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Swanage Railway

47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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Santa Special

This is such an awesome Christmas treat. Such a well organised Santa experience. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Poole, United Kingdom
via mobile
Once Again A great Day out

We go on the steam railway every time we visit Swanage its only about 40 minutes long, but a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David P
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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The Swanage Railway provides an ideal way to get to the beach without the need to park in Swanage. Simply leave your car at the Norden Park and Ride, which is conveniently located just off the A351 north of Corfe Castle, and start your holiday early!
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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47 Station Road, Swanage BH19 1AD, England
+44 1929 425800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an awesome Christmas treat. Such a well organised Santa experience. The staff are fantastic and make it so special, the mince pies were served warm and were so delicious. Santa was obviously his usual super self and the presents he had chosen...More

Thank Poolegirly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go on the steam railway every time we visit Swanage its only about 40 minutes long, but a great ride, got off at Corfe and visited the castle and the lovely little shops. The volunteers that run the railway are to be commended as...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I did the Chirstmas Belle on Christmas Eve for a second time. We had a great time even if the windows were steamed up and we couldnt see anything. GF and veggie options were available to pre order food wise.

Thank Rebekah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled to the train because it was my toddler's wish to go on a train this Christmas. He loved it. It's a proper steam train and the town of Swanage is a perfect setting for the trip. We were lucky to get last minute...More

1  Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this when searching for something different to Peppa Pig World for the family to meet Santa. It proved to be a very pleasant experience for all of us (5). Set in a beautiful part of the world, always love going through Corfe Castle,...More

1  Thank AndyRUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fourth year on the railway but felt it too rushed. A old chap was stood waiting for us to choose balloons he took so long to make two we did not bother with a trirsbas mince pies came then Father Christmas as we we just...More

Thank heidifitton11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old steam railway passing through lovely Dorset countryside to Corfe Castle and beyond. Recently extended to Wareham at peak times.

Thank 767JAMES
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t have to like steam trains to really enjoy the Pullman Santa experience on this charming persevered railing running from Swanage to Corfe Castle. 2017 was the 2nd year my wife had treated me to a trip on this line and it delivered everything,...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG! What a wonderful trip. Champagne flowing throughout the journey. Lovely canapes. Great service. No better way to start Christmas festivities.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A womderful experience on rhe Santa train with the family and grandchildren. Very friendly volunteers and a magical time. We enjoyed our mince pies and sherry and the children had fun with the balloon man and had a present each from Father Christmas. This was...More

Thank pamconiam
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Questions & Answers
cindy b
17 July 2017|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Yes children under 5 (called infants) may travel on the City Cruises boats which provide the sea element of the sea train adventure They travel free of charge.
2 January 2017|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Dogs are welcome on board but must be kept on a lead and on the floor. The fare is £1 per single journey. There is no charge for assistance dogs. Dogs are not permitted in the Buffets, the Dining... More
Denise M
10 June 2016|
Response from David R | Property representative |
Hi Denise. Bournemouth is 13 miles from Swanage as the crow flies. To get from Bournemouth to Swanage by this the direct route you would have to go by car or use the Purbeck Breezer route 50 bus. This route takes you over... More