Fathers' Day Flyer Package
We are offering a bespoke package to enjoy a day together which includes a memorable trip, for Dad, on the footplate of our resident steam locomotive ‘Rocket’ where the crew will demonstrate the finer points of locomotive driving. The Father’s Day package also allows unlimited travel on our standard gauge service for all the family, admission to the model railway exhibition and a two-course meal served in our very own Furnaces Tearoom. The cost of the package is an attractive £80 for a family of four and we also offer flexible packages if you want to get Grandad involved or if you wish to bring a larger party with you. In particular, a special menu is available for the day for those families taking advantage of our Father’s Day Flyer package.
There are only a limited number of footplate rides available and as such travel on the footplate is restricted to one journey between Spring Village to Horsehay or from Horsehay to Spring Village.
You’ll be welcomed onto the footplate by our experienced locomotive crew, who’ll show you how the locomotive works, and the art of keeping the engine running smoothly. After the guard has blown his whistle and given the right away you’ll be off down the line enjoying the best view on the railway.
You must be in good health and reasonably fit (i.e. able to climb on and off the locomotives from the ground). Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing that fully covers your arms and legs, and do not attend the experience under the influence of alcohol or drugs