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Steam Train Experience for Two

Take in the British countryside aboard a wonderful steam train.

9 locations

4.14.1 | 903 Reviews

You are welcome to bring friends and family, however they will be required to pay for a ticket on the day.

Product code: MTRA

£29

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Description

All aboard! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime when you travel back in time with our steam train experience for two.

Discover Majestic Steam Train Rides



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.

Steam Train Days Out



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.

Key Information

When can you go?

This experience is available on selected March to October dates, however some locations are available throughout the year. Excludes Special Event days.

How long does this activity last?

The experience can last anything from 35 minutes to a full day, depending on your chosen railway.

You need to know

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.

You do not need to pre book, but you will need to call or check online for the timetable before.

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 welcome to bring friends and family, however they will be required to pay for a ticket on the day.

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Verified Purchaser

Great day out

It was bought for me as a present which gave me the opportunity of visiting a line that I had not been to before

When did your experience take place? September 2019

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great Train Gift

Auntie & Uncle bought it me as a Christmas Present last year

When did your experience take place? 2nd November 2019

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great day out

This was brought for my husband as a present. I was lucky enough he asked e to join him. The day was brilliant from the activation of the gift to the staff at the railway station. Although we didn't get to ride a steam train we were lucky enough to get the diesel train car...absolutely chafed. Will do again..

When did your experience take place? November 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

Lots to do

The ELR serves the bury and a number of its neighbouring smaller towns. Bury itself has loads to offer but you can get on and off as much as you want. We visited Heywood, and Rawtenstall but you could also go to Ramsbottom and soon the line will extend towards Rochdale. In my opinion it should be reopened given where it serves it would never have been closed if it was in greater London.

When did your experience take place? November 2019

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
4 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Consistently Good

We were bought this voucher as a Christmas present and used it on our local steam railway - the East Lancashire Railway - paying extra to take our two grandchildren. The trip on this railway is a consistently good experience and didn't disappoint this time. The scenery is lovely and the staff very friendly. The experience voucher was used for the trip with ease.

When did your experience take place? November 2019

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Great trip down memory lane

Received this steam railway trip as a Birthday present. Really enjoyed going back in time on the ELR with its well kept engines and rolling stock. Great day out, re-living childhood memories.

When did your experience take place? November 2019

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Go back in time and enjoy!

I was lucky enough to receive a gift voucher for a Steam Train ride and chose the Churnet Valley Railway heritage steam line in Staffordshire, as I had been before a number of years ago. The line has been extended and now includes a long climb from the valley up through wooded slopes to the moorland above. Picturesque doesn't do it justice, the contrast between the sheltered river valley and the open farmland is striking and full of interest. You don't even have to be a steam loco fan like me, you will enjoy it just as much. The staff were all helpful and the cafe did a very nice cup of coffee and a flapjack! Some of the services have meals on board available, but just sitting in comfort and watching the scenery go by as the loco does it's thing, working hard up the gradient and chuffing loudly as expected, is good enough for me. A delight for anybody of any age, from toddlers to old fogies like me, re-live our steam-hauled past and go to The Churnet Valley Railway for a great experience.

When did your experience take place? Mid September 2019

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

✘ No. I do not recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Fantastic train ride

We were bought this as a present. We had a fantastic time. We enjoyed the train ride and even got our own compartment. It was lovely to be able to get on and off. We called at the pub whilst waiting for the return journey which added to the day. Plenty of time to take pictures. The engine really was impressive.

When did your experience take place? Sept

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Fabulous way to spend a day!

This was bought as a Christmas gift for us and it was so exciting as there were plenty of places to choose from. We stayed relatively local for our trip and spent nearly four hours riding the train. We started in first class and then moved to the different types of carriage! We would highly recommend this experience.

When did your experience take place? September

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

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Quality of Venue
5 Service

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Verified Purchaser

Wonderful !

My daughter bought this for me as a present, and we had a wonderful nostalgic day out together!

When did your experience take place? November 2019

What was the name of the venue where your experience took place? Butterley-Swanick Steam Railway.

✔ Yes. I recommend this product.

5 Enjoyment
5 Quality of Venue
5 Service