Experiences

A wide range of experiences are available, for a family day out or to celebrate a special occasion. There is also a wide range of general events such as steam galas, children's events, and themed weekends to explore.

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19th October 2024
One Day Steam Locomotive Driver Experience

One Day Steam Locomotive Driver Experience

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham, Norfolk,

We are able to offer a one day course, designed to get you behind the controls of one of our unique narrow gauge steam locomotives.

A fantastic present to give someone for a special occasion, or maybe it's just an opportunity for you to indulge in a childhood dream! • Preparation of steam locomotive for service • Driving a steam locomotive hauling passenger carriages - 9 miles • Refreshments (including a cooked lunch) • Price £275.00 Please note this experience is available for suitably fit people aged 18 years and over only.

Date
19th October 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away
19th October 2024
North Norfolkman Evening Dining

North Norfolkman Evening Dining

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

Climb aboard a train of historic carriages and enjoy a meal served on the move!

Enjoy a memorable evening aboard The North Norfolkman dining train! The North Norfolkman luxury dining train runs on selected Saturday evenings throughout the year. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink and then relax in the comfort of one of our dining cars built for British Railways in the 1950s or ’60s and boasting restored interiors of varnished wood and a distinctive upholstery moquette that was characteristic of the period. As your train steams gently from Sheringham to Holt and return, enjoy the changing vista of some of the County’s finest countryside coastal views whilst savouring a delicious four-course meal, freshly prepared and cooked onboard. A carefully chosen wine list and selection of alcoholic and soft drinks are also available to order and will be served at your seat by the attentive team of waiters. The train will make two return journeys so you can enjoy your meal a leisurely pace and steam occasionally drifting past the window, you will be transported briefly back to a time when the pace of life was less hurried. Dining is very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note this service is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Trains are available to board from 6.30pm, departing at 7.00pm. You will make two return journeys from Sheringham to Holt, arriving back in Sheringham at approximately 10.00 – 10.30pm. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/evening-dining-trains/

Date
19th October 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
20th October 2024
Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

A truly indulgent treat!

Take a seat in our First Class dining carriage and enjoy a Chocolate-inspired Afternoon Tea. You'll be welcomed onboard with a mug of liqueur hot chocolate before being served a selection of freshly made sandwiches, chocolate chip scones and a selection of cakes.

Date
20th October 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
21st October 2024
Steam Driver Experience - Silver

Steam Driver Experience - Silver

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

A half-day course featuring TWO complete round trips over the full length of our line on one of our impressive steam locomotives!

Our silver experience gives you the opportunity to have two complete round trips over the full length of our picturesque line working one of our magnificently-restored steam locomotives at the head of a train between Sheringham and Holt. You will drive one trip and fire one trip spending 11 miles doing each. You will learn about the workings of the engine and the operation of our railway under the guidance of our fully qualified crew. This package is offered on several dates throughout the year and we take two participants and their guests on each half-day experience. The morning session begins at Sheringham at 9.00 where participants are welcomed with a bacon roll and mug of tea before meeting the engine crew and climbing aboard the footplate for two full round trips with a private train of passenger carriages to Holt and back. There’s then time for a light lunch before catching the train to Weybourne for a guided tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds before returning to Sheringham. The session ends the presentation of a certificate as a souvenir of the day. Participants may bring up to six guests to spectate (they will not be able to ride on the footplate) but they arrive at 11.00am travel in one of the carriages on the train, enjoy lunch and join the guided tour. Guests are charged at £25 each. Afternoon sessions start at 12.30 at Sheringham for participants and their guests. After checking in, you will travel by train to Weybourne to take a look behind the scenes on a tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds. After travelling back to Sheringham, participants will meet the engine crew on the footplate followed by the chance to drive and fire the locomotive hauling a private train of passenger carriages during two return trips to Holt. Guests can ride in one of the carriages of the train during the first of these trips and have free time in Sheringham while participants complete the second run. The afternoon ends with tea and cake for participants along with the presentation of a souvenir certificate. Guests are charged at £25 each. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/steam-driver-experience-silver/

Date
21st October 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Event Type
Behind the Scenes Access
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
22nd October 2024 - 23rd October 2024
Sentinel Shunter Driver Experience

Sentinel Shunter Driver Experience

Weardale Railway, Bishop Auckland, County Durham,

Sentinel Shunter Driver Experience. This is a must for anyone who always wanted to be a Train Driver!

Well here's an amazing experience to do just that, come along and drive  (under instruction) our Sentinel engine. Our Sentinel came from Daw Mill in 1993, it is powered by a Rolls Royce 8 cylinder supercharged engine, has 325 brake horse power and capable of hauling 1500 tonne. If you like power this engine ticks the boxes. The experience begins at Stanhope Station (DL13 2YS) where you will meet the team, enjoy a cuppa and listen to a safety brief and a little more about the Sentinel. Once the formalities are done, you will be in the hands of our Driver who will take you through the controls and undertake a short test run just to get the feel of the engine, then we will set off down to Broadwood River Bridge approx. 3 miles down the track. On returning to Stanhope there will be time to take some photographs and you receive a memento of your experience.

Dates
22nd October 2024 - 23rd October 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
23rd October 2024 - 24th October 2024
Cream Tea on a Steam Train!

Cream Tea on a Steam Train!

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

Relax and enjoy a traditional cream tea as you travel along the stunning coastal scenery!

Climb aboard a train of historic carriages hauled by one of our beautifully restored steam engines and enjoy a traditional afternoon Cream Tea served on the move. Relax, take in the scenery and savour delicious fruit scones, served with a generous portion of clotted cream, jam and pot of tea followed by a slice of freshly baked, homemade cake. Price includes travel and reserved seats aboard a steam train for the return journey from Sheringham to Holt and back. Trains usually depart from Sheringham station at 3.30pm and arrive back at approximately 4.40pm. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/cream-tea-train/

Dates
23rd October 2024 - 24th October 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
25th October 2024
Diesel Driver Experience - Bronze/Silver

Diesel Driver Experience - Bronze/Silver

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

Step into the shoes of a diesel driver!

Our Diesel Driver experiences give you the opportunity to be at the controls for over the full length of our picturesque line between Sheringham and Holt. BRONZE DIESEL EXPERIENCE This experience gives you a taste of being a secondman and of driving during a return journey between Sheringham and Holt. Climb aboard a powerful diesel locomotive (on its own, without a train) for two 11 mile trips. You will alternate between being a secondman and of driving, spending 11 miles doing each and learning about the workings of the engine and the railway under the guidance of a fully qualified crew. The bronze experience is offered on several dates throughout the year usually starting at 09:45, 12:45 or 16.45. We are able to accommodate 2 participants on each session. Your experience begins at Sheringham with a welcoming drink and a slice of cake before participants join the driver and secondman in the cab of the locomotive. At the end of the session each participant is awarded a certificate as a souvenir of the experience. SILVER DIESEL EXPERIENCE Our silver diesel experience gives you the opportunity to have two complete round trips over the full length of our picturesque line working one of our magnificently-restored diesel locomotives at the head of a private train of passenger carriages between Sheringham and Holt. You will drive one trip and be secondman for the other, spending 11 miles doing each. You will learn about the workings of the engine and the operation of our railway under the guidance of our fully qualified crew, including the art of starting and stopping smoothly with a passenger train. The morning session begins at Sheringham at 9.00 where participants are welcomed with a bacon roll and mug of tea before meeting the engine crew and climbing into the cab for two full round trips to Holt and back. There’s then time for a light lunch before catching the train to Weybourne for a guided tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds before returning to Sheringham. The session ends the presentation of a certificate as a souvenir of the day. Participants may bring up to six guests to spectate (they will not be able to ride in the cab) but they arrive at 11.00am travel in one of the carriages on the train, enjoy lunch and join the guided tour. Guests are charged at £25 each. Afternoon sessions start at 12.30 at Sheringham for participants and their guests. After checking in, you will travel by train to Weybourne to take a look behind the scenes on a tour of the Engine and Carriage Sheds. After travelling back to Sheringham, participants will meet the engine crew on the footplate followed by the chance to drive and be secondman on the locomotive during two return trips to Holt. Guests can ride in one of the carriages of the private train during the first of these trips and have free time in Sheringham while participants complete the second run. The afternoon ends with tea and cake for participants along with the presentation of a souvenir certificate. Guests are charged at £25 each. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/diesel-driver-experience/

Date
25th October 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Event Type
Behind the Scenes Access
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
26th October 2024
Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Enjoy a classic meal of freshly battered Cod and Chips served on our dinig train

Enjoy a classic meal of freshly battered Cod and Chips served with a wedge of lemon, mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce (or battered sausage and chips served with mushy peas). Followed by Lemon cheesecake or Fresh fruit salad dessert.

Date
26th October 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
26th October 2024
Murder Mystery Dining

Murder Mystery Dining

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

Enjoy a three-course meal on the move as you turn detective and piece together the clues to catch the culprit!

Departing Sheringham at 7:00pm, one of our steam locomotives will haul the ‘The North Norfolkman’ luxury dining train carrying you on two round trips along the picturesque North Norfolk coastline to Weybourne and Holt. Enjoy a three-course meal on the move but keep your eye on the cast of suspicious characters that will join you for the journey! A drama unfolds as the evening continues and it is likely that a crime will be committed – possibly even a murder! You and your companions can turn detective and piece together the clues to finger the perpetrator. By the time coffee & mints are served someone will have solved the murder and the culprit will be unveiled on arrival back at Sheringham. Each train has a distinct theme and many diners choose to dress the part – this is encouraged but not compulsory. There’s a prize for the most successful sleuth but it’s up to you how seriously you take the investigations! ‘The North Norfolkman’ boasts an onboard bar selling a selection alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Dining is very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note this service is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Trains are available to board from 6.30pm, departing at 7.00pm. You will make two return journeys from Sheringham to Holt, arriving back in Sheringham at approximately 10.30pm. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/murder-mystery-dining/

Date
26th October 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
27th October 2024
Afternoon High Tea

Afternoon High Tea

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Enjoy a welcoming glass of local Three Choirs sparkling wine followed by an Afternoon High Tea of finger sandwiches followed by freshly made homemade scones and a selection of dainty cakes.

What better way is there to enjoy a classic Afternoon High Tea? Enjoy a welcoming glass of local Three Choirs sparkling wine followed by an Afternoon High Tea of finger sandwiches followed by freshly made homemade scones and a selection of dainty cakes. Plus a selection of teas or filter coffee.

Date
27th October 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
30th October 2024
First Class Experience

First Class Experience

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Travel in our first class dining carriage while enjoying a slice of cake with tea or coffee served at your seat.

Travel in style this summer with our new First Class Experience ticket. Take your seats in our first class carriage, Martha, before the train departs for a 55 minute round trip through the Avon Valley. First you’ll head north to our station at Oldland Common. Next you’ll travel back south onto the more scenic part of your journey to our station at Avon Riverside before returning to Bitton. At either end of the line you’re welcome to disembark and watch the locomotive running round to the other end of the train. During the journey, our First Class Steward will offer you a choice of cakes served with tea or coffee. A full bar is also available for the purchase of any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks you may wish to enjoy during your journey. Ticket Prices: Adults: £18 Concessions: £17 Children: £15

Date
30th October 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
4th November 2024 - 8th November 2024
Steam Driver Experience - Gold (5 Days)

Steam Driver Experience - Gold (5 Days)

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

Our five day course provides a real insight into the enginemen’s art!

The Gold Driver Experience course runs over five consecutive days from Monday to Friday and is based at our locomotive workshops at Weybourne. The course starts with two days in the classroom learning about locomotive theory and method of working on the railway. The third day is practical experience of preparation of the loco followed by two days on the footplate out on our line – one with a light engine (a locomotive without carriages) and one hauling a train. Lunch will be provided and the days will be from 9:00 to 4:30. This package is offered on several dates throughout the year and we take just four participants on each course. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/5-day-steam-driver-experience-gold/

Dates
4th November 2024 - 8th November 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Event Type
Behind the Scenes Access
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
10th November 2024
Photography Specials

Photography Specials

Weardale Railway, Bishop Auckland, County Durham,

Fancy the opportunity to photograph some unique and scenic locations on Weardale Railway?

All aboard........for a very unique and unusual experience on Weardale Railway.  Join us in 2024 on 14 April, 14 July and 10 November  Fancy the opportunity to photograph some unique and scenic locations on Weardale Railway? Arrive at Stanhope Station for a meet, greet and safety brief before boarding our Pacer train whose windows offer unparalleled  panoramic views of the dale. Departing Stanhope we head for arguably one of the best vistas (our opinion) on the railway. The experience lasts approx. four hours, with a number of opportunities to shoot the amazing natural beauty and industrial heritage along the Weardale Railway. We said this is a unique experience and here is why, you will be allowed to alight the train at six strategic points on the route to allow you to safely take photographs. You should be aware that the experience means you will be climbing on and off the train so a reasonable level of fitness is required, you can remain on the train and we will work with you to get the best shots. Whether you're a budding or experienced photographer this is a must for you!!!

Date
10th November 2024
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
23rd November 2024 - 24th November 2024
Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Take a ride on our Santa Specials to meet Santa and receive a early Christmas Gift

Dates
23rd November 2024 - 24th November 2024
Event Type
Father Christmas Event
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
30th November 2024 - 1st December 2024
Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Take a ride on our Santa Specials to meet Santa and receive a early Christmas Gift

Dates
30th November 2024 - 1st December 2024
Event Type
Father Christmas Event
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
7th December 2024 - 8th December 2024
Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Take a ride on our Santa Specials to meet Santa and receive a early Christmas Gift

Dates
7th December 2024 - 8th December 2024
Event Type
Father Christmas Event
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
14th December 2024 - 15th December 2024
Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Take a ride on our Santa Specials to meet Santa and receive a early Christmas Gift

Dates
14th December 2024 - 15th December 2024
Event Type
Father Christmas Event
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
21st December 2024 - 24th December 2024
Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Take a ride on our Santa Specials to meet Santa and receive a early Christmas Gift

Dates
21st December 2024 - 24th December 2024
Event Type
Father Christmas Event
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away