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Family Steam Train Experience

Discover the charm of a bygone era

5 locations

3.93.9 | 118 Reviews

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

Product code: MTRF

£39

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Description

Take a journey back in time and enjoy a fun-filled, nostalgic day out with this Family Steam Train Experience.

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 both adults and kids, 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.

When you arrive at the venue, you will need to exchange your voucher at the ticket office for your family steam train tickets. The experience varies depending on the location you choose. Some journeys are return trips while others are all day rovers and you may be able to stop off en route to explore the local area on foot. Depending on the location, you may be able to visit other attractions at the venue such as a steam train museum.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on selected dates, typically March to October, however some locations are available throughout the year.

How long does this activity last?

The experience can last from 35 minutes to a full day.

You need to know

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

This voucher is valid for a minimum of two adults and two children, depending on location, and excludes special event days.

We advise you to book at least 2 weeks in advance.

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?

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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Verified Purchaser

Wonderful experience

Wonderful experience brilliant for kids too. The staff were friendly the train was amazing. You could get on and off allday! It was a great day out and the staff made it magical

When did your experience take place? October 2019

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Funtimes on the spooky train

We were bought a voucher for a present , and are so pleased we found this little gem, we had a fab time out with our family ,and our grand babies dressed up for the Halloween themed trip.Memories to cherish .

When did your experience take place? 27 October

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Eastcranmore steam train

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

very enjoyable day out

I was bought this has a Christmas present. The staff were very friendly,courteous and informative. The trip was well worth the money.

When did your experience take place? 24th October 2019

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

Fabulous day out

Great day out. Once you've got your tickets you're free to ride as many trains as you want. The staff are brilliant. There is a café which is very reasonably priced. There is information dotted around the station and a waiting room with memorabilia. Also a work shop where trains are fixed. Plenty do do and see regardless of the weather. Great day out. Perfect for adults and kids too

When did your experience take place? Summer 2019

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great day out

We really enjoyed are day out here, there is so much to do and different things to do and each of the platforms. Can just hop on and off where you like, it’s so much fun when they have an event on to. They had a 1940s weekend when we went and they was all dressed up, music and decorations from that year I definitely recommend this place

When did your experience take place? October

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 nostalgic day out

bought for me as a present, really enjoyed the step back in time the Nene Valley railway gave me.

When did your experience take place? September 2019

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

Brilliant day out

When did your experience take place? September

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

wow what a fantastic day

We went on the Nene Valley Railway with our 13 year old daughter, was not sure she would like it but OMG what a fun day. In her words " dad this is just like the film The railway children" staff very friendly, we got off at Overton and visited the park and took a bout out for half an hour, back on the train to Peterborough, had lunch in the town centre just by the cathedral. visited the cathedral, then had tea on the train back to Cambridge. will defiantly will do this again

When did your experience take place? august

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

Such a Lovely Day Out

We had a experience day gift voucher and decided to try this rather than the usual spa day and so glad that we did. It was such a lovely relaxing day. We took our 2 little grandsons along and they loved just hopping on and off at the different stops. We then popped into Peterborough for lunch. A really lovely experience. staff were fab. All older chaps who just embraced memories of the past. From steam trains to buses and all very quintessentially British and traditional. The kids had a great day pretending to drive the old trains and the new ones too! Very inexpensive, just a day where modern technology was removed from our lives. Gentle, relaxing and lovely memories.

When did your experience take place? August

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

A good afternoon out

The gift was from my grandchildren for husbands 80 birthday. Enjoyed the train ride and we also had a cream tea on board. The volunteer workers were very friendly and helpful

When did your experience take place? Last month

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
4 Quality of Venue
5 Service