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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8th August 2024
Sausage & Mash Trains

Sausage & Mash Trains

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

A British classic served in style on a historic locomotive through the Norfolk landscape!

Climb aboard for an informal evening aboard an historic steam train. Order your drinks from the onboard bar and 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 enjoying traditional butcher’s sausages and mash, served with onion gravy, freshly cooked onboard. A tub of locally-produced ice cream from Ronaldo’s will be served on the return journey from Holt to complete the meal. Dining is very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment. Trains are available to board from 6.00pm, departing at 6.30pm. You will arrive back in Sheringham at approximately 8.00pm. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/sausage-and-mash/

Date
8th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
9th August 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. 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. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/fish-chip-trains/

Date
9th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
10th August 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
10th August 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
10th August 2024
The Gin Train

The Gin Train

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

Sit back and savour a variety of premium gins aboard a historic steam train!

Enjoy a unique and exclusive evening gin experience – it’s just the tonic! Our popular gin train features five specially selected local gins served as your steam train makes two journeys from Sheringham to Holt and return. Start the evening with a long gin drink served on arrival, then take your seat in a first class dining carriage ready for departure. A generous mezze board of cold meats and cheeses provides a delicious accompaniment your drinks. You will savour three contrasting gins each served with a mixer and also have the chance to try a tasty homemade cheesecake (infused with gin of course!). A gin liqueur or gin served neat over ice is the perfect way to round off the evening. On many trains, you can meet a producer from one of the local distilleries and there’s also the chance to purchase small bottles as a souvenir and take home a taste of Norfolk. Trains are available to board from 6.00pm, departing at 6.30pm. You will make two return journeys from Sheringham to Holt, arriving back in Sheringham at approximately 9.15pm. Please note this service is not suitable for those under the age of 18. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/the-gin-train/

Date
10th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Gin Train
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
10th August 2024
Beer and Scotch Egg Train

Beer and Scotch Egg Train

Weardale Railway, Bishop Auckland, County Durham,

Beers, Trains and Scotch Eggs!!

We have teamed up with our friends at the award winning George Samuel Brewery in Shildon and Top Notch Egg in West Pelton. We depart Bishop Auckland West at 13.00 and head up the dale, sit back, relax and enjoy the leisurely journey to Stanhope whilst enjoying some of the county's best food and drink. Over the next three hours you will have the opportunity to sample two different Scotch Eggs (flavours will be available closer the time, vegetarian and gluten free options also availabble) and four different ales, The experience lasts approx 3 hours and will return to Bishop Auckland West around 16.00. Priced at £60 per person. This event train takes place on the following dates. 11th May 2024 and 10 August 2024 Tickets can only be booked in multiples of 2

Date
10th August 2024
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
11th August 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
11th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
11th August 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/

Date
11th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
13th August 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
13th August 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
14th August 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
14th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
14th August 2024
Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden, Kent,

Fish & Chip evening service

https://kesr.org.uk/fish-chip-evening-special/

Date
14th August 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE, GB
Distance
0 away
14th August 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. 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. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/fish-chip-trains/

Date
14th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
16th August 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. 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. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/fish-chip-trains/

Date
16th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
16th August 2024
Art on the Rails

Art on the Rails

Weardale Railway, Bishop Auckland, County Durham,

Art on the Rails in conjunction with The Auckland Project.

Join us for a unique and inspiring creative session on the Weardale Railway! Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner, this watercolor and sketching workshop offers a fantastic opportunity to capture the scenic landscapes and hidden gems along the rails. Under the guidance of an expert artist, you'll explore and document the breathtaking views and behind-the-scenes moments at Wolsingham Depot. Enjoy the journey, discover new perspectives, and develop your artistic skills in a supportive and relaxed environment. Starting and ending at Bishop Auckland Railway, 10:00 AM to 3:00PM. All materials are provided, and no previous experience is required. Embrace the adventure and create lasting memories on this artistic railway journey!

Date
16th August 2024
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
17th August 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
17th August 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
17th August 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. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/comedy-dining/

Date
17th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
17th August 2024
Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset,

Join Swanage Railway and The Irregular Special Players for an interactive evening of crime and detection. “It’s locomotory, my dear Watsonâ€.

Enjoy a Sherlock Holmes mystery with a difference performed in period costume on a period train. Join in the fun as you become suspects in this interactive mystery. Witness the discovery of the body, hunt for clues, and solve the crime while enjoying drinks and treats as you travel on the Swanage Railway. On arrival you will be given a glass of prosecco or soft drink as you mingle on the platform and become witnesses to the dastardly deed. You will then board our historic Devon Belle Observation Car or 1930’s Maunsell coach to travel up and down the line solving the mystery while you enjoy a chilli and nachos snack. On-train drinks can be pre ordered when you book your tickets. There will be a short stop to hunt for clues on one of our historic stations before returning to Swanage to unmask the murderer.

Date
17th August 2024
Location
Station House, Railway Station Approach, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB, GB
Distance
0 away
18th August 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
18th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
18th August 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/

Date
18th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
20th August 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
20th August 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
21st August 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
21st August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away