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Driver Experience Days

Re-live the golden age of steam and realise your dream of driving a steam engine at Statfold Country Park!

You will receive a warm welcome from your instructor here followed by a safety briefing and information. You are then shown to the footplate where full instructions on the driving controls, firing techniques and other locomotive operating requirements are given. Then, taking turns with the other participants, you will become the driver and fireman.

When are the Driver Experience Days?


The next available dates for Driver Experience Days are on selected Tuesday's in 2024.

Tuesday 26th March

Tuesday 23rd April

Tuesday 18th June

Tuesday 9th July

Tuesday 24th September

Tuesday 8th October

For more information or to make an enquiry please email

How much is the experience?


Driver Experience Days are from £650 per person. The experience will have a maximum of 3 people.

Please note:


Driving a steam engine is physically demanding and can be hard work. You will need to be at least 16 years of age, in good health and reasonably fit since you will be climbing up and down from the footplate quite a few times during the day, as well as shovelling coal and operating heavy controls.

Please let us know if the person taking the course has any disability, medical or learning conditions that we may need to be aware of. 


Statfold Country Park reserve the right to reschedule any experience if the minimum amount of participants per day hasn’t been met.

If you have any questions about these experiences please contact

Driving & Firing Experience

Learn how to drive and fire​ at Statfold Country Park. Each experience will have 2 to 3 participants with lunch and refreshments included. Up to 5 guests can ride for free (lunch can be provided for an extra £10 per person).

You will also be able to enjoy a guided tour of the museum and collection plus, you will receive a Driver Experience Day certificate.

Bespoke Packages

Customise your very own day at Statfold Country Park. Ideal for that special occasion...birthday, stag, hen or simply for yourself.

Makes dreams come true.

Contact us via 

01827 830389

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