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Steam Train Driving Taster Experience at Sherwood Forest Railway for One

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1 person
Valid for 12 months
Mansfield - Nottinghamshire
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Take control of a steam engine on a 5/8th scale, 15'' gauge railway through Sherwood Forest. Beginning with a safety briefing, jump aboard the train for a one-to-one lesson. Start on the easy section of the track to get a feel for the job in hand, before graduating to the entire length of the Sherwood Forest Railway, the only narrow gauge steam railway in Nottinghamshire. Travelling through gorgeous rural scenery, an experienced tutor is with you every step of the way, giving tips, information and fun facts about the locos. The line which started as a dream in the late 1990s now boasts two level crossings, a tunnel and two stations. This experience is a must-try for any self-respecting rail enthusiast.

In a Nutshell
  • A steam train driving experience for one
  • Receive full one-to-one instruction from a trained professional
  • A demonstration on the practice track as well as supervised driving
  • An exciting lap of the Sherwood Forest track
Key Info
  • Availability Description
    This voucher is valid for one person. Available Monday–Friday, February–November. All dates are subject to availability.
  • Participant Guidelines
    Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Other Info
    All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences. Please note, this experience takes place in a cabin with space for two and as such is only available for one person at a time. This voucher cannot be extended. You are advised to have a reasonable level of health and fitness to take part. Please contact the supplier to discuss any disabilities or medical restrictions at point of booking. Vouchers must be booked in advance.


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5 / 5 [based on 8 reviews]
Age: Over 65
29 June 2022
Sherwood Forest Railway
A great experience. Really enjoyed driving the engine under the expert guidance of Pete. Thoroughly recommend.
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Age: Over 65
Occasion: Christmas
14 June 2022
Brian's day
We all had a lovely day
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Early riser
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
15 May 2022
A great experience
I bought this for my husband for Christmas. Steve, the teacher was excellent. I went along. Though it was clear the experience was only for one. We both received a welcome drink & I was invited to sit on the train while my husband drove it. The staff were all friendly and we enjoyed a lovely afternoon. I would definitely recommend this.
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Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
12 May 2022
Brilliant day out
Bob was an excellent teacher explaining how things work and how to read the railway whilst driving the engine. It was a brilliant experience which I would love to repeat!
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Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
11 May 2022
Another one off the bucket list
Really enjoyed myself….
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Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
26 April 2022
The Best Present to Give
I attended this experience today and thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Bob and all the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make it totally enjoyable. I was able to take the reins twice and the wife was able to come along as well. I would thoroughly recommend this railway and hope they are able to fund their extension.
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Kim catling
Occasion: Birthday
21 April 2022
Great for granddad!
My dad had this as a present from my children. He rang yesterday, booked it for 3pm today and noe he’s round here telling me all about it.
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Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
11 March 2022
Brilliant Day
A very enjoyable day driving a steam engine. Staff very helpful and in a pleasant setting.
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