Grandad was a huge steam train fan, so in order to remember him and celebrate him, we all went for our first ride on a steam train. Including Granny who is 77!
We went to the Severn Valley Railway and we had an awesome day. The sun shone, the inside of the train was beautifully refurbished and the scenery was just stunning. I felt as though I was an extra in a Miss Marple murder mystery. The guards were lovely and my daughter was allowed to go into the ticket office, look at the old machines, lights and try on a guard's cap.
The most bizarre moment was when we drove through a local safari park and could spot elephants and rhinos from the train!
My son adored going to the engine house, eating a picnic next to the engines, inspecting them thoroughly and discovering a train table with a Cranky on it. Toddler heaven.