A great day out on a steam traction engine – we spend the day running a traction engine in the yard and on the road!
We begin at 9am with a short safety briefing followed by a tour of the traction engine. We will then light up and get up to steam!
Light refreshments will be supplied whilst cleaning the paintwork and oiling the motion.
Following this, you will have an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the controls and steer around our yard. We will then head out to the road, with participants taking in turns at steering to the local pub.
We head to the local pub to sit back in the garden and enjoy a pub lunch (not included).
Following lunch, we head out onto the road to drive the engine back to Berrybrook. We return by 4pm and put the engine to bed concluding the day by around 5pm.
Don’t forget the camera!
This is very much an enjoyable, fun day out. Whilst it is less instructional than our miniature training course, we do hope you will take something away from it and feel more confident around traction engines.
How to book…
There are two ways of booking the course; you can either buy a voucher on this page (which will be sent to you in the post), or you can give us a call on 01392 833301 to organise a date and pay over the phone.
There is no requirement to organise a date prior to purchasing a voucher, usually (where the voucher is intended to be a gift), the recipient will give us a call when they are ready to redeem it. We usually need at least one months notice for either booking option and courses usually run on a Wednesday between 1st May and 31st October.
We’ll arrange for you to be paired up with another party to make the numbers! We may be running courses with up to 4 people on the engine for the day out. We will negotiate this when you phone to book the course. Spectators are more than welcome to accompany the group and can ride on the trailer free of charge. Please just make sure you advise us when calling who will be accompanying you as seating is limited!
All participants should be a minimum of 17 years old and ideally hold a minimum of a provisional driving licence as the course involves steering on the road. There are options for those who don’t hold a licence so do contact us if you would still like to participate.
Vouchers are typically valid up to two years from date of issue.