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Santa Train - Image: Vale of Rheidol Railway

Santa Train - Image: Vale of Rheidol Railway

Meet Santa and his helpers on The Vale of Rheidol Railway
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Christmas Event, from 17 Dec 2016, £5-£13.50



Park Avenue,
SY23 1PG

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Dec Santa Special Trains/Trenau Sion Corn
Wed 21 - Fri 23 Dec Santa Special Trains/Trenau Sion Corn


Meet Santa and his Helpers at the Vale of Rheidol Railway for some festive Christmas Magic.

Your family's magical Christmas journey will take just over an hour with the ticket price including the train journey, a present for each child, mince pies and mulled wine for adults, biscuits and squash for children, a miniature train ride and entertainment! perfect for the whole family.

The specially decorated Santa train will depart from Aberystwyth station for the one hour round trip through the Rheidol countryside as far as Capel Bangor and back. Along the journey, Santa will join you to find out what you would like for Christmas! During the journey Santa will hop between the carriages to meet all the families and give out a personalised gift to every child.

Joining Santa in our decorated and heated 1920's Carriages will be a storyteller to provide entertainment to add to the festive magic.

What better way to start the festive Christmas season? There will also be the chance to get some last minute Christmas gifts in our Railway Shop .

Departure times: 10:30, 12:30 & 14:30.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Devil's Bridge Station is a short walk from Devil's Bridge Waterfalls - operated as a separate attraction.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Dec 2016
Wed 21 - Fri 23 Dec 2016
Trains depart Aberystwyth at 10:30, 12:30 & 14:30.


Adults & Seniors - £13.50, Children (2 - 15) - £11.00, Children under 2 - £5.00

ADVANCE BOOKING - Limited spaces may be available on the day but to avoid disappointment why not book your places online.



Plan route to Vale of Rheidol Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 586812  Lat: 52.41114 Long: -4.07912

By Public Transport: The Vale of Rheidol Railway is located in the centre of Aberystwyth and is a short walk from the mainline railway and bus stations.

By Road: The Railway has a large car park off Park Avenue/Boulevard St Brieuc between the Park & Ride site and the Co-operative Supermarket. SAT NAV Postcode SY23 1PG.

Please note that if you start your journey at Devil's Bridge, car parking is adjacent to the station platform. SAT NAV: SY23 3JL

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Aberystwyth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Devil's Bridge Station is a short walk from Devil's Bridge Waterfalls - operated as a separate attraction.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesChildren's menu


  • Trains The railway operates a fleet of historic railway carriages which were built for the line between 1923 and 1938. To access the carriages, there are two steps of 400mm between the platform and the carriage floor. Extra steps are available if required. The carriage doors are 580mm wide and internal gangways are 420mm and 520mm wide. We regret that these vintage carriages are not suitable for customers who need to remain in their wheelchairs.

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