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Mothering Sunday + CREAM TEAS

Mum travels FREE with any accompanied fare-paying visitor on Mothering Sunday 11 March 2018, plus Mum also receives a small posy of flowers with the compliments of our volunteers.

All the while your steam locomotive is lazily billowing steam past your window and the vintage diesel is growling its way along the line on the gentle 50-minute round trip. With lovely views gradually opening out to Whiteleaf Cross in the distance, plus the Red Kites often whirling overhead, it is surely going to be the perfect Mothering Sunday treat.

In addition our delicious cream teas are served in the Afternoon Tea Cars on the 13.30, 15.00 and 16.30 departures from Chinnor.

All Cream Teas are served on our GWR Hotels Dept crockery. Adults enjoy two locally procured and freshly baked scones, deliciously thick Rodda's clotted cream, plus strawberry jam and butter, together with your choice of tea, coffee, or soft drink. Please note Child (1-4 yrs) prices include one scone only.

Sorry - all tables in our Afternoon Tea Cars on Mothering Sunday are now SOLD OUT - but you are still most welcome to come along for the ride and our stewards will be providing an at-seat service of tea, coffee etc throughout the rest of the train.


Trains depart Chinnor station at 11.00, 12.15, 13.30 (Afternoon Tea Car), 15.00 (Afternoon Tea Car) and 16.30 (Afternoon Tea Car). Each round trip is both steam and vintage diesel hauled - 'top and tailed' to Thame Junction - Network Rail advise (30.01.2018) that we will not be able to take our train over their line and into our long siding at Princes Risborough due to engineering works, but the return journey will still take approximately 50 minutes in duration.


 Mum* (16+ yrs) Free Travel + Cream Tea  £8.00
 Adult or Senior Travel + Cream Tea (16+ yrs)  £18.00
 Child Travel + Cream Tea (5-15 yrs)  £10.00
 Child Free travel + Cream Tea (1-4 yrs)  £4.00
 Infant Free travel - No Cream Tea (Under-1 yrs)  £0.00

* MUM TRAVELS FREE when accompanied by any fare-paying Adult, Senior, Adult National Railcard holder or Child ticket holder - the £8.00 charge is our standard price for her Cream Tea and reservation.

There is a large free car park, cafe and souvenir shop available at Chinnor station. 

Booking information

  1. Prices shown below INCLUDE your Travel Tickets, Reservations and Cream Teas. Many of our patrons also enjoy travelling on the train either before or after taking their Cream Teas in the Afternoon Tea Car and your travel tickets are valid all day long - so please do take any additional trips along the line in our unreserved accommodation, if you wish! 
  2. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or mobility difficulties. Our Gluten Free scones are home-baked to order by our volunteers and so we do need to know about your requirements in advance (72 hours notice please). We are sorry that our volunteers are unable to provide Vegan Cream Teas - we do try so very hard to please, but it's just something we have found we cannot do very well - however you are welcome to travel with friends and family and provide your own food - there is no extra charge and we will provide you with complimentary tea, coffee etc (call 07979 055366, 10.00-16.00 hours for info).
  3. Dogs - sorry only Assistance Dogs are allowed in the Afternoon Tea Cars.

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Sun 11 Mar 2018