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Summer Holidays KIDS 1 & Crafts4Kidz

Throughout the summer school holidays our popular Kids-for-a-Quid scheme is once again in operation. Up to two children (5-15 yrs) go for just £1 each when accompanied by any fare-paying Adult (16-59 yrs), Senior (60+ yrs), or Adult National Railcard holder.

Summer Crafts

Looking for something to keep children amused on the train? Why not join the Boxcrazy Ladies, Sue and Barbara for some fun crafts while you enjoy the trip down the line?  The craft sessions run on the 11.00, 12.15 and 13.35 departures from Chinnor and the 11.35, 12.50 and 14.10 from Princes Risborough.

Note; the ladies will not be on the trains on Thursday 8th August or Sunday 18th August.

The cost of the craft session is an extra £4 per Child (payable to Sue on the day, cash or card) and there is a maximum of 20 people per craft session on any one journey.

See the foothills of the Chilterns in their summer glory: you might spot some of our local wildlife such as deer, and it is rather rare not to see the Red Kites whirling overhead. All the while your steam locomotive is lazily billowing out steam past your window or the vintage diesel is growling its way along the line on the gentle round trip.

A through the train catering trolley will operate from 11.00 onwards and will offer an at-seat service of moderately priced teas, coffees, light refreshments and snacks.

If you are looking for something more to do whilst in Chinnor then see our guide 'Stroll Around Chinnor Village' which includes links to the Wee Bookshop and The Village Centre for food and drink, ditto Bar/Restaurant meals in local pubs, or say visit the Windmill (generally open first and third Sunday in the month) or the local Church, and the guide also lists other places that may be of interest.

Why not make several trips when you visit - your travel tickets are valid all day long...

Departure Times

Trains will depart Chinnor station and Princes Risborough station (Platform 4) as shown below.

Please note: 16.30 from Chinnor and 17.05 return from Princes Risborough runs on SUNDAYS ONLY - does not operate on any Thursdays:

  Diesel Steam Diesel Steam Steam Steam
Chinnor depart 09.30 11.00 12.15 13.35 15.00 16.30
Princes Risborough
arrive
10.00 11.25 12.40 14.00 15.25 16.55
 
Princes Risborough
depart
10.15 11.35 12.50 14.10 15.35 17.05
Chinnor arrive
10.40 12.00 13.15 14.35 16.05 17.35

Ticket Prices

   IN ADVANCE: BY 20.00
 ON DAY BEFORE TRAVEL
 ON THE DAY:
 WALK-UP & BUY
 ONLINE AGENCY:
 BOOKING FEE
 Child* (5-15 yrs)  £1  £1  £2 per complete booking
 Adult (16-59 yrs)  £11  £12  
 Senior (60+ yrs)  £9  £10  
 Adult National Railcard holder#  £9  £10  
 Child (0-4 yrs)  £ Free  £ Free  


*From Thursday 25 July until Sunday 01 September 2018 inclusive and every day in-between that the railway runs, e.g. every Sunday and each Thursday - up to two children (5-15 yrs) go for just £1 each when accompanied by any fare-paying Adult (16-59 yrs), Senior (60+ yrs), or Adult National Railcard holder.

# Named holder(s) shown on National Railcard.

Make up a Party of 10 (or more):

There are reduced rates for groups of 10 or more - please speak to Ray on 07718 003133 (10.00 - 16.00, calls only - sorry no texts to his 'phone) and Ray will be delighted to discuss availability and prices with you.

Facilities at stations

On days when the Railway is operating our volunteers at Chinnor station provide: a ticket office where you can book tickets to travel on the same day; a large car park which offers FREE parking for ticket holders; the Cambrian Tea Shop selling drinks and light refreshments and the souvenir shop is open; toilet and baby changing facilities are available; take a look at our Accessibility Guide if you are in a wheelchair or require assistance.

At Princes Risborough station services are provided by Chiltern Railways - except that the heritage line provides a ticket office located on Platform 4, where you can book tickets to travel to Chinnor on the same day (services commence in August 2018). See details of Chiltern Railways facilities at the station guide. For car parking at Princes Risborough see the Chiltern Railways parking page (present charge Autumn 2018 for Off-Peak parking is £5).

Booking information

*From Thursday 25 July until Sunday 01 September 2019 inclusive and every day in-between that the railway runs, e.g. every Sunday and each Thursday - up to two children (5-15 yrs) go for just £1 each when accompanied by any fare-paying Adult (16-59 yrs), Senior (60+ yrs), or Adult National Railcard holder.

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Thu 22 Aug 2019
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Thu 29 Aug 2019
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Sun 01 Sep 2019
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