Enjoy a top-tier afternoon tea and trip onboard a steam train as a popular dining event returns to Norfolk. 

Tickets are now on sale for The Heart of Norfolk Afternoon Tea Train, which departs from Dereham Station along the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

The 2023 dates are April 30, May 7 and 28, June 4 and 18, July 9, 15 and 23, August 13 and 20 and September 3 and 17.

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All are set to be steam-hauled, with the exception of April 30 which will be by diesel.

Dereham Times: Tea is served on the Mid-Norfolk Railway's afternoon tea train.Tea is served on the Mid-Norfolk Railway's afternoon tea train. (Image: Peter Singlehurst)

Guests will be served an afternoon tea on a three-tier stand, complete with finger sandwiches, locally-baked scones and a selection of cakes.

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Passengers will be able to enjoy views of the Norfolk countryside during their trip.

Due to emergency repair works needed on Crownthorpe Bridge to access Wymondham again, with an appeal launched, the train will only travel as far as Thuxton at present. 

Tickets to the Polar Expres Train Ride this Christmas have also just gone on sale. 

Afternoon tea costs £34.50pp with £5 extra for a glass of prosecco.