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Address: Loughborough Central Station | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
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My wife and I were gifted a trip on the Charnwood Forester fine dining excursion. The tickets and information arrived with inclusive day rover tickets for the railway. We took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My son and I took a trip up and down the great central line when Peppa and George made an appearance. He thoroughly enjoyed meeting them in person but I think the tickets were too costly. Specially since the the other organised activities on that day were really of no use ( colouring, playing with peppa pig toys and a... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were gifted a trip on the Charnwood Forester fine dining excursion. The tickets and information arrived with inclusive day rover tickets for the railway. We took advantage of these and spent the day travelling and exploring the various stations . They are all fascinating, with lots of train memorabilia to see. The evening 'Pullman' dining experience... More 

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a lovely family day out travelling on a steam train up and down the Great Central Line. Stopping at other stations and enjoying the entertainment. Reasonably priced too. Would recommend this attraction to anyone with young children

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a brilliant evening out- relaxed and a great selection of ale on board their train. The food is superb and well worth booking. Can't wait for the next one in October!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I would not recommend this service for families I booked for me my husband and my son for Father's Day and they let me book the three seats then refused to sit my 7 month old baby. He was sitting and moving at 7 months so I had to sit him on my lap and eat my lunch I wouldn't... More 

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Northampton
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16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I visited as part of a group and we had an excellent day. There is plenty to see at the various stations along the line and bring nostalgia to those who remember steam railways. The day ticket gives you rides all day so you can visit the stations and sample the cakes at the cafes on the way. Steam and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Bought the steam train driver experience for my husband and brother in law. From start to finish we were treated like royalty, looked after, educated, amused and entertained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My Husband and I spent a truly wonderful day travelling in the beautifully preserved railway carriages through the various stations which had also been magnificently preserved and captured in time, setting out from Loughborough Railway Station on the Grand Central Heritage Line. Many of the men and women working at these stations were volunteers; like John and James, mainly based... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Poorly staffed, food very hit and miss dependant on when you visit. Not great value for money, could do much better, relying on trade from the railway rather than their on merits Sorry!

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stafford
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was booked on this as a birthday treat with my wife, sister and brother in law. Not really sure what I expected but was very pleasantly surprised. Parking was free right outside the station, we were allowed onto the footplate where the very enthusiastic driver and firewoman were eager to answer all our questions. Drinks in the station bar,... More 

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