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Published on November 5th, 2018 | by Perrin


Christmas at the Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway’s Santa Specials will be running from Eridge Station on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th 2018.

Visitors will be met with the smell of hot chestnuts and a roaring coal fire in the festively decorated waiting room.

To get everyone into the festive spirit, located inside the waiting room will be the railway’s two popular face painters ready to decorate little cheeks with Christmas trees or snowmen!

Traditional Christmas music will play as families board the train.  Once on board, just sit back and enjoy the ride through the winter countryside from Eridge to Tunbridge Wells West. During the journey Santa will visit every child (only the good ones of course)! and all the children will receive a special gift.

Keep an eye out at the stations (including Groombridge) to take part in the ‘Spot the Snowman’ competition. Everyone who spots all the snowmen will be entered into a prize draw to win a family ticket to use during 2019.

The train journey to Tunbridge Wells West will last around 40-45 minutes where upon arrival Santa will disembark from the train to make his way into the Victorian engine shed where his sleigh can be found.   Everyone will have approximately 40 minutes at Tunbridge Wells West to sit with Santa in his sleigh for photos, view the spectacular Christmas tree, watch the model trains go around (subject to a small 50p charge), view traditional Christmas shows in the small cinema and also play on the Victorian penny machines.

Prior to departure there will be an opportunity to visit the well-stocked shop and pick up those all-important Christmas gifts, the return journey to Eridge will take approximately 20 minutes.

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