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Child Ticket Price Aged 8 - 15 £54.50
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Steam Train Father’s Day Lunch Staffordshire

Father Day Lunch Train

£54.50 per person – Departs from Froghall at 13:30

This Father’s Day, why not take your loved ones back in time in a classic 1960s First Class dining carriage, hauled by a beautifully restored steam locomotive. Our dedicated staff will host and cater to you as you dine in comfort and style, with the Churnet Valley countryside as a stunning backdrop.

Enjoy a sumptuous, three-course Father’s Day meal, in the luxury of one of our period restaurant cars. This experience offers a traditional British menu, using locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, as well as a fine few hours on a comfortable train journey through beautiful Staffordshire landscapes. Relax in the vintage ambience of our perfectly restored dining car, and share a wonderful dining experience with those you love the most.


Please let us know about any allergies or dietary needs in your booking party. We can offer gluten-free and allergen-free options upon request – these must be made at the time of booking, as we cannot accommodate them on the day of. Contact our office to check the options before booking.


We have a full bar on board with a range of drinks on offer. You can pre-order drinks before the day to have your drinks ready for you as soon as you board. Please note that drinks from the bar are priced separately and are not included in the ticket price.

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We design our menus to encompass seasonal ingredients, and we use locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible. Our menu reflects our pride in the county of Staffordshire and its rich industrial history, rolling landscapes, and award-winning produce.

Dress Code

All of our dining trains operate on a smart-casual dress code. You may wear black tie or a lounge suit if you’d like, but it isn’t compulsory. We do ask that guests don’t wear: tracksuits, walking shoes/boots, trainers, sweatshirts, or hats while in the dining cars.


We would like to remind passengers that this train ride can be a once in a lifetime experience for some of our guests. This ride is especially for Father’s Day, so do remain courteous and mindful of other guests celebrating with their families.


Due to the genuine heritage design, our trains unfortunately aren’t wheelchair accessible. Customers with limited mobility should call our office ahead of time to discuss their needs and we will do everything we can to make your trip as easy and comfortable as possible, including reserving a table nearer to the doors if needed.


Customer toilets are available on board.


We welcome children of 8 years and above. Please ensure that children are well-behaved and remain seated during the ride.


Dogs are not permitted on the dining coaches, with the exception of Service Dogs.


There is free parking at Froghall, with a limited number of disabled spaces. We advise that you arrive at least 20 minutes early in order to get a space.