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Churnet Valley Railway

Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 758491
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Christmas treat

My husband and I completed our Christmas celebrations by travelling on the Christmas Winter Warmer... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Santa and steam

My son is a regular visitor here and so we decided to surprise him and his little sister with a... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Lyndsey M
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
+44 1538 758491
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

My husband and I completed our Christmas celebrations by travelling on the Christmas Winter Warmer steam train journey beginning at Cheddleton station, through to Ipstones then to Consall, Froghall and back to Cheddleton. What a wonderful way to spend a morning, mince pies, sherry and...More

Thank sharonsmith42uk
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My son is a regular visitor here and so we decided to surprise him and his little sister with a visit to see santa. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere was great and all the staff were very friendly. The kids had chocolate and a...More

Thank Lyndsey M
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit Churnet Valley Railway once again for their annual Santa and Steam event. I have to say we were not left disappointed, the whole experience was fantastic for both the kids and the really big kids (adults). I will certainly be visiting...More

Thank daryls1986
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Special sums it up. Santa, balloon man, present for Lucy, chocolate and drink for children and sherry and mince pie for Mum and Dad. Volunteers were all so friendly and helpful. A really special experience and many, many thanks to those who don't get paid,...More

Thank Bollytim
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Once again my young grandsons enjoyed their amazing visit on the Santa Train. Santa is the best ever (possibly THE REAL ONE according to the boys). He spends time with each child and makes the day special. The presents are also appropriate to the age...More

Thank Sanma7
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is our third year of visiting, still not disapointed! We booked on line, easy. A few days later we had the confirmation for our seats. Greeted by friendly volunteers as always and they are very welcoming. Train arrived on time. Once you find your...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I have attended a wedding here in the past and loved it, santa train did not disappointed either. Such a magical experience made possible by amazing staff. Nothing was too much for them and the gifts and complimentary food and drink during the ride were...More

Thank dellyBIGbelly
HOCVR, Administrator at Churnet Valley Railway, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of the Churnet Valley Railway. We're very pleased to hear how much you've enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had a brilliant afternoon with friends (4 adults and 4 children aged between 6-10). Children really enjoyed riding on the train and really enjoyed presents and chatting with Santa. The only shame was that the drinks and snacks were set, ideally a choice of drinks...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 16 November 2016

a great day out for all family the station cafe is superb especially when they put a coal fire in the santa specials are good 4 kids

Thank sharon b
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first time visiting the railway and definetly won't be our last the kids loved it and plenty going on at the stations for the kids to do, we ended up doing a couple of trips on the train as you could use...More

Thank Carla B
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Hi Is there a dress code for the lunch time dining trip ? Regards Julie
8 April 2017|
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Response from Thomas B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie I didn't go for lunch so I am not sure . Sorry regrads
Cynthia K
At what time of the day does the Churnet Valley Railway train run? How long is the tour? and how much does it cost? Would you pick up someone staying in Stoke-on Trent? Thank you, Cynthia
30 October 2015|
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Response from Jon5987 | Reviewed this property |
Need to check the CVR website for Public Opening Dates, but generally it's weekend and Bank Holidays with Wednesdays during school holidays. First train about 11am (earlier during selected events), you did need to make your... More