Things to do at Nene Valley Railway review
Nene Valley Railway runs between Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction. The track is 7 1/2 miles in length. There are stations at each terminus and three stops en route Orton Mere, Ferry Meadows and Wansford. They have standard travel days but they also have lots of special events throughout the year. These include their Santa express, Winter light spectacular, Thomas big adventure and half-term specials.
You are welcome to alight at the different stops and explore the stations on standard travel days. During special events, there will usually be extra activities and a more strict schedule. Most of the trains that run are steam trains.
“Most people choose to begin their day at our Wansford Station at Stibbington or at Peterborough Station adjacent to Railworld Wildlife Haven – however, you can also join the train at any of our other stations; Orton Mere, Overton (For Ferry Meadows) or Yarwell. (Please note that some Special Events may require pre-purchased tickets only).“
At Wansford station, there is a viewing platform where you can see current restoration work. There is also a cute miniature railway, play area near the car park and a cafe. You can also climb up into a couple of their engines. It is worth checking their website to see what else there is to do at other stations.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Nene Valley Railway Ltd
Is there food and drink available?
Some of the stations have places to eat or you can head into the local villages.
What are the main things to do?
Steam train rides on a 7 1/2 mile railway with stops. Special event days. There are toilets at most stations and places to eat.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive. Standard travel days cost from £16-18 for an adult and £8-9 for a child aged 3-16. Under 3’s are free. Special event days usually incur a different fare.
Is there parking?
Parking is available at the main station.
When are they open?
Nene valley railway runs a varied schedule throughout most, but not all, of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Well behaved dogs are welcome.
Are they accessible?
Full access is provided to most locations for disabled persons and most trains have a specially adapted carriage. Disabled toilet facilities are available at Wansford. Please note that our Swedish Railcar is unable to facilitate wheelchairs.
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