• Santa Specials

Come and enjoy a ride on the Apedale Valley Light Railway and meet Santa

12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th December 2020

Covid-19

To ensure compliance with government regulations, we are only taking bookings for whole compartments on the train. Each compartment can hold up to six people. There must be a responsible adult in each compartment, but otherwise we place no restrictions on the mix of adults and children.

It is the responsibility of our guests to ensure that the mix of people in each compartment group complies with the guidance in force on the day of the train operating. Test and Trace details will be needed for each party.

In the event that circumstances prevent the operation of the trains, guests’ money will be refunded in full.

If any guest has any COVID-19 symptoms, or is asked to self-isolate, they must not come to the railway. In such circumstances, we will refund monies paid.

Like so many things, Christmas at Apedale will be different in 2020. We have worked hard to develop an experience which will be affordable, enjoyable and safe.

Your party will board the train at the platform adjacent to the Apedale Heritage Centre, and the train will run to the far end of our railway. There, Santa will come to each train compartment and have a conversation, from a distance, with each child. Guests will not leave the compartment in which they are seated. Each child will get a simple gift, and the train will then return to the starting point.

The experience will last approximately 45 minutes. We will be using only our open-sided coaches, so we advise that guests wrap up warm.

All gifts for children will be chocolate-based. Please let us know at the time of booking if this is unsuitable for your child by emailing santa@avlr.org.uk

The Heritage Centre will be open for hot food and drinks. Their toilets will be available, but please note that capacity is limited (“one in, one out”) and there may be a queue at busy times.

How Much does it Cost?

Compartments cost £20; each can hold up to six people.

Trains will run at the following times on each day:-
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30

What's in the price?
  • Ride on the steam train for everybody
  • Children meet Santa
  • Small gift for each child
Anything else?

Please arrive 20 minutes before the train departure to allow time to reach the train from car parks, check-in etc.

In event of query relating to your booking, please email santa@avlr.org.uk – we will aim to respond within 24 hours.

Covid-19

To ensure compliance with government regulations, we are only taking bookings for whole compartments on the train. Each compartment can hold up to six people. There must be a responsible adult in each compartment, but otherwise we place no restrictions on the mix of adults and children.

It is the responsibility of our guests to ensure that the mix of people in each compartment group complies with the guidance in force on the day of the train operating. Test and Trace details will be needed for each party.

In the event that circumstances prevent the operation of the trains, guests’ money will be refunded in full.

If any guest has any COVID-19 symptoms, or is asked to self-isolate, they must not come to the railway. In such circumstances, we will refund monies paid.

 

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