South Devon Railway have got Christmas all wrapped up!
Father Christmas is back on the South Devon Railway this December!
He’s looking forward to seeing you and the good news is you can book right now online, or by calling 01364 644370.
Santa By Steam
Come and join Father Christmas for an enchanting experience at the South Devon Railway this Christmas.
Admire our wonderfully traditionally decorated carriages and stations as you take a warm and cosy journey to Totnes behind one of our majestic steam locomotives. Enjoy festive refreshments in your seat as the beautiful Devon countryside passes by the window and visit Father Christmas in his Grotto carriage with a gift for every child.
For the ultimate magical experience why not travel on one of our evening trains and soak up the wonderful ambience of our beautifully lit carriages and stations.
Father Christmas has confirmed that he will be visiting the South Devon Railway on the following days in December 2019:
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th
Wednesday 18th to Tuesday 24th
Your experience starts in our cosy check-in marquee at Buckfastleigh Station, where you can briefly wait in the warm as Father Christmas’ elves prepare your train.
Once Father Christmas gives the green light you will be taken through to board the train; our helpers will be there to guide you to your reserved seats.Once you have found your seats, be sure to keep a look out for the Guard; when everyone is on board he will walk along the platform checking that everyone is “all aboard”. As we set off, the engine will whistle and we’ll be on our way to Totnes Riverside behind one of our majestic steam locomotives. As we depart don’t forget to wave to the Station Master!
During your journey you will be travelling in our beautifully decorated, warm and cosy, heritage coaches. You can sit back and enjoy the views as the complimentary refreshments are served to you at your seat. Each passenger will receive either a hot chocolate or fruit juice as well as a biscuit or mince pie.
Everyone will get to visit Father Christmas in his wonderful Grotto Carriage, with children receiving a gift, before our return to Buckfastleigh.On arrival at Totnes station, with its’ traditional Christmas decorations, our steam locomotive will run around the carriages ready to take us back; we will have about 10 minutes before we depart again for Buckfastleigh.
The on-train experience will last approximately 1 ¾ hours.