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image for Children's Activity Event item typeSanta Special Trains at Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Christmas Event, from 9 Dec 2018, £12-£14

Snow at the Llanfair Station

Snow at the Llanfair Station

Details

A family favourite; come and meet Santa whilst travelling by steam train alongside the River Banwy. Trains run from LLANFAIR CAEREINION only.

Every child receives a present from Santa on the train
Adults receive complimentary glass of warming mulled wine and a mince pie
A complimentary fruit drink and mince pie for the children
Reserved accommodation in our heated carriages
A 45 minute steam train ride
Tearoom open for hot drinks and light refreshments
Souvenir shop open for last minute gifts

Departures on all days from Llanfair at 10.45am, 12.00pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm. Also at 3.45pm on Saturday 15, Sunday 16 and Saturday 22 December only

ADVANCE BOOKING STRONGLY ADVISED.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcome

For group travel at discounted rates please contact the station. We like to know in advance ( if possible) if customers who use wheelchairs are travelling with us. This is because our guards can give extra help and make our wheelchair lifts available for easy access to the carriages.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018
Departures on all days from Llanfair at 10:45, 12:00, 13:15 & 14:30. Also at 15:45 on Saturday 15, Sunday 16 and Saturday 22 December only.

Prices

Tickets in advance: £12.00, Tickets on the Day £14.00.
Children under 12 months do not pay, but please let us know that they are travelling as Santa would like them to receive a present.

Address

The Station,
Llanfair Caereinion,
Welshpool,
Powys,
SY21 0SF

Location

Directions

Plan route to Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 105067  Lat: 52.65061 Long: -3.32438

By Rail - The Welshpool Raven Square Station is approx. 1 mile from the mainline (Shrewsbury - Machynlleth - Aberystwyth) station. Passengers arriving by rail should head towards the center of town and continue straight ahead at the crossroads. Beyond here the road begins to climb before dropping back down to the roundabout at Raven Square.

By Road - Both the main stations are located adjacent to the A458 main road. Welshpool Raven Square station (Postcode is SY21 7LT) is at the west end of the town (follow the brown signs or A458 Machynlleth / Dolgellau).

Llanfair Caereinion station (Postcode SY21 0SF) is at the east end of the town. Coming in from the east (Welshpool end) on the A45, the station is first on the left immediately after the 30mph speed restriction starts. From the west continue on the A458 and follow the brown signs.

There is plenty of free parking at both Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion stations. Please note that there are no car parks at the intermediate stations.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Welshpool station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

For group travel at discounted rates please contact the station. We like to know in advance ( if possible) if customers who use wheelchairs are travelling with us. This is because our guards can give extra help and make our wheelchair lifts available for easy access to the carriages.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • 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
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

We have two main stations, which makes filling this form a little harder. In general we would say that the disabled parking at Welshpool is a little more convenient than Llanfair for wheelchair users as it is near to the main entrance ( at Llanfair it is a little over 50m away). We have lifts for wheelchairs at both ends to help customers alight the carriages. Advance notice of customers using standard sized wheelchairs is not necessary, but much appreciated. Most standard carriages are accessible by standard sized wheelchairs and some have been adapted to take wider and electric wheelchairs. These are not always available, please check before travel.