Monday, 25 March 2013

A Train Adventure Not to be Missed for Family Holiday Fun

Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam are just two of the visitors to Minehead Station this summer, making it the must-see attraction for families on holiday in the West Country.

As if trains weren’t exciting enough for little holidaymakers, the West Somerset Railway offers steam train rides and the chance to meet some very important characters.

Peppa Pig and George will visit Minehead Railway Station on Saturday 6th April, with personal appearances throughout the day. Families can hop on a steam train at Bishops Lydeard, Crowcombe Heathfield, Stogumber, Williton, Doniford Halt, Watchet, Washford, Blue Anchor, Dunster or Minehead and enjoy the 20 mile trip along the line. There are also free vintage bus ride trips along Minehead seafront from Minehead station.

If you are planning a trip to Devon, Cornwall, Somerset or Dorset later in the year, see if your plans coincide with other character appearances at the West Somerset Railway. Fireman Sam arrives for the day on 4th May, and a Day Out With Thomas takes place over two weekends in July – the 6th and 7th, and 13th and 14th. Mike the Knight will be meeting visitors on 21st September and Scooby Doo arrives just before Halloween, on 26th October. And of course, Father Christmas will be making a stop during December.

For more information on events at West Somerset Railway click here, and for ideas on where to stay visit the Helpful Holidays website or call 01647 433593.