Mothering Sunday MUM HALF-PRICE

Mum travels HALF-PRICE (half the full Adult or Senior rate) with any accompanied fare-paying visitor on Mothering Sunday 31 March 2019, plus Mum also receives a small posy of flowers with the compliments of our volunteers.


If you are travelling as a family then BoxCrazy Sue and her helper will be offering craft sessions for children in our specially reserved-seat accommodation throughout the day - to book your places, seats and pay for your tickets - please see here.


On the 11.00 departure we are also offering reserved seats together with Morning Coffee or Tea and Danish Pastries and all served on our GWR crockery - to book your seats and pay for your tickets - please see here.


A through the train catering trolley also begins on the 11.00 from Chinnor and will offer throughout the day an at-seat service of paid-for teas, coffees, light refreshments, snacks, plus there's also Prosecco served in a flute for Mum (well, it is her special day).

All the while your steam locomotive is lazily billowing steam past your window and the vintage diesel is growling along the line between Chinnor and Princes Risborough and return. With lovely views gradually opening out to Whiteleaf Cross and the Vale of Aylesbury in the distance, plus the Red Kites often whirling overhead, it is surely going to be the perfect Mothering Sunday treat.


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 local Church, and the guide also lists other places that may be of interest.


There is a Point to Point Race Meeting at nearby Kingston Blount (SatNav OX39 4SG 2.5 miles) on Mothering Sunday afternoon and tickets are available on the gate at £15 each (cash only), or advance ticket sales can be made prior to Wednesday, 20 March online at £10 per person to include a free racecard. Under 18s are admitted free of charge with a paying adult.

At Chinnor station there is a large FREE car park for train ticket holders - plus a small tea room and souvenir shop is available.



Steam & Diesel
Steam & Diesel Steam & Diesel
Steam & Diesel
Steam & Diesel
 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
 Platform 4 for arrivals and departures:
 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 16.00 17.35


   IN ADVANCE: BY 20.00
 Adult Mum* (16-59 yrs) goes HALF PRICE  £ 5  £ 6  £2 per complete booking
 Senior Mum* (60+ yrs) goes HALF PRICE  £ 4  £ 5  
 Adult (16-59 yrs)  £11  £12  
 Senior (60+ yrs)  £9  £10  
 Adult National Railcard holder#  £9  £10  
 Accompanied Child** (5-15 yrs)  £ 3  £ 3  
Child (0-4 yrs)  £ Free  £ Free  

*Mum goes HALF-PRICE when accompanied by any fare-paying Adult, Senior, Adult National Railcard, or Child ticket holder.

#Named holder(s) shown on your National Railcard.

** Up to two accompanied children go for £3 each when any ticket is purchased by an Adult, Senior, or Adult National Railcard holder.


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 train ticket holders; the Cambrian Tea Room 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 most 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. See details of Chiltern Railways facilities at the station guide. For car parking at Princes Risborough see the Chiltern Railways parking page (present charge in Autumn 2018 for Off-Peak parking is £5).

Booking information

If you would like to make several trips up and down the line, or even stay all day, then you are welcome to do so (your tickets are valid for unlimited journeys on the day shown for travel).

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Sun 31 Mar 2019
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