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Santa Special nears Llanfair Caereinion

Santa Special nears Llanfair Caereinion

Join the W&LLR for Festive Fun!
Santa Special nears Llanfair Caereinion

Railway Event, from 4 Dec 2021, £19.50

The Station,
Llanfair Caereinion,
SY21 0SF




5 Santa Specials leave Llanfair Caereinion Station per running day. Travel in our heated carriages behind one of our splendid steam engines. Every child gets a present and everyone has festive refreshments included in the price.

Pre booking is essential.

Celebrate the festive season with a magical journey through beautiful Mid Wales to meet the family's favourite Christmas cheer-bringer, Santa Claus, in 2021!

Arrive at our vintage station, board our heated carriages hauled by an amazing steam locomotive to be transported through winter scenery.

At the half-way point in your journey, meet Santa on the balcony of your carriage and receive a quality present for each child.

A seasonal drink and snack is included for everyone. Our trips this year allow generous space for each group, meaning an even more magical experience.

All trains depart from Llanfair Caereinion, postcode SY21 0SF, where you should arrive 20 minutes before your booked time. The experience lasts for approximately one hour.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

For group travel at discounted rates please contact the station. We like to know in advance (if possible) if customers who use wheelchairs are travelling with us. This is because our guards can give extra help and make our wheelchair lifts available for easy access to the carriages.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Dec 2021
Sat 11 - Sun 12 Dec 2021
Sat 18 - Mon 20 Dec 2021


The price is the same for children and adults ( except under ones who are free).

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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Dec Santa Specials
Sat 11 - Sun 12 Dec Santa Specials
Sat 18 - Mon 20 Dec Santa Specials


The Station,
Llanfair Caereinion,
SY21 0SF

Location and nearby places


Plan route to Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 105067  Lat: 52.65061 Long: -3.32438


All trains in 2021 are starting and finishing at Llanfair Caereinion Station.

By Road - Both the main stations are located adjacent to the A458 main road. Welshpool Raven Square station (Postcode is SY21 7LT) is at the west end of the town (follow the brown signs or A458 Machynlleth / Dolgellau).

Llanfair Caereinion station (Postcode SY21 0SF) is at the east end of the town. Coming in from the east (Welshpool end) on the A45, the station is first on the left immediately after the 30mph speed restriction starts. From the west continue on the A458 and follow the brown signs.

There is plenty of free parking at both Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion stations. Please note that there are no car parks at the intermediate stations.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Welshpool 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
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • 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
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

For group travel at discounted rates please contact the station. We like to know in advance (if possible) if customers who use wheelchairs are travelling with us. This is because our guards can give extra help and make our wheelchair lifts available for easy access to the carriages.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • 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
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • 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


We have two main stations, which makes filling this form a little harder. In general we would say that the disabled parking at Welshpool is a little more convenient than Llanfair for wheelchair users as it is near to the main entrance ( at Llanfair it is a little over 50m away). We have lifts for wheelchairs at both ends to help customers alight the carriages. Advance notice of customers using standard sized wheelchairs is not necessary, but much appreciated. Most standard carriages are accessible by standard sized wheelchairs and some have been adapted to take wider and electric wheelchairs. These are not always available, please check before travel.

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