02 December 2017 - 24 December 2017

Santa's Magical Steam Trains

NEW: DESIGN A CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION - SEE BELOW...

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All aboard! Santa's Magical Steam Train at the Gwili Railway

Illustration by David Kelsall

BOOK YOUR TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE

Ride the Steam Train to Santa's Grotto at Llwyfan Cerrig Station where a heated marquee with an exciting program of entertainment awaits you. Enjoy a Mince Pie and a tot of sherry while you wait to visit Santa in his grotto and the children can dive into their goodie bags (for children 1-15yrs).

The wonderful Loopy Lews entertainers and Inflatable Fun Wales' bouncy castle will be there to entertain you before you are taken to visit Santa Claus in his grotto. Santa can speak to you in Welsh or English and word has it he has a superb collection of quality gifts this Christmas!

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NEW DESIGN A CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

New for 2017, the Gwili Steam Railway are holding their annual Christmas Card Design Competition. This will be a fantastic opportunity for schools and their pupils to showcase their artistic talent.

  • Cards must feature the theme of trains and Santa
  • Entries will be on display at the Llwyfan Cerrig Santa Grotto Marquee
  • 5 prizes of a £20.00 Gwili Gift Voucher*
  • Winning card designs will be printed for our 2018 Christmas Season with your school logo and child's firs tname printed on the reverse
  • All proceeds from card sales are used for the Gwili Railway Preservation Society fund raising activities
  • Please post entries to Gwili Railway
  • Entries must be drawn no bigger than A4 with the child's first name, form and school on the back
  • Deadline for entries 24th November 2017
  • Winners will be announced here and on our facebook page week commencing 18th December 2017

*Card competition vouchers not valid on Santa's Magical Steam Trains.

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Trains Depart Bronwydd Arms Station

If necessary you will be directed to overflow parking in the village of Bronwydd. Please arrive 40 minutes before your train departs to allow for parking and transport via the FREE shuttle minibus. The Victorian Tea Rooms will be open at Bronwydd Arms Station where you can collect your tickets and purchase refreshments.

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2017 Operating Dates:

  • Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd
  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th
  • Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th
  • Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd
  • Christmas Eve Sunday 24th

Advance Ticket Prices

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS BOOKED FOR TRAVEL LESS THAN 7 DAYS AHEAD WILL BE HELD AT THE RAILWAY FOR COLLECTION ON THE DAY. PLEASE HAVE YOUR BOOKING REFERENCE WITH YOU.

All the proceeds from our Santa events go back into the running, maintenance and development of this, West Wales only broad gauge heritage steam railway. We hope you enjoy your visit and thank you for helping to keep this site running for future generations.

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Click Here to see images from previous year's Santa's Magical Steamings

Booking Conditions Santa Magical Steam Trains 2017

Once tickets are purchased they are non-refundable, unless the Railway is closed to the public due to adverse weather conditions on your date of travel.

  1. As in all large scale events, failure to attend through illness, changed plans or bad weather will not automatically entitle you to a refund. Please talk to the booking office who will advise you whether your dates can be changed.
  2. An administrative fee of £10.00 will be made for any alterations to bookings where tickets have been issued; Alterations can only be made subject to availability.
  3. In the event of adverse weather conditions, please check website, www.gwili-railway.co.uk, for information or phone 01267 238213 before leaving home.
  4. Please arrive 40 minutes before your train departs, as some parking may be off site and a FREE shuttle bus will operate;
  5. If you miss your train whilst every effort will be made to accommodate you on a later train, this cannot be guaranteed
  6. Discount vouchers, Complimentary tickets, HRA passes and Time Credits cannot be used towards Santa Magical Steam Train tickets;
  7. Disabled accommodation is available - please advise your requirements clearly on booking;
  8. A SPECIAL TIMETABLE will operate and whilst every effort will be made to maintain it, no guarantee can be made that trains will depart on time. The Gwili Railway Company Limited reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice. No liability for loss can be accepted.
  9. Please bring cash to use at Llwyfan Cerrig Station for the Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Gwili Shop and hot food catering. Please note there is NO cash machine on site.
  10. PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS BOOKED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE RAILWAY FOR COLLECTION ON THE DAY. LOOK OUT FOR SIGNS FOR TICKET COLLECTION ON ARRIVAL AT BRONWYDD ARMS STATION
  11. No unaccompanied children are allowed at the Santa Event and we would remind you that any children in your party are your responsibility at all times.
Passengers are carried subject to the Conditions of Carriage of the Company. Whilst every effort will be made to maintain the advertised services the Company does not guarantee that trains will depart or arrive at the times shown. For operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute a diesel locomotive for steam at short notice. In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to cancel services. The Company can accept no liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay that results from any changes to advertised services. Information correct at time of publishing.

Testimonials

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT. Tel (01267) 238213 (Mon-Fri-10am-4pm)