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VIP Experiences

The perfect gift, to treat yourself or a friend, loved one or a family member to an exclusive VIP Experience at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Whether you’re planning a romantic treat, birthday or anniversary celebration with all the family, let us help make your day that extra bit special!

BOOK NOW: For more information please contact Harriet or Liz in the office on 01983 882204 or send us a message HERE.

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Edwardian Hamper Experience

Experience the romance of heritage rail dining with a one hour round trip from Havenstreet though the stunning English countryside. Travelling in a beautifully restored 1st class carriage, your party can sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious, boxed picnic with your own bottle of prosecco.

Due to age and design of our first class compartments we regret that these experiences are not wheelchair accessible however walking ramps are available for those with limited mobility.

Size: Groups of 2-6 people

Availability: Most days when trains are running, with a minimum of 3 days booking notice in advance please

Price Per Person: Adults: £49.50, Children £24.75 (Hamper baskets remain property of the Steam Railway)

Gift vouchers are available from our online shop – the perfect first-class present

Ryde Pier Tram Experience

Hire our unique tram for a fascinating journey along the line. You’ll have the exclusive use of this beautiful vehicle for you and your group.

Originally dating from 1927, the tram spent its working life shuttling between Ryde Esplanade and the Pier Head. Now extensively rebuilt, it is ideal for a small group and with its large windows, you’ll enjoy a panoramic drivers’-eye view up and down the line.

Size: Up to 20 people

Availability: Any blue timetable day. You’ll enjoy a 1 hour round trip to both ends of the line.

Price: £295 for up to 20 people


Victorian Train experience

Get into the party mood on board our pair of Victorian 4-wheeled carriages. Beautifully restored, you’ll travel in style with your family and friends on a journey through the Isle of Wight countryside. With their two large inter-connecting saloons, these quaint Victorian veterans create a convivial atmosphere that is ideal for a medium-sized group.

We’ll welcome you on board with a glass of Prosecco or soft drink and your group will enjoy exclusive use of either one or both carriages as you make a complete round trip along the line. Duration approx. 1 hour

Size: 12-40 people

Availability: Any red timetable day, and selected special events

Price: Adults: £24.50, Children: £12.25, subject to a minimum of 12 people

Footplate Experience

Make any occasion truly special by adding a footplate experience for one lucky person.

A ride on one of our steam locomotives is a feast for the senses. Experience the rhythmic sound of the cylinders, the heat from the firebox, and unmistakable aroma of a steam locomotive at work. Accompanied by our experienced driver and fireman, you’ll take a round trip of the line with the best view on the railway.

Whatever the special occasion, a footplate experience will create memories to last a lifetime.

Size: Maximum of 1 person on each train

Please note: To be able to join us for this experience you must be in good health and reasonably fit. You must be able to climb on and off the locomotive from the ground.

Availability: Any day when trains are running

Price: £125

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