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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15th June 2024 - 16th June 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
15th June 2024 - 16th June 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
16th June 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
16th June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
16th June 2024
Premier Lunchtime Dining Trains

Premier Lunchtime Dining Trains

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

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

The North Norfolkman luxury dining train runs on selected lunchtimes. Enjoy a complimentary locally-produced drink on arrival – choose from ale, lager, cider or apple juice – all made within the County. 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 meal, freshly prepared and cooked onboard. a will be served at your seat by the attentive team of waiters. A glass of house wine, beer or a soft drink to accompany your meal will be served at your table by the team of attentive 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 12.00noon, departing at 12.25pm . You will arrive back in Sheringham around 3.10 – 3.30pm. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/premier-lunch/

Date
16th June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
18th June 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
18th June 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
19th June 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
19th June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
20th June 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
20th June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
21st June 2024
Steam Driver Experience - Bronze

Steam Driver Experience - Bronze

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

A half-day or evening with an experienced crew aboard the footplate!

Our bronze experience gives you a taste of driving and firing during two return journey over the full length of our picturesque line from Sheringham and Holt. Climb aboard a steam engine (on its own, without a train) and take the controls under the guidance of an experienced crew. You will alternate between driving and firing, spending 11 miles doing each and learning about the workings of the engine and the railway. The bronze experience is offered on several dates throughout the year usually starting at 9.45, 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 fireman on the footplate of the locomotive. At the end of the session each participant is awarded a certificate as a souvenir of the experience. ADVANCED BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/steam-driver-experience-day/

Date
21st June 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
22nd June 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
22nd June 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
22nd June 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
22nd June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
23rd June 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
23rd June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
23rd June 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 June 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
23rd June 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
23rd June 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away
23rd June 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
23rd June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
25th June 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
25th June 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
25th June 2024
Premier Lunchtime Dining Trains

Premier Lunchtime Dining Trains

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

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

The North Norfolkman luxury dining train runs on selected lunchtimes. Enjoy a complimentary locally-produced drink on arrival – choose from ale, lager, cider or apple juice – all made within the County. 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 meal, freshly prepared and cooked onboard. a will be served at your seat by the attentive team of waiters. A glass of house wine, beer or a soft drink to accompany your meal will be served at your table by the team of attentive 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 12.00noon, departing at 12.25pm . You will arrive back in Sheringham around 3.10 – 3.30pm. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL For further details: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/portfolio-items/premier-lunch/

Date
25th June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
26th June 2024
Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden, Kent,

Fish & Chip evening service

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

Date
26th June 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE, GB
Distance
0 away
26th June 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
26th June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
27th June 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
27th June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
28th June 2024
Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Weardale Railway, Bishop Auckland, County Durham,

Join us for Afternoon tea whilst travelling on Weardale Railway behind one of our heritage locomotives.

Join us for Afternoon tea whilst travelling on Weardale Railway behind one of our heritage locomotives. The train will depart Stanhope station at 13.30 and arrive back at approx. 15.15. Our Afternoon Teas are supplied by Platform One Tearoom on Stanhope Station. We have four dates available 28 June, 26 July, 23 August and 27 September. A great way to treat a loved one or catch up with friends. k forward to meeting you. Please note that due to the seating configuration of 4 at a table, you may be sat with another party.

Date
28th June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
29th June 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
29th June 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away