Pay now to enjoy later - a steam train trip on the Spa Valley
Railway, through the High Weald countryside, finishing with
Afternoon Tea at Mecure Hotel.
Set in 26 acres of private grounds, Mercure Maidstone provides a quiet and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy Afternoon Tea. On sunny afternoons, their summer terrace is perfect for taking in the stunning views of their grounds.
This venue is located next to Leeds Castle in Kent, and is the ideal place for those who wish to stop for Afternoon Tea while visiting the Castle.
Steam and Heritage Diesel Train Trip for Two
Travel through picturesque Kent and Sussex countryside
Hop off as you please with a destination at every station
Afternoon tea for two
Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
What happens on the day?
Hopping aboard Spa Valley Railway, you'll head out on your steam and heritage diesel-powered adventure through the High Weald countryside. You can hop off and explore along the way, there's plenty to see with a destination at every station. Your afternoon tea will be served in the Mercure Hotel, so just arrive ahead of your pre-booked time to be shown to your table ready to enjoy sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, little cakes or pastries and your choice of a pot of tea or coffee.
Steam Train Trip
The experience can only be undertaken on Green timetabled days and not Purple, Yellow, Blue, Orange or Red.
See calendar here: http://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/calendar.php
Available seven days a week. Date restrictions may apply. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
How long should I allow for this experience?
You should allow approximately 2 to 3 hours for the whole experience. Please ensure you have time to travel to the afternoon tea venue for your pre-booked time slot.
Steam Train Trip Please Note: Whilst every effort is made to haul part of the dining trains with a steam locomotive and also the coaches as described there may be the need to use a heritage 1960s diesel locomotive or other carriages subject to necessity.
The Spa Valley Railway reserves the right to make such changes for whatever reason without prior notice being given.
Please let the hotel know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so they can accommodate your needs. The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary.
Price for two £65.00
from Virgin Experience Days