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

Christmas Event, from 9 Dec 2017, £11-£13

Santa Special Trains

Santa Special Trains


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 five days from Llanfair at 10.45am, 12.00pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm.
Also at 3.45pm on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December only.


Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshments

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017
Sat 16 - Mon 18 Dec 2017
Departures on all five days from Llanfair at 10.45am, 12.00pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm.
Also at 3.45pm on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December only.


TICKETS BOOKED IN ADVANCE - (All age groups over 12 months): £11.00
TICKETS PAID FOR ON THE DAY - (All age groups over 12 months): £13.00
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.



01938 810441


The Station,
Llanfair Caereinion,
SY21 0SF



Plan route to Welshpool and Llanfair 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 for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome