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Booking Line: 01388-661394

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Monday - Saturday 0900-1215 & 1245-1600

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Book online anytime or call the booking line on 01388-661394 (select option 3) 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday

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Cream Tea Specials

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Prices:-  

Premium Class (includes cream tea):- Adult £25 (no discounts) Child (5-15) £20    

Standard Class (journey only):- Adult £17 (no discounts) Child (5-15) £12

Note: children under 5 travel for free but do not receive a cream tea or a reserved seat.

 

Departure Time:-

1345 each day arriving back at Stanhope at 1600

 

Please be at the station 15 minutes before departure and allow time to collect your

ticket from the ticket office (opens 60 mins before train departure).  

Tickets strictly limited – advance booking essential

Take a gentle journey down the scenic Wear Valley in a luxurious first class railway coach while enjoying a sumptuous cream tea (scone, cream and jam with tea or coffee).

 

Your cream tea will be home made, with locally-produced constituents, and will be served at your table. Tea or coffee, with endless refills, is included in the price.

 

Your journey will commence at the market town of Stanhope with one of the highlights being a stop on top of the Etherley Viaduct which is more than 100 feet high and from which you will be able to take in outstanding views of the surrounding scenery. Your journey will take two hours and during it you will see parts of the valley that are full of wildlife and natural beauty.

 

Your ticket price includes the two-hour rail trip in first class, a cream tea (vegan & gluten free

now available) with unlimited hot drinks and your guaranteed seat reservation.

 

Trains will run as follows:- (Premium class cream tea seat availability shown in red)

 

LAST DATE FOR 2018

Sunday 30 September 18 Sorry PREMIUM CLASS IS SOLD OUT

Cream Tea Trains

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Terms & Conditions

 

Tickets are non-refundable within 10 days of date of travel, changes may be made subject to availability.

 

All refunds and changes are subject to a £5 administration fee.

 

Tickets are only valid on the time & date of service indicated on the ticket.

 

Whilst every effort is made to maintain advertised services, Weardale Railway CIC reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice and accepts no liability for loss, inconvenience or delay thereby caused.

 

Purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptence of these terms and conditions.

 

 

Ticket Collection

 

Cream Tea Specials

 

When booking online, or by phone, you will be provided with a booking reference.  Your ticket will be available for collection at Stanhope station ticket office on the day of travel, prior to boarding the train. The Ticket Office will open 60 minutes before the departure of your train.

 

Other Special Events (when advertised)

 

Tickets purchased in advance, either online, or by phone will be posted to the buyer (if time allows), alternatively, tickets can be collected from the station ticket office at Bishop Auckland or Stanhope on the day of travel.

 

Tickets will also be on sale on the day at Bishop Auckland and Stanhope stations and from the ticket inspector on the train if joining at an unstaffed station.

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Vegan and gluten free now available on cream tea specials

Make your ticket selections below, once selected the ticket type will appear in the secure Paypal basket where you can increase the number of tickets required and also select "continue shopping" to return to this page and add addtional ticket types.

 

Special note concerning vegan and gluten free options in Premuim Class - please ensure the correct ticket button is selected below.

 

Please ensure you select tickets from the correct date of travel.

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Premium Class ADULT FULL
Premium Class CHILD FULL
Standard Class ADULT £17
Standard Class CHILD £12
Premium Class Gluten Fr ADULT FULL
Premium Class Gluten Fr CHILD FULL
Premium Class Vegan ADULT FULL
Premium Class Vegan CHILD FULL

Sunday 27th May 2018 - SOLD OUT

Premium Class ADULT FULL
Premium Class CHILD FULL
Standard Class ADULT £17
Standard Class CHILD £12
Premium Class Gluten Fr ADULT FULL
Premium Class Gluten Fr CHILD FULL
Premium Class Vegan ADULT FULL
Premium Class Vegan CHILD FULL
Premium Class ADULT £25 Premium Class CHILD £20 Standard Class ADULT £17 Standard Class CHILD £12 Premium Class Gluten Free ADULT £25 Premium Class Gluten Free CHILD £20 Premium Class Vegan ADULT £25 Premium Class Vegan CHILD £20 Premium Class ADULT £25 Premium Class CHILD £20 Standard Class ADULT £17 Standard Class CHILD £12 Premium Class Gluten Free ADULT £25 Premium Class Gluten Free CHILD £20 Premium Class Vegan ADULT £25 Premium Class Vegan CHILD £20

Sunday 26th August 2018  - SOLD OUT

Premium Class ADULT FULL
Premium Class CHILD FULL
Standard Class ADULT £17 Standard Class CHILD £12 Premium Class Gluten Free ADULT FULL
Premium Class Gluten Free CHILD FULL
Premium Class Vegan ADULT FULL
Premium Class Vegan CHILD FULL

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

For gluten free or vegan please ensure you select the correct ticket type button.

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Sunday 30th September 2018 - Premium class SOLD OUT

Sunday 29th July 2018 - SOLD OUT

Sun

30

Sep

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

For gluten free or vegan please ensure you select the correct ticket type button.

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Sun

26

Aug

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

For gluten free or vegan please ensure you select the correct ticket type button.

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Sun

29

Jul

Sun

27 May

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

For gluten free or vegan please ensure you select the correct ticket type button.

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Sun

24

Jun

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

For gluten free or vegan please ensure you select the correct ticket type button.

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Sunday 24th June 2018 - SOLD OUT

SORRY - ALL CREAM TEA (PREMIUM CLASS) TRAINS ARE NOW SOLD OUT.  BOOKMARK THIS PAGE FOR DETAILS OF NEXT YEAR'S CREAM TEA AND AFTERNOON TEA TRAINS