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Churnet Valley Railway

Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
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visited the winter steam gala and had a very good day out you can travel all day on different steam... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
ianrice007
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Derby, United Kingdom
Family day out

Very good day out,we all enjoyed the steam train and the food at Froghall station was very... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Steven G
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The Churnet Valley Railway, is a picturesque heritage Steam Railway that runs through Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland, the Churnet Valley. It meanders alongside the Caldon Canal and the River Churnet for a delightful nostalgic 11 mile return journey. Kingsley & Froghall Station has ample parking and disabled access and is home to the award winning traditional Tea Room plus the railways Souvenir Shop, both of which are open on running days. Consall Station has no public road access making it very quiet and isolated in its situation beside the weir on River Churnet where the canal splits from the river. Nearby are the Lime Kilns and the Black Lion Public House. At Cheddleton Station you can visit the Railway’s Engine Sheds and its small Railway Artifacts Museum. Trains run most Sundays from February to October, and full weekends from Easter as well as Wednesdays from June to September. Additional services run on all Bank Holiday Mondays and school holidays.
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Kingsley & Froghall Station, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HA, England
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

visited the winter steam gala and had a very good day out you can travel all day on different steam engines all day and visit the loco sheds very good value for the money.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Very good day out,we all enjoyed the steam train and the food at Froghall station was very nice,loverly open fire and old music playing.

Thank Steven G
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We took our two young grandsons as they are train mad. Paid £60 for family ticket and unlimited travel all day, managed one round trip from 12:00 to 16:00. Nice trains although you couldn’t get up close at the stations. My main concern is with...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Took the family out for a day and found this wonderful railway. Everybody was friendly and everything was clean - not like the 'good old days'. Easy parking and great family value.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Lovely experience, nice staff. A nice afternoon on a lovely old train. I wouldn't say the views were little Switzerland as advertised however nice enough. I would take a picnic if the train is late it's short stop at the cafe. Just a little lack...More

Thank Pol S
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Every year we try a new Santa Special and this one didn’t disappoint. All the staff wear Dickensian clothes and create a really friendly atmosphere. Santa was authentic and jolly and the children all had good gifts. Mince pies, sherry (for the big kids), chocolate...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

went fathers day special ..... fantastical experience .... what a great bit of history being kept alive ...... i most certainly will be going again .... DISABLED access we found no problems and my daughter is in a wheelchair ..... would i recommend most definitely

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This year was our third trip on the Santa Train and my 6 year old daughter loves it. We went as a family of six (Five adults and and 1 child) and we booked as first class compartment. The station is decorated for Christmas, there...More

2  Thank Sally W
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We had a great day out here, the kids loved it and especially the Santa train, they can't wait to go back, I thought it was inexpensive too.

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This was our first experience of the Santa and Steam with our 2 year old daughter. We all had a fab time, super friendly staff, our daughter had never been on a train before and loved the whole experience. She was excited to see Santa...More

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LovinaBargain
13 May 2018|
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Response from mitzi12016 | Reviewed this property |
Both stations offer things to see, but Froghall station is a short walk from Froghall Wharf which is lovely,it has a tea room called Hettys which is well worth a visit,you can walk alongside the Canal if you have the time.
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Malcolm L
5 April 2018|
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Response from Jon K | Property representative |
In the main yes, but on selected events journeys are restricted to certain times. However on such occasions this is advised at time of booking :)
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Elizabethjt
19 March 2018|
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Response from ianrice007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do allow dogs on the trains
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