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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6th 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
6th August 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
7th 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
7th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, 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
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
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
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
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
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
24th 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
24th August 2024
Event Type
Fish & Chips
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
25th 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
25th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
26th 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
26th August 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
27th 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
27th August 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
1st September 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
1st September 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
3rd September 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
3rd September 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
8th September 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
8th September 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away
10th September 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
10th September 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away
15th September 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
15th September 2024
Event Type
Dining Experience
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
17th September 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
17th September 2024
Event Type
Drive a Train
Location
Stanhope Station, Station Road, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2YS, GB
Distance
0 away