

we had this trip bought for christmas and was looking forward to it throughout the winter, we booked it for june whilst visiting north wales for a few days holiday and it was amazing , well worth the waiting and looking forward to having to train ride, it was relaxing , friendly and the cream tea was delicious, staff in the cafe very friendly and efficient, and we also enjoyed the museum at the slate mine, altogether a great treat and we have recommended it to others thanks

When did your experience take place? 20th june 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Historically interesting location

The day was provided as a Christmas gift and we chose at random from a range of different steam train locations. Our choice turned out to be very good because although the train ride itself was relatively short, it took place within the now very peaceful and scenic lands of a former slate quarry business. We had a Welsh cream tea in the Station cafe and then had a fascinating tour of the adjacent Slate Museum which incorporated a demonstration of the art of slate cutting by an expert former employee. An excellent all-round day.

When did your experience take place? June 2017

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Llanberis Lake Railway & Slate Muse

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue

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Verified Purchaser

Llanberis Lake Railway, Snowdonia.

We spent a lovely 3 days in Snowdonia staying in the Waterloo Hotel which is very good value and great rooms! Food in the Waterloo 1815 restaurant is not to be missed! We arrived at the beautiful Llanberis Lake at the foot of Snowdon and booked our steam train ride. The narrow gauge railway is a joy with spectacular lakeside views from the well appointed train pulled by the tiny but wonderful Hunslet steam locomotive No. 1430 named "Dolbadarn". The train consisted of 6 coaches and the loco pulled us to the end of the lake and back using only a household bucket full of coal! We then went into the restored station buffet where we enjoyed a first class cream tea with all the trimmings. A great way to spend the day and the staff on the railway were enthusiastic and dedicated happy to share their wealth of knowledge about the railway and it's history related to slate mining. The slate museum must NOT be missed as it is like stepping back into the industrial history of Snowdonia. A Great day out well worth the travelling up from Swansea where we live! Thanks, Ian & Patricia Stevenson.

When did your experience take place? 5,6,7 & 8 June 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Better than expected

We were given this experience as a Christmas present, so had waited 6 months to enjoy it! The train ride alongside the lake was delightful, with good views of the scenery, especially Snowdon. Staff were welcoming and helpful. The cream tea was very tasty and better than anticipated, and the accompanying sun made the whole experience very enjoyable.

When did your experience take place? June 2017

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service