MOTHERING SUNDAY - Sunday 11th March

Treat your mum to a special trip on board the Tanfield Railway’s Mothering Sunday Cake train! Enjoy a selection of cakes on board a Victorian carriage hauled by a vintage steam locomotive as it passes through the picturesque Causey valley on the world's oldest railway.

Our traditionally dressed catering staff will serve a selection of cakes including Victoria sponge, chocolate cake, carrot cake, banoffee and strawberry tarts, and chocolate strawberries - with plenty of tea throughout the journey. The Cake train operates on Sunday 11th March departing Andrews House station at various intervals during the day.

Pre-booking is essential as all food is made to order for each train. The ticket price also includes unlimited train travel for the whole day and one cake train journey, so feel free to make a day of it.

Tickets can be purchased via the below links: 

Mothering Sunday Cake Train @ 11:50am

Mothering Sunday Cake Train @ 2:40pm

If your looking for an alternitve gift why not join us in our tea room where a friendly and convivial atmosphere complete with gentle music, the chink of delicate crockery, a small play area for our smaller guests and some fine local walks beside the railway for you to walk off all this lovely food. 

The tea room is easily accessible by the disabled and less fleet-of-foot, being on the same level as and close to the adjacent car park. The platform is immediately outside the building. There is a disabled- accessible lavatory in the building, and a wheelchair is available to borrow (first-come-first-served).

Pre-booking is essential as all food is made to order for each train. The ticket price does not include train travel but can be purchased separately, on the day.

Tommy Armstrong Tea Room Cake Service @ 11:30am

Tommy Armstrong Tea Room Cake Service @ 12:50pm