December 2020

Festivals and Events

Santa Express with West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, TA24 5BG

7 Dec 2020 - 31 Jan 2021

Santa Express with West Somerset Railway


We are pleased to announce that our greatly anticipated Santa Express services are back in time for Christmas 2020!

Join us for a magical steam train ride through the countryside for a festive experience giving you treasured memories with your children for years to come! 

Your journey will start at Bishops Lydeard. Unfortunately we will not have a marquee this year. When you arrive we ask that where possible you remain in your cars, there will be refreshments to purchase from a tea and coffee stand in the car park and you will be able to visit the shop on Bishops Lydeard Station following the Covid 19 guidelines. We will call you to board the train as soon as we are ready.  

You will then board your dedicated steam service, which will be magically adorned with festive cheer. You will complete a return trip from Bishops Lydeard to Williton, however, will not be able to get off the train at Williton this year in line with Covid 19 restrictions.  Tickets for this service will be sold in tables of 4 and compartments, which can take a maximum of 6 people. This is in line with Government Guidelines. If you are a family of 5 and one of your children is under 1, we can add your baby to a table a of 4 for an additional charge of £10, this must be booked with us inadvance. To book a table of 4 plus a baby please call us to make your booking on 01643 704996.

To book a space with a wheelchair, please call us on 01643 704996, these tickets are appearing as sold out on the website, however are we do still have availability. We are looking into this issue. 

On board, you will find your catering and gifts already waiting for you at your designated table or compartment. Santa will make his visits to each table and compartment after the train leaves Bishops Lydeard. You will be able to take socially distant photographs and enjoy a chat with Santa who is very excited to meet you all. 
More HERE 

More wonderful Winter Steam Journey's now available  !

Blow the cobwebs away between Christmas and New Year and join us for a Winter Steam Journey. Travel behind a steam locomotive in one of our cosy warm carriages, and watch as the Quantock Hills and stunning scenery roll by. The journey will be between Bishops Lydeard and Williton return, and will take roughly 1.5 hours to complete. 

Due to restrictions this will be a fixed return journey only, there will not be the opportunity to alight the service. 

Tickets for this event are sold in advance only. Tickets available are tables of 2, tables of 4 and compartments of 6. 

It will be a requirement for all passengers to wear a mask on the service in line with government advice.

Further details on terms and conditions can be found below, please ensure you read through them carefully before booking your tickets. More Details  HERE 



Santa Express with West Somerset Railway
West Somerset Railway
The Railway Station
TA24 5BG
United Kingdom

T: (+44) 01643 704 996


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