Footplate Experience

This is a day's experience on all aspects of preparing a Steam Locomotive, and driving it on our one and a quarter mile track.

Courses starts at 9.00am until 4.00pm.

When you book online you will receive your voucher in the post with details of who to contact to arrange a date for your course.

Please allow at least 3 weeks for the voucher to arrive with you and please allow atleast 1 month advance notice to fit in the course - the days avaialble are well booked

Minimum age 21 years old.

This is a voucher purchase which is valid for 12 months.

The price includes inviting your family (max. 10 people) to come for the afternoon, around 2.30pm and give them a free ride with you driving.

For one to one or bring a friend courses your locomotive will usually be either Sir Arthur Heywood or Ernest Henry Upton depending on availability.


(completion of the day does not constitute any formal qualification)