Santa by Steam

Running from December 1st - 24th

South Devon Railway’s Santa-by-Steam experiences start and finish at Buckfastleigh. There will be some festive entertainment in the marquee and surrounding area by the station one hour before each of the boarding times above which everyone is welcome to join in.

During your Santa by steam experience, there will be children’s entertainers and refreshments, a drink and a small pack of biscuits for children, and a mince pie and fruit punch for adults. Each family will be called up to meet Father Christmas himself in his magical grotto, where all children (including under 1s) receive their special Christmas present.

The Santa by Steam train travels through the south hams alongside the beautiful river Dart, with plenty of exciting noises and whistling on the way. The train stops briefly at Staverton, where Santa’s workshop will be on display, and allowing Mrs Christmas to board the train and give sweets to all the children.

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