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The Battlefield Line Reviews
We have visited and used the Santa train every year for the last 5 years with our kids, having first visited many years ago when I was smaller with my parents. It keeps us coming back year after year.... more »
We went on Christmas Eve the kids and adults really enjoyed it! The journey lasted about 2 hours. Christmas music was playing on the train, we booked the deluxe version, so we had a hamper and a small... more »
Fabulous couple of hours on the Santa train the saturday before Christmas, we were supplied with wine, sherry and mince pies from lovely happy volunteers, loved how the young av e got involved, a girl... more »
Very enjoyable day had an interesting chat with guard on train about his distribution of his voluntary duties. Also listened to what the day manager had got planned for further development of the attraction, ambitious plans and possible. Loved the tea rooms quick friendly service.
Excellent historical railway. Lovingly preserved. Fab Victorian Tea Room is a must. Cakes to die for. Good spot to start and end a walk.
Fantastic day out. The tea rooms at Shackerstone are worth a visit alone - often stop off for lunch on a cycle ride.
Attended a deluxe Santa steam train event here. All staff are volunteers and are so enthusiastic friendly and helpful. They are very proud of their railway and it shows. Our Santa experience was fabulous. We had a first class compartment for our party of six - 4 adults and 2 children. As part of our experience we had a food hamper with snacks and sweets plus drinks for the children and Christmas crackers to pull. Adults were offered a drink of sherry or red white or rose wine. Hot tea and coffee came as part of the package however you could purchase hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows with the addition of a shot of Bailey's for the adults The children were really excited by the whole experience and Santa was absolutely brilliant. The gifts the children received from Santa were quality it is a pity they were not wrapped to add to the excitement however this did not seem to bother the children. Would recommend but if the weather has been wet previously would advise wellies to be worn as the area where you park your car was very muddy following snow.
Easter egg hunt, great but only one train running so a long wait if you wanted to get off at the other stations before you can get back, Victorian tearoom is excellent!!!!
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