Footplate Ride

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Have you ever wanted to ride on the footplate of 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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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

  • A souvenir mug

  • 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: £60

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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