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Steam and Lights - Swanage Railway

When? 12 Dec 2020 to 13 Dec 2020
Where? Swanage Railway - Swanage

  • Steam and Lights - Swanage Railway

Make wonderful and magical memories in the run-up to Christmas, thanks to a new festive first for the Swanage Railway – an evocative, dramatic and colourful Steam and Lights train journey through the Isle of Purbeck countryside.

A new not to be missed pre-booked steam train experience, the steam locomotive and carriages will be covered with brightly coloured lights while the cosy steam-heated carriage interiors will be festively decorated for the one-hour evening round trip passing the historic ruins of Corfe Castle.

A memorable experience suitable for all ages. Stations and key points along the line will be specially lit as the Steam and Lights train passes through in the dark.

On board the train, there will be festive music synchronised to the lighting displays passing the carriage windows as well as an informative on-train commentary.

Before passengers board the Steam and Lights train at Swanage station, there will be a dramatic switch-on of the train lights at the platform.

With allocated socially distanced seating, the Steam and Lights trains must be booked in advance and can only be joined at Swanage station where the brightly lit festive trains start and end their journeys. Departing from Swanage station at 5.15pm and 7.15pm, the return trip will last approximately one hour.

To comply with Government health regulations, no bookings can be taken for groups comprising more than six people and face coverings should be worn on the platform at Swanage station as well as on the Steam and Lights train.

At the time of booking, you can purchase a special festive picnic box filled with tasty treats and drinks to make your Steam and Lights journey extra special. Please note: These will not be available for purchase on the night.

Please note: There is no Santa on 'Steam and Lights'.

CAUTION: This event include some flashing lights so may be unsuitable for people suffering from epilepsy.

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Swanage Railway

Station House, Swanage, BH19 1HB

Tel: 01929 425800

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