Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.
Glorious wintry conditions for our Santa Specials in 2010.  Photo: Andrew Charman

rcSanta Trains 2017

Santa Trains 2017

 

Saturday 9 and 16 December

Sunday 10 and 17 December

Monday 18 December

Departures on all five days at 10.45am, 12.00pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm.

 Also at 3.45pm on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December only

 

Trains run from LLANFAIR CAEREINION only.

ADVANCE BOOKING STRONGLY ADVISED

 

A family favourite; come and meet Santa whilst travelling by steam train alongside the River Banwy.

  • Every child receives a present from Santa on the train
  • Adults receive complimentary glass of warming mulled wine and a mince pie
  • A complimentary fruit drink and mince pie for the children
  • Reserved accommodation in our heated carriages
  • A 45 minute steam train ride
  • Tearoom open for hot drinks and light refreshments
  • Souvenir shop open for last minute gifts

 

Santa Special Train Fares

INCLUSIVE FARES FOR ALL AGES (over 12 months)

Children under 12 months do not pay, but please let us know that they are travelling as Santa would like them to receive a present.

TICKETS BOOKED IN ADVANCE - (All age groups over 12 months)

£11.00

TICKETS PAID FOR ON THE DAY - (All age groups over 12 months)

£13.00

UNDER 12 MONTHS

FREE

 

Parties are welcome, please telephone for details and prices for groups of 20 or more paying people.

 

Further information and how to book

The return train journey will take about 45 minutes, however please allow extra time to park your car before travelling (Free parking at Llanfair Caereinion station).  Please note that our Santa trains do not traverse the entire railway, and access is not available from any other station.

You should also allow a little time after your journey to visit the tearoom for the price inclusive refreshments (see above).

We regret that Dogs (other than assistance dogs) are not permitted to travel on our Santa Trains.

Please let us know if anybody in your group (children or adults) is celebrating a birthday during your visit - Santa always likes to make a fuss. Please either send us an email via the contact us form or give us a call (01938 810441).

There is limited wheelchair accommodation on each train - Please read our access statement for guidelines and check availability before booking a specific train.

Some of our trains are expected to be fully booked and we advise that you book in advance to guarantee your place on your chosen train.  You can book online now using the links below, or our telephone booking line is open most days between 9.00am and 4.00pm.  Telephone our booking line on 01938 810441.  Please feel free to leave a contact name and telephone number out of hours - you might even catch somebody in!

Book your tickets online

Buy tickets for Saturday 9th December 2017

Buy tickets for Sunday 10th December 2017

Buy tickets for Saturday 16th December 2017

Buy tickets for Sunday 17th December 2017

Buy tickets for Monday 18th December 2017

(Please note that Welshpool, Raven Square Station, is closed during the winter)

 

Refund policy

We cannot offer refunds on Santa tickets.  Unfortunately we will have already purchased the gifts, mince pies and mulled wine and, because almost all the trains usually fill up we will have turned away other people who wished to visit.  However, to let you recoup part of the cost of travel, if you cancel before the date of travel, we can offer you a voucher for half-price travel on any of our regular trains during 2018 (special events and vintage trains excepted).