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Churnet Valley Railway

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Churnet Valley Railway
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The Churnet Valley Railway, is a picturesque heritage Steam Railway that runs through Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland, the Churnet Valley. It meanders alongside the Caldon Canal and the River Churnet for a delightful nostalgic 11 mile return...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 750755
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have done this trip for four years but sadly this year we were very disappointed. For the second year in a row the children got the same present! Not only that but for adults there were no mince pies... the perks for adults are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dreamer51492868784
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely old steam railway operating through beautiful Staffordshire countryside. A great day out for all the family.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lincs1962
Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommend this at Churnet Valley. We have been every year with grandchildren for the last few years and they love it. From arrival to going home it is a wonderful experience for the kids & adults alike. The staff are brilliant and entertain the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandra20231
Reviewed 4 days ago

Would fully recommend the Santa and steam rides. There's plenty of free parking at Froghall station, the station is well presented and there's a cafe etc too. You can also get on the train at Cheddleton on this particular ride. The personnel running the events...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank WLM157
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it. Took a four-year old. Santa and his helpers were great. The present was very good, the sherry and mince pie most welcome. What is it about steam trains that we love?

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank luckynixaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good interaction with the staff at the railway. Loved the trains and information around giving the visit more of a purpose. Hot and cold food was available in the tea rooms and there was a souvenir shop, Ample free parking Well worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous day in this wonderful railway. Spent nearly 4 hours learning the basics of driving and firing the engine . There is a lot to learn but our instructors were very patient and made the day very enjoyable . The engine USATC S160...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank R9072DTmichael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not often that a birthday present can be shared amongst other members of the family, but the drivers experience allowed other members of our family to be given a train ride along the lovely Chrunet Valley, being driven in a steam train pulled carriage...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mr_Crow_9
Reviewed November 6, 2018

must be done santa train ride. My 3 year old loved this. I love the churnet valley anyway but xmas makes it that more special.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank beff01
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Very nice and well run railway, great day out . Tip, get off at Consall and take a short walk along the canal to the Black Lion Pub :) great food &,atmosphere

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin S
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May 13, 2018|
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Response from mitzi12016 | Reviewed this property |
Both stations offer things to see, but Froghall station is a short walk from Froghall Wharf which is lovely,it has a tea room called Hettys which is well worth a visit,you can walk alongside the Canal if you have the time.
Malcolm L
April 5, 2018|
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Response from JonK2034 | Property representative |
In the main yes, but on selected events journeys are restricted to certain times. However on such occasions this is advised at time of booking :)
March 19, 2018|
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Response from ianrice007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do allow dogs on the trains