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Santa will be ready to receive children in December 2017!
Text message received 09 December 2012
|Thank you for checking out our web site and in particular details of our Santa Specials.|
The Santa Specials at the Yeovil Railway Centre are an enjoyable experience for everyone from ages 1 to 100. You start your visit with a train ride behind one of our steam locomotives, we have a choice of a heritage carriage or a brake van (with a real coal fire) to ride in. Our track is about 1/3rd mile long, so the train ride is full of fun for the children but not long enough for them to get bored. Visitors then make their way to the ex GWR Transfer Shed, where Santa will be ready in his grotto. The cafe is also located inside the Transfer Shed, and your ticket entitles you to free tea, coffee or squash and a mince pie for the adults and biscuit for the children, just show the tickets at the cafe counter. We should have one or more model railway layouts running, and from the balcony in the Transfer Shed snow and bubble machines provide a truly exciting experience for the little ones. A selection of items from our shop will be available from tables in the Transfer Shed. Visits to view our full range of shop items are possible by asking one of the volunteers at the shop tables.
We take the safety of visitors very seriously. Parents/Grandparents/Guardians are asked to please keep your children with you at all times. Do not trespass on the railway and only cross our track on the designated board crossing. Please ensure your children take care when playing in the snow or bubble area!
We want you and your children to have a wonderful Santa experience with us. We appreciate all comments, good or bad, please feel free to make an entry in our visitors book. If any visitor wishes to raise any matters on the day, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our volunteers.
|Booking Form and prices for Santa Specials 2017|
*Our always (and increasingly) popular Santa Specials are to be held on 03 December (Sunday), 10 December (Sunday), 16 December (Saturday) 17 December (Sunday) and 23 December (Saturday) this year.
*Prices per person (adult or child) are £9.50 if pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance (£9.00 per person for groups of 8 or more) and £12.00 per person for bookings received less than 24 hours in advance or on day (only if space is available-it is important for us to give time to the children during this special occasion. Please help us by booking as early as possible and there will be less chance of disappointment and save money at the same time!!).
There is a £1 booking fee per transaction for Card payments.
Babies under the age of 1 are not charged on the basis they will not receive a present from Santa. Please simply mention any young babies at the foot of the internet booking form. (However please bring a present along if you wish and Santa will be very pleased to give this).
*Trains run from 11am to 3pm (at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 12noon, 2pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, and 3pm) - and if your preferred time cannot be met, you will be allocated the nearest available time which will be noted on the tickets sent in response to your booking.
*Your visit is likely to last around an hour and includes a steam train ride, seasonal refreshments and of course a visit to Santa's Grotto. The children will receive a carefully selected and appropriate gift. Other activities may also be available.
Our new automated booking service for Cards (includes payment via - No PayPal account is required) is now available. This immediately confirms availability and delivers your tickets via email. Please either print or save the email on your mobile to show at the gate.
Sunday 03 December 2017 CLICK HERE
Sunday 10 December 2017 CLICK HERE
Saturday 16 December 2017 CLICK HERE
Sunday 17 December 2017 CLICK HERE
Saturday 23 December 2017 CLICK HERE
Alternatively, if you wish to pay via cheque (or another means) please Click the link below. You can also purchase tickets by visiting our Shop which is open every Sunday morning until Christmas from 10am to noon.
Availability Guide - check colour below. (This is manually entered and may not reflect the up to the minute position)
Full (no more bookings accepted), Limited Spaces, Spaces Available (Updated 09/12/2017)
03 December 2017
10 December 2017
Bookings for Sunday 10 December have closed. Tickets at £12 each adult/child are available at 11.40am (limited), 12noon (limited), 2.40pm and 3.00pm. On-line bookings for our other Santa Days are still available although Sunday 17th and Saturday 23rd are filling quickly with many trains full.
16 December 2017 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.00, 2.00, 2.20, 2.40, 3.00
17 December 2017 10.40 (extra), , 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.00, 2.00, 2.20, 2.40, 3.00 3.20 (extra),
23 December 2017 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.00, 2.00, 2.20, 2.40, 3.00
Santa Special Ticket Booking arrangements (for Cheque payments - see above for Card payment via Automated Booking Service)
Check the availability guide above, select your preferred time and
CLICK TO BOOK to send us the details.
WE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING WITHIN A FEW DAYS - AND ASK YOU TO POST A CHEQUE FOR THE TOTAL DUE (PREFERRED).
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY DETAILS OF CARDS etc WITH THIS MESSAGE
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IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A REPLY - PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL (OR SIMILAR) FIRST - OR HAVE A QUERY PLEASE EMAIL US AT email@example.com
You can telephone 07501 189065 (please leave message if necessary and we will call back).
If you have a difficulty in completing the on-line booking form or would like to post your details and remittance, please copy and paste the following into your text editor (eg Word), complete and Save the required information and then either:-
a) attach to an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
b) forward a printed copy together with your payment.
Address (inc Postcode)
Telephone number..................................Email address.........................................
Day and Date you wish to book..................................... Time of train..............
Total number of adults................Total number of children................
Of the above children what ages are the females?...............Of the above children what ages are the males?..............
If you are sending the booking in the post please also complete the following sections - otherwise Save, attach to email and await our booking confirmation please.
(Note that £1.00 per transaction will be added to total if paying by Credit Card or Debit Card (to cover Bank charges)
Payment will be processed soon after receipt.
Payment Method (please delete) *Cheque (payable to Yeovil Railway Centre) - preferred method please or
*Credit/*Debit Card (please delete) Number......................................
Start Date..............Expiry Date................Issue Number (Switch only)............
Security No......................(last three digits next to signature on back of card)
Please debit my account with the sum of..............................(total payable as above)
Please print this screen and forward to Santa Specials, Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction Station, Stoford, YEOVIL, Somerset BA22 9UU and a First Class SAE (if sending by post - if emailing we will despatch your tickets by return email) -.Thank you.
Please note that all attractions are subject to availability although we will try our hardest!!
Up to 48 hours notice of cancellation - full ticket price refund less a £6 administration charge.
Less than 48 hours notice - no refund unless there are exceptional circumstances when consideration will be given on an individual basis.