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“Great Santa experience”

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Hard Working Steam Locomotives haul carriages to Lakeside on this steeply graded former Furness Railway Branch Line.Excellent value combined tickets available with other attractions in and around Windermere.
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Visited Haverthwaite yesterday, 12 in total, 10 adults, 2 children, had a great afternoon on the Santa express. The staff were great,all dressed for the occasion, coped brilliantly even though there was a power cut at the station. Mince pies or Xmas cake and a choice of sherry or fruit juice. Lots of singing of Xmas songs. Would definitely go again

Thank paul t
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The Grange U3A Social Cycle Group make a point of visiting the cafe every December to indulge in the weekday Winter Warmer menu. Excellent value, home cooking it it’s best.

Thank Jean P
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Although we didn't go on the train, nor on the Lake Cruise, it was a good place to visit. There is a Sealife centre there too!
I had hoped to see the last train in, but had difficulties walking back to the station. (I have a lower leg injury that 'plays up' every now and then..) We did hear it though...

Thank David R
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Similarly the generous owners of the company had donated another Ultimate Steam Experience auction prize at a NSPCA event. I joined the footplate before all the passengers arrived and assisted ? the drive and fireman to re-sight the engine. I then went for a gargantian full English Railway Mans' breakfast and waddled back to the footplate and started stoking the engine- phew. The Fireman (an employee)and Driver (a volunteer part of a famous baking company which he started) were brilliant. Volunteering all manner of interesting facts and figures and answering questions without any form of patronising. Then completed two return journeys up to Lakeside with a full load of passengers through the fell-side country. Marvelled at the skill and experience used by the footplate men as they used the steam to drive and stop the engine with the finest of accuracy.
Then back down to Haverthwaite where I was obliged? to consume a huge beautifully cooked luncheon with delightful manager and staff, in the same Station Restaurant and then back to work for the final trip shovelling coal for a touch longer than I was prepared for.
Spoke to many of the passengers who were delighted with the experience, steam buff or otherwise, and who usually then took a boat up the lakes.
Brilliant day out.

Thank BrickKilnStud
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This preserved railway has loads of charm and is ideal for families to visit. There is a huge carpark at Haverthwaite and plenty to walk around and see. The train trip is not overly long - good for little people. Plan your trip with time to wander round at lakeside.

Thank centralheatking
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