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image for Railway Event item typeSanta Specials at Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Christmas Event, from 1 Dec 2018, £12

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Details

You will enjoy a train ride to Blaenavon High Level, where, next to a roaring fire, you will meet the big man himself in the station grotto! The train will return to Furnace Sidings following a non-stop run (through Furnace Sidings) to Whistle Inn.

As well as the opportunity to meet with Santa, each child will receive an age appropriate gift. For the Adults there will be sherry and a mince pie. Our buffet carriage will be transformed into a festive waiting room along the platform, so you can stay warm while waiting for the steam train to return; the children can open their presents if they wish).

Please note: we will be not serving Big Pit Halt. The train will run between Furnace Sidings,Whistle Inn and Blaenavon High Level only. Booking is essential.

Trains will depart from Furnace Sidings at 10:30, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:45 & 15:30.
A round trip will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including the time visiting Santa.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Dec 2018
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018
Trains will depart from Furnace Sidings at 10:30, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:45 & 15:30.

Prices

Santa Trains ticket price: £12.00.

Address

Blaenavon,
Pontypool,
NP4 9ND

Location

Directions

Plan route to Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 251088  Lat: 51.77284 Long: -3.08692

The railway is situated just off the B4248 between Blaenavon and Brynmawr by the Garn lakes, and is well signposted as you approach Blaenavon. Use Junction 25a if you are coming on the M4 from the east, or Junction 26 if you are coming from the west, (both junctions are clearly signposted}. Head for Cwmbran and pick up the signs for Pontypool or Big Pit

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Abergavenny station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair