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Footplate Ride

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Have you ever wanted to ride on the footplate of a steam engine?


Book your experience today or buy the experience as a gift voucher & the recipient can book their experience online at their own convenience.


What's included?

  • A 70-minute, seven-mile footplate ride on one of our unique steam locomotives in the company of one of our experienced drivers

  • A BIG Adventure ticket to enjoy Whistlestop Valley at leisure for the remainder of the day (1 person)

  • A souvenir mug

  • A complimentary family ticket (for up to 4 people) 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: £60

Book your date & time now using the button below.

Note that the time you select is the time your train will DEPART Clayton West Station.

If you want to buy the experience as a gift voucher so the recipient can book the date/time of their footplate ride at their own convenience, please purchase the gift voucher using the button below.  Please state in the gift voucher message what the voucher is to be used for. Vouchers are valid for one year.

Please note

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

Participants must be aged 16 years old or over. If the participant is aged between 16-18 years old, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18 who must travel on the same train as the participant

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