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Family Heritage Train Ride at Wensleydale Railway 11871374

3.5 out of 5 (based on 11 reviews)
£29
Location: Northallerton - North Yorkshire
For 4 people
Valid for 12 months
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Overview

Enjoy a fantastic heritage train ride for a family of four. Take a step back in time as you journey through Bedale, Leeming Bar and Scruton. Marvel breathtaking views on the Wensleydale Railway and make memories to last a lifetime. As one of the most scenic rail lines with views over open countryside, populated with wildlife, expect to admire radiant views out of every window. A unique family outing, this is the perfect way to spend precious time together.

What's included?
  • A heritage train ride for two adults and two children
  • Enjoy beautiful views of Bedale, Leeming Bar and Scruton
What do I need to know?
  • All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences
  • This experience is valid for four people, including two adults (over 16 years) and two children (aged 3–15 years)
  • Children under three years travel for free
  • This experience is available to book week round, year round (availability can vary, please check with the supplier upon booking)
  • These tickets are not valid for any other trains at Wensleydale Railway
  • Trains are wheelchair accessible, please ask the guard for assistance on the day
  • Please bring the voucher along with you on the day
  • Those under the age of five travel for free
  • The opening times are Monday–Sunday, from 10am–3pm
  • All dates are subject to availability

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Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 (based on 11 reviews)
Train
23 June 2022
It was a little bit sad after what I had paid for my husbands Christmas box. Unfortunately the day we had booked the line was not fully open so we only went 2.5 mile but we were not informed of this at the time of booking. I can understand work has to be carried out but if we had been told we would have rescheduled to a different time.
Piggy
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Christmas
A GOOD DAY OUT
09 May 2022
A rare family trip out. All the staff were very friendly, and keen to relate the history of the station, its staff, and buildings. We were disappointed that the journey does not go to Redmire this year, and was not steam-hauled, but travelled through lovely scenery. Leyburn used to be an attractive town, but now did not cater for Sunday tourists. The cafes which were open were mostly staffed by unfriendly people - not the usual Yorkshire welcome - and the man at Kim's was very rude. Still, we enjoyed the day, and you will experience a true Yorkshire welcome at all parts of the railway.
Railfan
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Christmas
Another thing ruined by Covid!
22 October 2021
Covid restrictions and problems meant there was no steam train, and only 2 train stops available. The workers were lovely and informative at the heritage museums, trying to make the best of the situation. But it wasn't really the experience we had hoped for. It will be better when it's a full length train ride and with the steam train.
Cat
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Birthday
Disappointing not as booked treat
14 September 2021
The train ride was shorter and non steam trains as originally purchased, and the reason why it was booked as treat for train mad grandson
Response from Buyagift
By Lynsey, Customer Services, 22 Sep 2021
Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your train ride experience. I have passed your comments to our events team to discuss with the experience provider to ensure they are aware of your comments and improvements can be made. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.
Pat
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Other occasion
What a let down
26 August 2021
My husband is long term I’ll and never been on a steam train so I bought this as a gift towards his birthday present. It was bought in 2019 for his birthday in 2020 but with Covid I had to get it extended. We eventually went yesterday and sat on that platform as the train pulled in was the most disappointing moment ever, it was a diesel train. My birthday present for my husband was a complete flop, I was almost in tears. I actually paid more for the experience than if I paid yesterday at the station. It was such a let down and only went to 2 stations and back again. I know Covid has disrupted things but this was such a let down. I didn’t even take any photos as it was just a train, a old but just a train, nothing special whatsoever. I was so devastated, I didn’t even ask my husband how he felt as his face said it all.
Response from Buyagift
By Lynsey, Customer Services, 31 Aug 2021
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience fully. I have passed your comments to our events team to ensure they are aware of your comments and future improvements can be made. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback.
Feefee68
Age: 45-54
Occasion: Birthday
Great Treat
23 August 2021
Lovely train ride excellent staff
Jan
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Christmas
Do not book. Miss sold experience!!
19 August 2021
The voucher is for a steam train ride along the Wensleydale railway line from Leeming Bar to Redmire. I expected a lovely, relaxing and long train ride on an old fashioned steam train through beautiful countryside. How wrong was I! I booked the ticket as a present for my Dad and it was the biggest disappointment and waste of money. Firstly, there is ongoing work to the line meaning that the train is only running been Bedale and Scruton - a 15 minute maximum ride. Secondly, I couldn't quite believe it when an old commuter style of train pulled up at the platform. We were told by staff that it was the correct train but it felt like we boarded an old, in need of an update, train that just happened to be travelling along the line with commuter passengers. Lastly, the views for that 15 minute journey were not that of beautiful Wensleydale. We passed through Leeming Bar viewing people's gardens. There were old, run down and disused trains that were stationary along part of the route and about 5 minutes of countryside. Do not book this experience, you do not get what Buy a Gift a advertising!!
Response from Buyagift
By Lynsey, Customer Services, 31 Aug 2021
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience fully. I have passed your comments to our events team to ensure they are aware of your comments and future improvements can be made. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback.
Louise
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Birthday
good experience
21 February 2020
A wet and windy day but the welcome by staff/volunteers at all the stations on the route made it worthwhile. Nice to see the coal fires burning. views of the surrounding countryside very good.
Woody
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Father's Day
Lovely family day out
22 September 2019
A great day out with a stop at Leyburn & a short walk to the chocolate factory! Took diesel there & steam back. Love the option to do both. Can fill a full day hopping on and off at different stops so advise an earlier start. Great family day out.
Mrs murphy
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Christmas
Such a great day out!
29 August 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our day at Wensleydale Railway. Very friendly team who couldn't do enough to make sure we had a great time.
Cb
Age: 35-44
Occasion: Just because!
Family Heritage Train Ride at Wensleydale Railway
£29