Santa Special Trains, December 11th and 18th, 2021.
What a splendid effort by so many members to make these two public running days such a success.
Thanks to Santa and to the elves, Joe Widdall and Ethan Osmond, not to mention chief photographer, John Widdall who all managed to keep warm down at the tunnel!
Some lovely comments have been received:
I just wanted to email to say thank you for today. My children have never met Father Christmas, partly because of lockdown last year and partly because my eldest can find unknown situations quite hard and scary. Meeting him whilst on the train, in a place they are familiar with was absolutely perfect and both my boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves. When we got home, they asked if they could open their presents and we let them. My youngest loves cuddly toys and dinosaurs, so was delighted and my eldest has wanted a watch for a long time... he was so wide eyed when he opened it, he couldn’t believe it! Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved for creating such a special experience. It will stay with my boys for a long time.
What an absolutely lovely experience we had yesterday on the Santa Special Train. From start to finish the folks guiding us through the experience were delightful -helpful, humorous and always with a smile on their faces. Our 20-month-old granddaughter loved it - and Santa and his helpers were the icing on the cake. We ended with a delightful 20 minutes having a hot drink and great chat with more folks in the 'cafe' area -brilliant. Thank you to all concerned -we will definitely be back next year - and Layla loves her cuddly elephant gift!