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All aboard the Santa Express!

Created on 05/12/2011 @ 17:04


The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway will awaken from its winter slumbers to give children a special pre-Christmas treat.
Staff and volunteers will pause their busy winter maintenance work to run Santa Special trains over the next two weekends leading up to Christmas.
Every year Father Christmas finds time in his busy schedule to spend a couple of weekends meeting young travellers on the trains from Llanfair, and the railway’s Santa Specials have become very popular.
The children look forward to meeting Santa, who joins the train en-route along with his helpers. He then visits the warm steam-heated carriages distributing presents to each child.
All trains run from Llanfair Caereinion, the journey taking around 45 minutes. Back at Llanfair afterwards adults will be offered a complimentary glass of warming mulled wine and every child a fruit drink, with a complimentary mince pie too.
Running both Saturday and Sunday, the trains leave Llanfair at 10.45am, 11.45am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Tickets cost £10.50 on the day per person travelling (babies under 12 months old travel free), or £9.75 booked in advance by calling 01938 810441 or online through
The railway advises booking in advance as some trains are already filling up fast!