Santa Steam Trains – tickets still available….but not for long!
Thousands of young visitors and their families will be heading to the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway this Christmas season (25 & 26 November, 2,3,9,10,16,17,23 December) for some festive fun on a steam train.
Decorated carriages and seasonal songs create a festive atmosphere for a visit from Santa, who will present a gift to each child aboard. Adults are not left out as complimentary refreshments are available for them at Bo’ness Station.
Visitors pay special fares for this event which is £13 for all (children under 2 on the date of travel are free). This includes a return train journey, visit from Santa with gift for each child, complimentary refreshments for adults, free parking, a visit to the Museum of Scottish Railways and access to the model railway, Station Buffet and gift shop.
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society, who are the operators of this annual event are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the site over the festive period. Amanda Kilburn, Business Development Director at the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway said: “Our Santa Steam trains are as popular as ever and we have been planning them for a good few months. These trains are a lovely way to combine the nostalgia of steam with a treat for the children to make a really great day out. Our volunteers look forward to this exciting event, it is such a great atmosphere.”
Pre-booking for seats is essential by visiting http://www.bkrailway.co.uk/your-visit/santa-trains/. Trains will be running from Bo’ness at 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00. Why not start your Christmas festivities early and treat the family to a wonderful visit to see Santa Claus aboard a steam train on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway?
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Operators of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways
Scottish Charity No. SC002375