Santa by Steam
Ride the train with Santa and his elves amongst your family and friends. Listen to his bells as he walks through the coach jingling away, chatting, eating mince pies and gifting presents. Fill out your activity sheet and write your wish list on the train as you wait for Santa and his elves to greet you.
Upon arrival back at Bodmin General, you will get the opportunity to see Santa’s Victorian Carriage and snap a couple of family photos before taking part in Christmas themed arts and crafts activities. The departure times be 10:00, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:30 and tickets will include a single line steam train trip to Bodmin Parkway and back. Each child ticket will include a Christmas related soft toy gift.
We also offer a School Santa by Steam, whereby we offer a discounted ticket prices for schools to visit. School events will run on the mornings of 7th and 14th of Dec. For this Santa walks through each coach greeting the children. Schools have the option to purchase a ticket with gift included, or bring in their own gifts for Santa to hand out to the children.
Storytime with Santa
Hop on board the train this Christmas for a cosy evening, in our steam heated coach, as Santa reads a Christmas novel. Arrive at Bodmin General Station for a 5pm event start time. Collect your tickets, hot chocolate and cookie and board the train. Your personalised book, addressed to you by Santa himself will be waiting at your seat for your arrival. The story will be read through the train speakers as you await the appearance of the man himself! After the story has been read, Santa will appear, walking through the aisle and greeting each family and child. Each ticket includes a hot chocolate and cookie. Each child ticket purchased will include your own personal book of the story being read. Please note the train is stationary for the duration of this event, and does not include a train ride before/or after.
High Tea with Santa
Spoil yourself with a private Santa Experience.
Arrive at the station at 5.15pm and be greeted by Santa’s elves. Board Santa’s decorated Victorian Coach, where you will enjoy an hour with Santa and his elves. Indulge in a delicious cream tea, as Santa reads a Christmas story to you. Tell Santa and his elves what’s on your Christmas wish list this Christmas.
Each child within the group will receive a special gift. Bookings minimum of 4 per group and maximum of 8.
Christmas Murder Mystery
Jump on board the train to stardom! A 1950s Hollywood party, an eccentric director, and a movie cast. Hollywood stars and has-beens, jealousy and corruption are all prominent guests. Watch and listen closely as the stars fight for success. Is it really worth dying for? Is murder a fair price for the role of a lifetime? Is this a train to stardom, or in fact, 'The Train to Nowhere'!
Get those grey cells working, and question the cast if you wish to try and piece together the puzzle. If you can solve the mystery, your name will be put into a draw, and you may be lucky enough to go home with the winning prize.
Arrive at Bodmin General (PL31 1AG) at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, finishing approximately 9:30pm. Your ticket includes a Cornish pasty and a drink on arrival. All tickets must be booked in advance.
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