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Santa Express

December 17, 2017 @ 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm


Join the Avon Valley Railway this Christmas for a ride on one of their steam trains and enjoy a special visit from Father Christmas!

Take a vintage carriage from Bitton Station and enjoy the hour long trip across the Avon Valley countryside. Santas helpers will distribute mince pies and festive biscuits to everyone on the way.

Then, Father Christmas himself appears and spends a short time with each family and asks that all important question; ‘Have you been good this year?’. He’ll then give each child a quality present designed especially for their age.

Once the train reaches Avon Riverside there will be the opportunity (weather permitting) for photographs with Father Christmas on the platform before you finally return to Bitton.

Trip Includes

An hour-long (six mile) trip in a heritage carriage behind a steam locomotives

A visit from Father Christmas as he greets each family at their seat

A quality present for each child designed for their age

A mince pie or festive biscuit for everyone

The railway shop will be open selling a range of railway-themed gifts and souvenirs including one of the largest displays of ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ products in the local area. The station Buffet will also be open serving hot drinks and light lunches.


December 17, 2017
3:40 pm - 5:00 pm


Avon Valley Railway
Bitton Station, Bath Road
Bristol, Bristol BS30 6HD United Kingdom
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0117 932 5538
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Emma Stevenson

Who's Attending

48 people are attending Santa Express

  • Lisa Wilmshurst
  • Laura Orna
  • Gemma Andrews
  • Neil Curry
  • Kirsty Dario
  • Sarsh Matthews
  • Gemma Oliver
  • Katherine Mount
  • Emma Stevenson
  • Mike Templar
  • Jules Farron
  • Vincent Brown
  • Sonja Gortzak
  • marinella greco
  • Ffion Davey


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