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Easter Steam 4-Days KIDS 1

Four days of steam this Easter from 19 April to 22 April 2019 inclusive. Under 5s go Free and 5-15 years are just £1.

On your journey see the foothills of the Chiltern Hills change from their winter drab to emerging spring greenery and you might spot some of our local wildlife too - 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 and 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. Our volunteers will also offer younger children a complimentary chocolate treat!

We've got Crafts4Kidz on selected departures with the Boxcrazy Ladies Sue and Barbara - projects that the young folks can do on the train and take away when they leave (cost is £4 - £5 per project). Our professional face-painter from All That Glitters will be travelling on the same trains too, and Karen will make her way through the carriages during the journey - for more details click on the links shown above please.

And at Chinnor station we will be operating our popular Chick Hunt - it's £2 to enter and of course every winner who spots all the chicks will receive a standard size chocolate egg as a reward!

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.

Also, why not make several trips along the line - your travel tickets are valid all day long, of course.


  Diesel Railcar
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







Adult (16-59 yrs)



 £2 per complete booking

Senior (60+ yrs)




Adult National Railcard#




Accompanied Child (5-15 yrs)




Child* (0-4 yrs)




* Children 0-4 years go FREE.
# Named holder(s) shown on National Railcard.

Dog Friendly - well behaved dogs on a lead always travel FREE.

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.


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 miss the previous evening's advance booking - not to worry and please just come along - plenty of tickets are available on the day!

Tickets are valid all day long and we have lots of seats available on every train.  Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the journey.

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Sat 20 Apr 2019
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Sun 21 Apr 2019
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Mon 22 Apr 2019
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