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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14th July 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
14th July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
14th July 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
14th July 2024
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
14th July 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
14th July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
16th July 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
16th July 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
17th July 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
17th July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
18th July 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
18th July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
19th July 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
19th July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
21st July 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
21st July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
23rd July 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
23rd July 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
26th July 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
26th July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
27th July 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 July 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
28th July 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
28th July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
28th July 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
28th July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
30th July 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
30th July 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
31st July 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
31st July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
31st July 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
31st July 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
2nd 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 – 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
2nd August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
3rd 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
3rd August 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
4th August 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
4th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
4th 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.

Date
4th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away