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Santa Special Trains

Meet Santa and his Helpers at the Vale of Rheidol Railway for some festive Christmas Magic

Your family's magical Christmas journey will take just over an hour with the ticket price including: The train journey, a present for each child, Mince Pies and Mulled Wine for Adults, Biscuits and Squash for Children, a miniature train ride and Entertainment! Perfect for the whole family.


The specially decorated Santa train will depart from Aberystwyth station for the one hour round trip through the Rheidol countryside , as far as Capel Bangor and back. Along the journey, Santa will join you to find out what you would like for Christmas! During the journey Santa will hop between the carriages to meet all the families and give out a personalised gift to every child .

Joining Santa in our decorated and heated 1920's Carriages will be a storyteller to provide entertainment to add to the festive magic.

What better way to start the festive Christmas season? There will also be the chance to get some last minute Christmas gifts in our Railway Shop .

For all CHILDREN: 
The Train Journey with Santa, a personalised gift from Santa, Biscuits and Squash, Miniature Train Ride and Storyteller.

Train Journey with Santa, Mulled Wine or Hot Drink and Mince Pie.

Our Santa Specials run on 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 and 23 December 2017

Departure times are 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30.

We strongly advise booking in advance as this event is very popular.

  • Adults and Seniors: £15.50
  • Child age 2 to 15: £13.00
  • Under 2 with present - £5

There are 3 easy ways to book:

  1. Click here to book online
  2. Telephone our Booking Office on 01970 625819 during office hours
  3. Call in to our Aberystwyth Booking Office and Gift Shop

Please allow 20 minutes to park and collect tickets.

We have a supervised area for pushchairs and buggies as with all the presents we are afraid Santa cannot accommodate these in the carriages.

Limited wheelchair accommodation is available, please ask for details when booking.

Storytelling and children's entertainment provided by "Merrymakers"


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Vale of Rheidol Railway
Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG
Registered Charity No 1076037

Bookings and Enquiries: 01970 625819

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