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Santa Specials at the Avon Valley Railway

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Santa Specials at the Avon Valley Railway


Join the Avon Valley Railway this festive season for a ride on one of their steam-hauled trains and enjoy a special visit from Father Christmas!

You’ll arrive at Bitton station and wait on the platform for the arrival of your steam train. The excitement mounts as you board the vintage carriages before the whistle sounds and the train gently pulls away.

During your hour-long trip you’ll enjoy the rolling Avon Valley countryside pass by as Santa’s helpers distribute mince pies and festive biscuits to everyone. Then, the moment comes when Father Christmas himself appears and spends a short time with each family and asks that all important question; ‘Have you been good this year?’. He’ll then give each child a quality present designed especially for their age.

Once the train reaches Avon Riverside there will be the opportunity (weather permitting) for photographs with Father Christmas on the platform before you finally return to Bitton.

Download the Santa Specials leaflet here

Trains will depart from Bitton Station at

November 2019:-
Sun 24: £10 per seat
Sat 30: £11 per seat

December 2019:-
Sun 1: £13 per seat
Mon 2: £11 per seat
Sat 7 & Sun 8 £14 per seat
Sat 14 & Sun 15 £15 per seat
Sat 21, Sun 22, Mon 23 & Christmas Eve £15 per seat

Infants under 1 year are £5 if you would like Santa to greet them and give a present.

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Map & Directions

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Bitton Station, Bath Road
BS30 6HD

Tel: +44 1179325538

Opening Times

Date: (24 Nov 2019)
Date: (30 Nov 2019)
Dates: (1 Dec 2019 - 2 Dec 2019)
Dates: (7 Dec 2019 - 8 Dec 2019)
Dates: (14 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019)
Dates: (21 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019)

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