Due to the confined environment of our locomotives, it is necessary to take the physical build of anyone wishing to partake in a Driver Experience course into consideration.
A maximum height and weight restriction for each participant must apply. Please do not be offended when our sales team ask for this information at the time of booking.
If you are purchasing a Driver Experience course as a gift, we will still require this information before we are able to proceed with the booking. Our staff will also ask about the general physical and mental health of the course participant. This is to ensure their safety and the safety of the driver.
It may be necessary to decline the acceptance of a participant on the day of the course if the information provided is found to be inaccurate.
Whilst we make every effort to provide our customers with the very best service, there are certain dates and times of the year when Driver Experiences courses cannot be operated. Therefore to avoid disappointment, please call our sales team.
Driver Experience Courses are open to anyone who is over the age of 18 years and is physically fit. Please be advised that the participant will be driving in a relatively confined space.
No previous experience is required to participate in our Taster, Silver, Diesel or Signaller’s Day. Gold and Bespoke courses (depending on the individual requirements) are only open to anyone who has completed a Silver Course in the past.
The participant will require overalls or warm clothing, strong, enclosed shoes or boots (no trainers) and a coat or jacket. We will provide heavy duty gloves.
Participants who have particular dietary requirements must advise us in advance and our Café staff will be more than happy to accommodate you.
We ask that all courses are paid for in full at the time of booking. Payment can be made by telephone with a credit or debit card, or purchased on-line from our shop. You will receive written confirmation of your booking.
If you are purchasing a course as a surprise gift, don’t worry, we’ll make sure not to send post with our railway postage stamp.
HEIGHT & WEIGHT BMI
Due to the confined environment of our locomotives, it is necessary to take the physical build of anyone wishing to partake in a Driver Experience course into consideration. Therefore a maximum height and weight restriction for each participant must apply.
SHARING THE EXPERIENCE
Family members or friends that you choose to share your Driver Experience with must be 10 years old or over.
Please note there may not be service trains operating on Driver Experience dates, and other terms and conditions apply.
Tickets and lunch must be pre-booked at least one week in advance of the date of the course and paid for in full at the time of booking (not applicable on the Taster Course).