Come and experience the sounds and smells of steam as you take the controls and drive/fire one of our steam locomotives.
There are two participants per session and on our morning one you’ll meet the crew over breakfast in our café and be given an introductory briefing covering what to expect, safety and how a steam locomotive works. You’ll then split up with one of you being aboard the footplate to drive/fire the locomotive yourself (under expert supervision of course!) for one round trip of the line. You’ll then swap over and spend a second trip with the Guard understanding this aspect of our train operations. Afterwards you’ll enjoy lunch in our café with the crew and meet the afternoon participants who will be eager to hear your stories of your time onboard.
For the afternoon session you’ll do exactly the same, but enjoy lunch first followed by coffee and cake at the end of your time with us.
The duration of this experience is 3½ hours
To keep our customers safe, each family group will be seated in separate compartments.
Please select a carriage and then click on an available compartment.
Choose your first seat and you'll then notice that all the remaining seats in that compartment become highlighted, so that no one else can book them.
Then, just choose the different tickets you need for each of your group from the drop down lists.
For any spare seats simply choose the option 'seat not required'
Please note that we operate our heritage diesel trains on Saturdays and Steam on Sundays.
Do you, or someone you know, enjoy regularly travelling on our trains? If so, then why not purchase one of our Season Tickets?
They're valid for 12 months from the date of issue and give unlimited steam or diesel train rides on our normal operating days throughout the year. Prices are just £35 for Adults, £30 for Concessions and £27,50 for Children.
Once you've bought your Season Ticket you'll just need to reserve your seats online to help us with social distancing (75p admin fee per transaction applies).
Please note they're not valid for special events, dining trains or on our Santa Specials.
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