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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27th April 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
27th April 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
28th April 2024
Bitton Belle

Bitton Belle

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Our classic roast lunch dining train. Enjoy a classic two course roast dinner and all the trimmings.

Our classic roast lunch dining train. Enjoy a classic two course roast dinner and all the trimmings. £36 per adult and £30 per child Trains depart at 1.15pm on 27 Mar, 17 Apr, 30 Apr, 4 June, 9 July, 6 Aug & 27 Aug

Date
28th April 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
2nd May 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.

Date
2nd May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
4th May 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
4th May 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
5th May 2024
Bitton Belle

Bitton Belle

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Our classic roast lunch dining train. Enjoy a classic two course roast dinner and all the trimmings.

Our classic roast lunch dining train. Enjoy a classic two course roast dinner and all the trimmings. £36 per adult and £30 per child Trains depart at 1.15pm on 27 Mar, 17 Apr, 30 Apr, 4 June, 9 July, 6 Aug & 27 Aug

Date
5th May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
6th May 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
6th May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
7th May 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.

Date
7th May 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
8th May 2024
Fish & Chip Trains

Fish & Chip Trains

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

A traditional favourite served at your seat aboard the North Norfolk Fryer!

The “Norfolk Fryer†steams out of Sheringham at 6.30pm on many Wednesdays and at 6.00pm on selected summer Fridays – advance booking is vital for these popular trains. Enjoy an evening out on the railway with Cod and Chips cooked the traditional Sheringham way in beef fat from one of Sheringham’s top chip shops! Gluten free and Vegetarian options are also available; please ring our Bookings office on 01263 820800 for further information. The trains runs from Sheringham to Holt and and back with the return journey taking approximately 90 minutes. Ticket includes travel, fish & chips and a locally-made tub of Ronaldo’s ice cream to finish. A licensed bar is also on board. Dining is very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment. Wednesday 3 April – 6.30pm Wednesday 10 April – 6.30pm Wednesday 8 May – 6.30pm Wednesday 22 May – 6.30pm Wednesday 29 May – 6.30pm Friday 31 May – 6.00pm Wednesday 5 June – 6.30pm Wednesday 12 June – 6.30pm Wednesday 19 June – 6.30pm Wednesday 26 June – 6.30pm Wednesday 10 July – 6.30pm Wednesday 17 July – 6.30pm Friday 19 July – 6.00pm Friday 26 July – 6.00pm Wednesday 31 July – 6.30pm Friday 2 August – 6.00pm Friday 9 August – 6.00pm Wednesday 14 August – 6.30pm Friday 16 August – 6.00pm Friday 23 August – 6.00pm Wednesday 28 August – 6.30pm Friday 13 September – 6.00pm Wednesday 25 September – 6.30pm

Date
8th May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
9th May 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.

Date
9th May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
11th May 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
11th May 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away
11th May 2024
Comedy Dining Experiences

Comedy Dining Experiences

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

Experience a night of laughter whilst enjoying a luxury 3 course meal aboard the North Norfolkman!

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 and be entertained by adroit and amusing tributes to your favourite Comedy Greats. Each evening has a distinct theme and many diners choose to dress the part – this is encouraged but not compulsory. Be enthralled by a crazy hotelier taking a break from Torquay; or a 1940s café owner who is reluctantly caught up in the French Resistance; or a ‘slightly simple’ 1920s gentleman and his sensible man-servant – along with all their mad-cap friends and family. Once you get on board there’s no going back – you can expect to be caught up in the immersive, hilarious adventure from start to finish. ‘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 and arrival back in Sheringham is at approximately 10.30pm. Saturday 11 May 2024 – 1920s Comedy in the style of Jeeves & Wooster Saturday 1 June 2024 – A Tribute to Fawlty Towers Saturday 17 August 2024 – 1920s Comedy in the style of Jeeves & Wooster Saturday 12 October 2024 – ‘Allo ‘Allo themed Comedy Tribute

Date
11th May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
12th May 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.

Date
12th May 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
12th May 2024
Best of British

Best of British

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Enjoy a classic British-inspired three course meal

Enjoy a selection of traditional British dishes on our special 'Best of British' Sunday lunch dining carriage. Choose from a selection of classic pies or trio of sausages together with starter and dessert.

Date
12th May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
14th May 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.

Date
14th May 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
16th May 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.

Date
16th May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
19th May 2024
Bitton Belle

Bitton Belle

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Our classic roast lunch dining train. Enjoy a classic two course roast dinner and all the trimmings.

Our classic roast lunch dining train. Enjoy a classic two course roast dinner and all the trimmings. £36 per adult and £30 per child Trains depart at 1.15pm on 27 Mar, 17 Apr, 30 Apr, 4 June, 9 July, 6 Aug & 27 Aug

Date
19th May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
19th May 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.

Date
19th May 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
19th May 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 May 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away
21st May 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.

Date
21st May 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
22nd May 2024
Fish & Chip Trains

Fish & Chip Trains

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

A traditional favourite served at your seat aboard the North Norfolk Fryer!

The “Norfolk Fryer†steams out of Sheringham at 6.30pm on many Wednesdays and at 6.00pm on selected summer Fridays – advance booking is vital for these popular trains. Enjoy an evening out on the railway with Cod and Chips cooked the traditional Sheringham way in beef fat from one of Sheringham’s top chip shops! Gluten free and Vegetarian options are also available; please ring our Bookings office on 01263 820800 for further information. The trains runs from Sheringham to Holt and and back with the return journey taking approximately 90 minutes. Ticket includes travel, fish & chips and a locally-made tub of Ronaldo’s ice cream to finish. A licensed bar is also on board. Dining is very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment. Wednesday 3 April – 6.30pm Wednesday 10 April – 6.30pm Wednesday 8 May – 6.30pm Wednesday 22 May – 6.30pm Wednesday 29 May – 6.30pm Friday 31 May – 6.00pm Wednesday 5 June – 6.30pm Wednesday 12 June – 6.30pm Wednesday 19 June – 6.30pm Wednesday 26 June – 6.30pm Wednesday 10 July – 6.30pm Wednesday 17 July – 6.30pm Friday 19 July – 6.00pm Friday 26 July – 6.00pm Wednesday 31 July – 6.30pm Friday 2 August – 6.00pm Friday 9 August – 6.00pm Wednesday 14 August – 6.30pm Friday 16 August – 6.00pm Friday 23 August – 6.00pm Wednesday 28 August – 6.30pm Friday 13 September – 6.00pm Wednesday 25 September – 6.30pm

Date
22nd May 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away