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image for Railway Event item typeSanta Specials at Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Christmas Event, from 17 Dec 2016

VW VAQAS, TripAdvisor, ACCESS DETAILS

Address

Gorsaf Wharf Station,
Tywyn,
Gwynedd,
LL36 9EY

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 16 Dec - Sat 16 Dec Carol Train
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Dec Santa Specials
Sat 24 Dec Santa Specials
Mon 26 Dec - Mon 2 Jan Mince Pie Specials
Thu 1 Jun Peter Sam's Party!
Thu 27 Jul Teddy Bears' Picnic

Details

Your journey starts at our terminal station at Tywyn Wharf. There is a convenient free car park over the bridge off Neptune Road.

Reserved seats will be waiting for you on our steam locomotive hauled Santa Special to "Plas Nadolig".

Each child will meet Santa and receive a present suitable for their age. There is time for photographs with Santa in the idyllic setting of "Plas Nadolig".

The steam train will then return you to Tywyn Wharf where a seasonal treat awaits. King's Licensed Cafe will serve you complimentary mulled wine and mince pies. Hot winter warmer meals will be on sale.

Two Santa Specials will run on each day, departing Tywyn Wharf at 10.30am and 1.00pm. Arrive in plenty of time and soak up the festive atmosphere. The whole Santa Experience will take around two hours.

Advanced booking is essential as these trains are very popular.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Gift Shop - a wide range of gifts, books, models and souvenirs at Tywyn Wharf station. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond. Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here. Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (Free). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Dec 2016
Sat 24 Dec 2016

Prices

Adult/Senior: £10 - no gift
Child under 2: Free - includes a complimentary small gift and a visit to Santa
Child 2 - 12: £11.50 with a visit to Santa and an age appropriate present
Child 13 - 15: £6.25 - no gift

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SH 585004  Lat: 52.58294 Long: -4.08988

Tywyn is on the A493 road from Machynlleth to Dolgellau. Approaching from Aberdyfi Wharf station is on the left. Coming from Dolgellau, go through the town centre past the National Rail station for 300yds and we are on the right. Large car park 100 yards away.

Parking is also available at Dolgoch and Abergynolwyn stations, located on the B4405 Bryncrug to Talyllyn road.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Tywyn station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Gift Shop - a wide range of gifts, books, models and souvenirs at Tywyn Wharf station. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond. Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here. Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (Free). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • 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
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 8
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • 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:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Disability Access Statement is available online at http://talyllyn.co.uk/access or by phoning 01654 710472.

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