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Train Experiences and Days Out

 
Your ticket to ride the best train experiences and days out, with our range of diesel and steam-powered day train trips for you. From train enthusiast days, to luxury train journeys, you'll find a gift for every train lover. We've got experiences to suit all tastes and budgets, with departure stations on historic and mainline railway lines the length and breadth of the country.

No strikes, no queues, no battling for a seat. These luxury train journeys hark back to an age when travelling by rail was smooth, comfortable and really all rather civilised. Whether you decide to book a table to eat onboard, want to be right in at the heart of the action on the footplate, or just want to drink in the wonderful scenery, we've got it all for you here. Read more...
 
 
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Luxury Day Trip with Afternoon Tea on the Northern Belle

Locations Nationwide

From £225.00

Luxury Day Trip with Afternoon Tea on the Northern Belle
• Enjoy the countryside from your luxury carriage
• A round-trip journey of between 3- 5 hours
• Afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and scones
• Departures from various mainline train stations
Cheddleton Station
Based On 6 Reviews

Churnet Valley Railway Steam Train Lunch

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Special Offers From £95.00

Churnet Valley Railway Steam Train Lunch
• A 3 course steam train lunch for two to enjoy
• Watch the world pass on a scenic 22 mile route
• Free travel on the railway for the remainder of the day
• Full waitress service and luxury dining coaches
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Luxury Vintage Train Lunch on The Northern Belle

Locations Nationwide

Buy For £275.00

Luxury Vintage Train Lunch on The Northern Belle
• Luxury luncheons onboard the Northern Belle
• Departures from London & regional train stations
• Choose between seasonal lunch & roast Sunday lunch
• A taste of the bygone age of luxury train travel
steam train tracks Leicestershire
Based On 112 Reviews

Saturday Steam Luncheon in Leicestershire

Loughborough, Great Central Station

From £109.00

Saturday Steam Luncheon in Leicestershire
  • A 'runabout ticket' for the day
  • Roam around the platform, workshops and museums
  • A delicious steam train luncheon
  • From Great Central Station in Loughborough
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Kent & East Sussex Railway Experience

Tenterden Town Station, Kent

Buy For £299.00

Kent & East Sussex Railway Experience
• Spend time at the Kent & East Sussex Railway
• Work with the train crew for a return journey
• Ride 21 miles from Tenterden to Bodiam and back
• Witness the 'run around' at Bodiam - a highlight!
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Based On 27 Reviews

Loughborough Steam Train Day

Near Loughborough

From £370.00

Steam Train Day
• Spend the day at the Great Central Railway, Leics
• Visit the signal box, engine shed & workshops etc
• Be on the footplate for a 16 or 30 mile round trip
• Drive with rake of carriages on Silver Experience
Steam train in meadows
Based On 1 Review

Steam Train Driving Staffordshire

Cheddleton, Staffordshire

From £350.00

Steam Train Driving Staffordshire
• Drive a Churnet Valley Railway steam train
• Cauldon Lowe ultimate steam courses offered
• Drive for 41 miles of this Staffordshire track
• Includes a Churnet Valley polo shirt & certificate
Train Driving Experiences
Based On 6 Reviews

Train Experience Kent

Tenterden Town Station, Kent

Buy For £495.00

Steam Train Driving Kent
• Drive a steam train day from Tenterden in Kent
• Be the driver, fireman and guard during your day
• Assist with operating the gates and a 'run around'
• With breakfast, lunch & all the tea you can drink
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Based On 55 Reviews

Sunday Steam Train Lunch in Leicestershire

Loughborough, Great Central Station

From £109.00

Sunday Steam Train Lunch in Leicestershire
  • Board an historic locomotive steam train
  • Travel through the Leicestershire countryside
  • Enjoy a three course Sunday lunch
  • A runabout ticket for unlimited travel on the day
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The Midlander Steam Train Midweek Luncheon

Great Central Railway, Loughborough

From £79.00

The Midlander Steam Train Midweek Luncheon
  • Wednesday steam train luncheon trips in Leics
  • Includes unlimited train GCR travel all day long
  • Trains depart from Loughborough station at 1pm
sunday roast
Based On 53 Reviews

Steam Train Dinner in Leicestershire

Loughborough, Great Central Station

From £139.00

Steam Train Dinner in Leicestershire
  • A six course dining experience
  • First class 'runabout' tickets for each passenger
  • Unlimited travel on the day of your meal
  • From Great Central Station in Loughborough
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Based On 22 Reviews

Steam Train Afternoon Tea Leics

Rothley, Leicestershire

Buy For £69.00

Steam Train Afternoon Tea Leics
• Enjoy all day travel at a heritage steam railway
• Afternoon Tea including English Tea and sandwiches
• Home made fruit scones with clotted cream and jam
• A selection of miniature mouth watering cakes
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The Golden Age of Travel on the Belmond British Pullman

London, Victoria

From £385.00

The Golden Age of Travel on the Belmond British Pullman
• Travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman
• See some of the finest English countryside
• Enjoy a round-trip journey through Kent
• Fine dining silver service five course meal
Sherwood Forest train
Based On 19 Reviews

Drive a Train at Sherwood Forest

Nottinghamshire

Buy For £59.00

Drive a Train at Sherwood Forest
• Drive a 5/8th scale steam loco in Nottinghamshire
• The Sherwood Forest Railway - a family concern
• You will be a VIP for the day driving the train
• The current 15" gauge line is 1-mile long
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Whistlestop Cream Tea & Steam Train Ride for Two

East Somerset Railway, Somerset

Save £10 Buy For £28.00

Whistlestop Cream Tea & Steam Train Ride for Two
• Great value railway experience for two people
• East Somerset Railway in the beautiful Mendip Hills
• Includes all-day rover tickets for unlimited travel
• Includes a cream tea at Whistlestop Cafe for two
Somerset Steam Railway train
Based On 5 Reviews

Steam Railway Ride

Somerset

From £13.00

Steam Railway Ride
• Ride the East Somerset Railway in Cranmore all day
• Standard (min 2 people) and family rover tickets
• Hop on and hop off between Cranmore & Mendip Vale
• Visit the museum, engine shed, signal box etc
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Brunch on the Belmond British Pullman London

Departing from London Victoria

Buy For £249.00

Brunch on the Belmond British Pullman London
• Enjoy a luxury brunch onboard an iconic train
• Travel on the Belmond British Pullman train
• This is a round trip from London to Kent
• Silver service from uniformed train stewards
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Train Cab Ride in Kent

East Kent Railway, Dover, Kent

Save 35% Buy For £29.00

Train Cab Ride in Kent
• Ride up front in the cab of a diesel train
• A return journey along the full length of the line
• Takes place at the East Kent Railway nr Dover
• Your chance to sound the horn of the loco!
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Historic Belmond British Pullman Day Trip

London, Victoria

Buy For £450.00

Historic Belmond British Pullman Day Trip
• Day trips onboard the Belmond British Pullman
• Visit historic locations on these round trips
• Country houses, palaces & historic towns to explore
• Full onboard service, drinks, brunch & dinner
cream tea for two
Based On 6 Reviews

Staffordshire Heritage Steam Train Cream Tea

Froghall Station, Staffordshire

Discounted Offers From £59.00

Staffordshire Heritage Steam Train Cream Tea
• A traditional Cream Tea for two or four people
• Fabulous scenery onboard the steam hauled train
• The train departs from Froghall Station
• Enjoy scones, cakes and petit fours
Diesel Train
Based On 6 Reviews

Diesel Train Experience

Tenterden in Kent

Buy For £95.00

Diesel Train Experience
• Ride in a Diesel Mechanical Multiple Unit
• A 21mile round journey on Kent & E Sussex Railway
• Time to visit the on site Colonel Stephens Museum
• Get a train driver's view of the railway line
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Based On 45 Reviews

Murder Mystery Train

Loughborough, Leicestershire

From £169.00

Dinner on the Murder Mystery Train
• A murder mystery themed evening on board the train
• Enjoy a 4 course gourmet dinner with coffee & mints
• Help solve the whodunit murder mystery
• Hosted by the Great Central Railway with pro actors
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Ultimate Steam Train Day

Great Central Railway, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Buy For £1,850.00

Ultimate Steam Train Day
• Drive a steam train for four, full return journeys
• Driving steam trains pulling passenger carriages
• Share the driving with your friends and family
• Become a member of the train crew for the whole day
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Drive a Train at the East Kent Railway

East Kent Railway, Dover

Buy For £199.00

Drive a Train at the East Kent Railway
• Drive a diesel train on this Light Railway nr Dover
• Drive, set the points, open crossing gates & more!
• Undertake a return journey as train crew
• Invite friend & family to ride in the brake van
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Diesel Locomotive Driving

Great Central Railway, Loughborough, Leicestershire

From £599.00

Diesel Locomotive Driving
• Drive diesel engines at the Great Central Railway
• The UK's only heritage dbl track mainline railway
• Various diesel driving packages to choose from
• Drive, visit a signal box, work sheds & more
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Murder Mystery Lunch on The Northern Belle

Departing from North and Midlands locations

Buy For £299.00

Murder Mystery Lunch on The Northern Belle
• Solve the murder mystery on the Northern Belle
• Enjoy the seven course gastronomic taster menu
• A circular voyage on this historic train
• Departure stations in the North and Midlands
Steam Train mechanics
Based On 3 Reviews

Steam Train Day Out

Tenterden in Kent

Buy For £149.00

Behind the Scenes Steam Day
• Access all areas day at Kent & East Sussex railway
• Guided tours of engine sheds, workshops etc
• Visit the signal box, watch locos taking on water
• Includes lunch at Tenterden station restaurant
Afternoon Tea British Pullman

Afternoon Tea on the Belmond British Pullman

Departing from London Victoria

Buy For £285.00

Afternoon Tea on the Belmond British Pullman
• Afternoon tea onboard the Belmond British Pullman
• A round trip around Kent - the Garden of England
• Lap up the sheer luxury of these restored trains
• A dedicated steward looking after your carriage
 
 

Days out by train…just the best!


This is how train trips should be. Relaxing, a reserved seat for everyone, table service and lots of legroom. If you book on a luxury train journey today, the chances are it'll be onboard a Pullman-style carriage. Fully restored with love, care and attention from skilled craftsmen and women, it's all about the Belle Epoque of train excursions, with brass luggage racks, comfortable armchair seating, table lamps, and intricate marquetry adorning the walls.

Can you remember the last time a smartly dressed train steward welcomed you aboard the train? Have you ever been served a meal at your table that has been dressed with starched white linen and proper cutlery? It's certainly a nod to the good old days of the railways before that Dr Beeching got his hands on them. By the 1950s, the sound of steam had given way to the chug of diesel and the final nail in the coffin was the pesky motor car, which put paid to the profitability of the trains.

Day train trips on heritage railways


Luckily, the country is filled with enough train lovers and enthusiasts that we have lots of heritage railways to keep the steam locos and wagons rolling. Mainline, branch line, narrow gauge, standard gauge - all sorts of railways have been saved from becoming overgrown and forgotten.

Many of our railway experiences are hosted by such railway associations. Mostly made up of volunteers, you'll never meet such a passionate group of people who are always welcoming to visitors. Be it the station master, the signal man or the driver, they all play an important role on their railways - and many of our train experiences let you join in as a crew member for the day.

Whether you want to lap up the luxury of these trains as a passenger, or prefer to literally roll your sleeves up and get stuck in (that coal won't shovel itself into the furnace after all!), our train days out are fantastic fun for all. Make it a family affair and have a meal out on the move, visit the works sheds where restorations are underway, or just enjoy a simple cream tea watching the trains trundle past. Simply superb.

Browse our train experiences


So as you can see, this section is a great place to start of you're looking for the perfect gifts for train lovers. Rather than sitting trackside with a flask of tea, why not upgrade to a proper day out on the train with a round trip along some Britain's finest and best-loved heritage railways? Or how about really making a day of it and getting dressed up for an exquisite Pullman train experience? Have a little look at this Pullman afternoon tea experience video for an idea of our days out by train.
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