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Stanhope Station Station Road, Stanhope DL13 2YS, England
+44 1388 526203
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We love this. It was our second year running. Our kids were 7 and 2 this year and both still loved it. It’s great as you do not need to get off as Santa comes on the train with his elves. Staff are all excellent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

we were a party of 10 and a baby (10 months old). ages ranged from 60 to 10months. and this was fantastic on all levels to suit every age. especially the children. we were nervous about being sat together being such a large party but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GAnnis2016
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Total waste of money. paid £80 for me and my 6 year old. the elves danced too 2 songs then passed out hot chocolate and a cookie. arrived at christmas town which was a wooden cut out. eleves played 2 games with the children. santa...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Amy M
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited here my sister and friend and our 5 children, the story wasn’t loud enough for us to hear, the elf with the book was at the other end of the carriage so we had no idea what was going on, They brought out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sarahlN2540EO
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We took my niece and granddaughter to the train to get Christmas off to a good start. There was plenty of parking which was a bonus, but you have to cross a slippery railway bridge to get to the right side. It’s not a problem...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank VelvetBrown
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe my daughter paid £136.00 for this utter rubbish! A complete rip off somebody is making a lot of money on this. Train dirty, a totally disappointing experience not magical at all, cringe worthy and tacky. A hot chocolate and a super market...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank T209
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Myself and my son went on this Christmas train today 15 dec2018. It was chaos the queues were out of hand nobody new where to go when we did finally get our tickets and got on the train everyone was scattered about families not sitting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank sharronstewie123
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic day with my 3 year old grandson. The staff are amazing and the cafe good. The gift shop is reasonably priced. A perfect day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pam C
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is the second year of attending TTCT at weardale. We booked one of the discounted days and then took the black friday discount so the tickets were £37 not £90 which was a great start. I was worried that the fact we were going...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Phillipstait
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We travelled on Saturday on the 1.30 train to Christmas Town. From the minute you enter the station you are greeted by the happy elves. Waving, smiling & singing carols. The station is decorated beautifully. We entered our very old fashioned carriage & squeezed into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 8, 2018|
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Response from Lancestrian | Reviewed this property |
cannot be certain but I too cannot see there would be a problem. Might be worth Googling their web site and contacting them for confirmation?
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Mrs R L | Reviewed this property |
Yes they run santa specials at xmas
July 7, 2018|
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Response from AngelaB7001 | Property representative |
The Railway currently runs Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday the first train leaves Stanhope at 10am