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For steamy sophistication, on selected days this summer, come and join us on board our historic carriages whilst being hauled by our magnificently restored steam* engine, all while enjoying The Heart of Norfolk, for a real nostalgic treat. 


Relax and take in the beautiful Mid-Norfolk countryside whilst our smartly attired staff serve you with fresh finger sandwiches, delicious homemade scones and a selection of cakes all whilst sipping on a cup of tea or coffee. 

The price includes all day travel on any of our trains and a reserved seat aboard our The Heart of Norfolk Afternoon Tea steam* train for a return journey from Dereham to Thuxton and back. 

The Heart of Norfolk Special departs Dereham at 3:30pm and arrive back at approximately 4.30pm. 


May - 19th

June - 16th

July - 28th

August - 18th

September - 1st & 15th


Adult - £39.50 per person

Child - £20.95 per person

Enhance your experience with a glass of bubbly at only £6 per person**.

Special Dietary Requirements

We are able to cater for any vegetarians, vegans or any other special dietary requirements - please contact us at the time of booking. 

Dining Trains - Terms & Conditions

*Please note that whilst every effort is made to the advertised traction & services we do reserve the right to amend, alter or cancel service, The Mid-Norfolk Railway does not accept any responsiblity for any inconvenience caused.

**Please note that the Mid-Norfolk Railway do operate a Challenge 25 policy and reserves the right to ask for Photo Identification/proof of date of birth. The Mid-Norfolk Railway also reserves the right to not serve alcohol to anyone it belives is below 18 years old, no refund will be made in this case. The Mid-Norfolk Railway will not tolerate any abuse or violence towards its staff members at any time. 

The Mid-Norfolk Railway are unable to offer any cancellations, refunds or reschedules to any orders, therefore please ensure you can attend the date/time you select before you make payment and book. By making a booking you agree that you shall not take on board the carriage any alcoholic drinks and that all alcoholic drinks must be bought within the MNR premises. 

The Heart of Norfolk -
Afternoon Tea Train



Unlimited Tea & Coffee


Homemade Scones, Sandwiches & Cakes


Delicious Clotted Cream & Jam


Runs throughout the Summer Season

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