Santa’s Steam Adventure at the National Railway Museum 2013

4 Dec

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On Saturday we set off to the National Railway Museum in York. We had heard that Santa had got so many letters to post that he needed some help. We were the family for the job!

The North Yorkshire Pole

The North Yorkshire Pole

There are too many letters for Santa to cope with...can you help?

There are too many letters for Santa to cope with…can you help?

Santa’s depot at the “North Yorkshire Pole” was full of letters and the Elves just couldn’t cope. The children were put to good use.

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As a thank you for helping, we were allowed to have a ride on Santa’s mail train.

Teddy the train was waiting for us

Teddy the train was waiting for us

The storytellers set the scene.

The storytellers setting the scene

The storytellers setting the scene

Enthralled by the story

Enthralled by the story

And have a guess who appeared!

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First person with a present from Santa

First person with a present from Santa

Santa’s steam adventure is a fantastic way to see the big man. Of course you get to see the whole of the railway museum as well which is free to enter anyway, but there is no queueing, no waiting and a whole scenario and adventure before Santa appears and the children get a present.

We all loved it and the wonder on the children’s faces was brilliant. We have been for three years now to see Santa on the Steam Adventure, and every year there is a new story and as my daughter gets older the excitement grows and grows.

Tickets in 2013 cost from £11.50 for children and £7.50 for adults. Included in the price are refreshments in the station hall restaurant, the experience on the Santa Steam Adventure and presents for the children.

To find out more about Santa’s Steam Adventure you can visit the National Railway Museum’s website.

This year we were invited to experience “Santa’s Steam Adventure” for free, but the words, pictures and opinions are my own.

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