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Severn Valley Railway

Number One Comberton Place, Kidderminster DY10 1QR, England
01562 757900
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Owner description: The Severn Valley Railway offers a fantastic heritage steam and diesel service between...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Severn Valley Railway offers a fantastic heritage steam and diesel service between Kidderminster, Worcestershire and Bridgnorth Shropshire. We operate over 200 days a year and offer a perfect day out that includes a superb visitor centre at Highley Station called The Engine House.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Unfortunately this Santa experience was very over rated. The price you have to pay as an adult taking children was disgusting. 4 adults took 3 children and we still had pay £15 each adult;for what exactly to board a packed train and travel 10 minutes there and 10 minutes back with our children sat on our laps as the train... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Good day out I don't know much about railways or trains but I really did have a good day out from kidderminster down to Bewdley over looking the river Severn good day out for all of the family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Visited with family that included 4 adults and 3 children on the 11.15 train. We always love the train and visit many times during the year and over 6 years have chosen the Santa train 4 times.Sadly it was not as good as before. The Santa was very poor with hardly any conversation with the children, it was embarrassing. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Visited today and had a truly magical day out. It's very well organised and the kids really enjoyed it. The presents from santa were great and it's my second visit. The only thing I wasn't impressed with was the guards choosing where we sit. I would recommend this day out to family and friends. Hint: take drinks and packed lunch.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The journey lasted almost 3 hours and it was best to go during the daytime to fully experience the beautiful Severn Valley countryside. The atmosphere on the train was lovely and festive. The food was as good as any Christmas Lunch can get. Plenty to eat, hot and very tasty. The service was brilliant and the staff were always attentive.... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Just have to say how shocking the experience was. The brass band stopped playing whilst people were still queuing, the horse chestnuts had stopped serving even though plenty of people around and worse was having to prompt 'Santa' to talk to my kids. Absolutely love the severn valley experience but this year, maybe it was due to being the 4pm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

First time we have visited the severn valley railway so decided to book up for a santa special as my 4 year old loves trains,the station is decorated lovely for xmas,my children enjoyed drinking hot chocolate in the restaurant and watching frozen while we waited for our train which was the 11.45. We boarded the train at around 11.30,it did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A very nice day out, wonderful picturesque scenery, a pleasant journey for all ages. A little expensive however take into account the maintainence costs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We went today with our 2 young children and grandparents. I can understand why they tell you to get the 45mins early, d Because that's how long you spend driving around the car park!! The station was decorated nicely and staff where friendly and the train was nice for the children, but arriving at arley, it all felt a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went once agin on the Santa express today and it was great. We all really loved it. There really is something for everyone. We arrived an hour before our train and this gave us time to have a bacon butty and tea cake in t he cafe. We took photos on the sleigh of the kids. We loved the... More 

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