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Steam into Christmas 2020

Didcot Railway Centre, Great Western Society, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ
Family dresses up for Christmas next to a steam train

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Take a steam train ride to meet Santa at Didcot Railway Centre this Christmas. 

Climb aboard a train of vintage carriages with a private compartment for each group and listen for the whistle and whoosh of steam as the train sets off on a journey to meet Father Christmas.

Advanced booking is essential. 

Santa is letting his reindeer take a rest ahead of Christmas Eve and he will be in a special train full of presents in a wonderfully decorated Victorian station.  He has a gift for every child, helpers to entertain the family and has arranged a second steam train to take visitors (and their presents) on a festive journey, ready to explore the rest of the 21-acre living museum.

There are seasonal refreshments to enjoy as you explore original 1932 GWR Engine Shed.  Here, you can see more restored locomotives, see onto the footplate of some and meet Eddie the Engine Driver who will be telling festive tales of the railways at Christmas time. The refreshments are all included in your ticket price and come in the shape of mince pies and mulled wine/non-alcoholic punch which will be served to adults, while for children there’s gingerbread and hot chocolate – with marshmallows of course! 

Weekends 5 - 20 Dec. plus Tue 22 & Wed 23 Dec. Bookings now open

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Opening Times

Season (5 Dec 2020 - 6 Dec 2020)
Season (12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020)
Season (19 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020)
Season (22 Dec 2020 - 23 Dec 2020)

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