Steam Experience (New for 2018!)

Steam Experience

For a great day out giving a true taste of the golden age of steam, why not treat someone to a Steam Experience.

On arrival at the Ticket Office you will exchange your voucher for Day Rover Tickets, which entitles you to ride one or all of the trains on the day (our standard timetable is four trains per running day and each round trip takes approximately 40 minutes), plus we are one of very few steam railways where you are more than welcome to look around our Engine Shed and Workshop, a must for any steam buff!

Before, or after soaking up the nostalgia of the steam train ride you can enjoy a complimentary hot drink and slice of delicious cake in our Whistlestop Café. If you would like to upgrade to a hot lunch, you are more than welcome to do this for an additional charge payable on the day (please ask in the Ticket Office when you arrive).

A rare treat also included in your experience is a visit onto the Footplate of the steam locomotive running on the day you visit. The crew will be pleased to see you and will happily chat to you about the engine and their work. With beautifully crafted dials, levers and pipework the Footplate is a fascinating place for everyone and always makes a great photo opportunity!

Please note, as the Footplate is always a busy place, opportunities to visit may be limited due to timetable, booked Footplate Experiences and Events, please check with the crew when would be a good time (we suggest 15 minutes before the train is due to depart, or just after it has returned to the station).

There is no need to book a Steam Experience in advance but it is a good idea to check our website beforehand to make sure we are running trains on the day you have in mind and that no special events are scheduled.

Gift Vouchers are available for Two Adults £28, One Adult £14, or One Child £12.

To buy a Steam Experience gift voucher please click here

Terms & Conditions

For safety reasons the Footplate visit is subject to operational availability and also requires the drivers permission. Every effort will be made to accommodate Footplate visits but special events or unforeseen circumstances may create restricted visits on certain days.