Driver Taster Course

Have you ever wanted to drive a steam engine?


Purchase an experience today or buy the experience as a gift and we will provide a list of available dates along with the gift voucher.

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Whats included? 

  • Two-hour course

  • Take the regulator of one of our steam engines with one-on-one tuition from an experienced engineman

  • Learn how to fire and operate a steam locomotive

  • 10 miles of steam driving including a trip to the mouth of the Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel, a return trip to Skelmanthorpe and a trip to Cuckoo’s Nest

  • Free travel for up to four guests on the day of the course

  • A souvenir mug and certificate to remember the day

  • A complimentary family ticket to Whistlestop Valley for a return visit within a year

  • A tour of the workshop (subject to staff availability)

  • Not available during special events

  • Must be booked in advance (not available to purchase on the day)

  • Please note that requests for specific locomotives CANNOT be accommodated as this relies heavily on both driver & loco availability

Available on selected weekends only


Per person: £160

Important Information

Please Click Here to read Whistlestop Valley's important Terms & Conditions before purchasing a Footplate/Driver Experience.

Participants must be aged 18 years old or over

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