Mother’s Day 2017: A steam train ride and bubbles in the play park.

This weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day in the best way possible. With my family and a few glasses of the bubbly stuff! 

In a week where I think we have all hugged our loved ones for a little bit longer following recent events  it seemed only perfect timing for some quality family time. 

After a great find by Mr P we headed off to spend the first part of the day visiting Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway. It is a small railway which runs a vintage steam train journey on a 50 minute round trip from Chinnor to Princes Risborough. 

Mother’s Day marked the first day of the new season and as a special treat all mums travelled free of charge. 

On arrival we saw the steam engine attach to the old style carriages and prepare for the short journey to Princes Risborough. The smell of the steam from the engine was something special and you suddenly felt like you were in a scene from The Railway Children. 

The small platform at Chinnor has room for a lovely little tea room set up in a old train carriage and a gift shop next door. 

Onboard the train you are met with the vintage feel of genuine old carriages with old style seating booths and tables. We had officially been transported back in time. 

As soon as we boarded Miss P was so excited and loved being sat down in a ‘big girl’ seat next to the window. Not counting a short train ride from the airport last year when we were in Vienna this was her first time on a train. Being an old steam engine this felt a little extra special for a first experience.

She loved it from the minute we sat down and was transfixed on the window and what was going on outside. 

As we left the station the staff made their way through the carriages chatting to people. There was a refreshment trolley offering tea, coffee and light snacks. All of the mums were even given a bunch of daffodils each! It felt so special as we travelled along admiring the beautiful views of the Buckinghamshire countryside. 


The train arrived at Princes Risborough in about twenty five minutes. The railway is hoping to raise money to build a small platform at the station where in the future people will be able board from here as well. They are also trying to raise money to refurbish all of the seating booths on all of the carriages. 

After a short stop we headed back towards Chinnor where the platform was full of waiting passengers for the next trip. It was defiantly a popular attraction. 

All of the family absolutely loved it. Kids and adults included. It is defiantly one for all ages and we would defiantly return for another trip. 

Following our trip on the train we found a pub nearby with a beer garden with an impressive park. Mr P was particularly excited when he spotted the zip wire! 

With the daddy’s on the case for playtime the mummy’s found a seating area with a view and enjoyed a few bubbles to toast ourselves for Mother’s Day. We did of course join in with the play, my sister even saying it was the best time she had, had in a play park! (It’s probably not best advised to always have bubbles included in playtime but it was fun for one afternoon!). 

It was the perfect Mother’s Day spent with all my favourite people and some sunshine thrown in too! 

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