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All aboard! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime when you travel back in time with our steam train experience for two.
Steam trains are an iconic part of British history, dating back over 200 years to 1804 when Cornishman Richard Trevithick invented the steam engine. Over the next 40 years, Trevithick’s idea was developed into a network covering over 2,440 miles and ferrying more than 30 million passengers within the UK.
Today, Britain boasts more railway attractions per square mile than any other country in the world. With over 100 heritage railways, 700 working steam trains, and 60 steam train museums, you will be sure to experience the grandeur of Trevithick’s invention.
Hop aboard with a steam train day trip for two. As you travel through rolling hills and lush fields, you’ll feel like you've stepped back in to a time when life was simpler. So, sit back and relax as you meander through unspoilt English countryside.
Steam train rides are an excellent way to make memories that will last a lifetime. Choose from a range of scenic locations and experience different parts of England. Some locations offer a whole day rover ticket so you can hop on and off along the route - perfect for sightseeing, enjoying a coffee at a local cafe or having a picnic.
Disclaimer: if the steam train is unavailable for reasons beyond the control of the venue, it may be replaced by a diesel train.
This experience is available on selected March to October dates, however some locations are available throughout the year. Excludes Special Event days.
The experience can last anything from 35 minutes to a full day, depending on your chosen railway.
This experience is for two people, there will be other people there on the day.
You are welcome to bring friends and family, however they will be required to pay for a ticket on the day.
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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Nene Valley Railway Ltd, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Carla from Contracting, October 2022
What did you get up to?
We arrived at Nene Valley Railway, Wansford a little early, so we sat in the Café and had a Cornish pasty and Cappuccino. We then went outside and walked about until it was time to board the train. You had a choice of private booths or public, we decided on a private booth. First stop Yarwell this is the end of the track in the opposite direction to Peterborough. On route you go through a tunnel that lasts approx. 2 minutes our very knowledgeable conductor Andrew told us that this was the tunnel that was used in the James Bond movie Octopussy. We got off while we waited for the train engine to turn around to go back to Wansford and onto Peterborough, first stop on the journey to Peterborough is Overton where we stepped off for 5 minutes to take in the lovely morning sun and waited for more passengers to board, next stop Orton. Once we got to Peterborough, we took a lovely stroll into town, where we wondered about the malls and shops. On our way back to the station for our journey back home, we stopped along the canal and watch the people feeding the duck and swans. On our journey back we decided to sit in the public booths, we ordered something to drink from the Buffet car on the train, it is very well stocked with food, drinks and all sorts. There are lovely little gift shops at all the stations where you are able to purchase memorabilia or some lovely goodies.
What did you enjoy the most?
Our favourite part of this experience was chatting to Andrew the conductor whom is very knowledgeable and just taking in the lovely country side. The sheer beauty of the Autunm colours with the changing season.
Just sit back, relax and enjoy!!