Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Address, Phone Number, Bodmin & Wenford Railway Reviews: 4/5

Bodmin & Wenford Railway
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Cornwall's Premier Steam Railway will appeal to all age groups.Join us for a leisurely 13 mile journey through scenic Cornish countryside evocative of a 1950's Branch line.
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More than 3 hours
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AKA
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Fabulous Santa Special

Brilliantly organised, good value, gorgeous decorations and such a lovely and heartwarming christmassy vibe!

All staff were super friendly.

A very special afternoon to remember.
Written 8 January 2022
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sdcsmith2000
Cornwall, UK894 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We booked a Christmas Steam train and Santa visit with our Grandson and I have to say it was absolutely brilliant! The whole experience was extremely well organised and the staff absolutely fantastic, so friendly and welcoming from the beginning to the end of our visit.

Whilst the weather wasn’t brilliant it didn’t spoil the day, we picked up our welcome pack which included a letter to Santa and activities for little ones, the train journey was to Bodmin Parkway and back which equated to around 45 minutes through some lovely Cornish countryside, when we got back we then had an opportunity to meet ‘Santa’ which was really good, yes there was a queue but there were activities for the children and the ‘Elves’ were very helpful and friendly, I was really impressed by the quality of the gift as well.

Absolutely would recommend and I am looking forward to booking again next year!
Written 15 December 2021
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Jan R
2 contributions
Dec 2021
We waited two years for the grand children to get to the right age and we - Grand parents, children and grand children - were absolutely blown away by the whole experience. Such friendly people staffing every section in such a professional manner. It was fully booked, but there was no hassle and every body felt completely at ease. The decorations were beautiful and of course the puffing, steaming and tooting Pannier tank mesmerized all of us. The clincher was a Santa fully into the part, in a stunning grotto, giving out such well thought out gifts. It was all talked about for hours afterwards. I'll book early next year!
Written 13 December 2021
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TheSimpsonFamily4
Truro District, UK19 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
A truly magical Father Christmas experience for all the family. We have done the Santa by Steam a few years ago, this year was magnificent! We arrived with a brass band playing Carols, enjoyed hot chocolate in the beautifully refurbished coffee shop and waited for our train being kept busy with the Elf Trail. You can't beat a steam railway ride and the carriages were festively decorated as were all the staff and many volunteers. During the journey my child wrote their letter to Father Christmas and posted it on the train! On returning to the station there was a fun Christmas craft and finally meeting Father Christmas himself. His carriage was decorated from Victorian times and his gift was perfect for my child's age. We were photographed and could buy the image straight afterwards, just like that. The capture of a perfect memory!
Written 12 December 2021
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RobertFGCarter
Fareham, UK1,381 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Two for the price of one. One branch line heads towards the Southern line at Boscarne Junction; the other to Bodmin Parkway on the Great Western. Very friendly staff and well organised. More scenic than anticipated with some nice bucolic views.
Written 29 October 2021
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We're very pleased you enjoyed your trip on our unique railway. We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway next year!
Written 31 October 2021
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ShirlTurner6024
Sherborne, UK317 contributions
Oct 2021
We called into the railway on our way down to spend a few days in Cornwall. As a steam buff I didnt think I was going to get much out of it as the line is in two halves and not very long. Boy was I wrong. Both trips on the return have quite evere gradients and the little Pannier could be heard working really hard all the way back!

The staff were friendly and the whole atmosphere of the railway was a pleasurable experience. Loved it! Will go again!!
Written 27 October 2021
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We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip and found it fulfilling! We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway next year.
Written 28 October 2021
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Paul983
Norwich, UK57 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Booking online was very easy and well organised, when we arrived the tickets and reserved seats numbers were already in an envelope and we simply paid. We also precooked and collected our delicious food. Railway run be keen and friendly volunteers.
Written 27 October 2021
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We're glad you found you visit easy-going and relaxing. We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway next year!
Written 28 October 2021
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ennkai
London, UK16 contributions
Oct 2021
We attended this in a group of 5. We'd opted for cream teas although one of the group wanted a bacon sandwich. These made for a delicious afternoon snack Booking the experience and making the arrangements for food was very easy. For that we're grateful. The experience and atmosphere at the station was also lovely - most of the staff chatty and welcoming. They also appeared to know their stuff about the train. However the journey itself was underwhelming, not quite the views we were expecting and it seemed to go so quickly that we'd barely finished our snacks before it was time to depart the train. This is a nice wee activity if you want to take a wee trip back, in time and have about an hour to spare and I think fine if you don't expect too much...
Written 22 October 2021
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Emily M
Melton Mowbray, UK22 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Thank you to the volunteers at Bodmin and Wenford for making the experience of riding a traditional steam train an enjoyable one. We were fortunate to have a whole carriage to ourselves which was perfect for our daughter who has Autism. The experience is enhanced by a traditional Cornish cream tea to go 🙂 A must do for any train enthusiast but also just a relaxing couple of hours for a tired parent!
Written 22 October 2021
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We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and that it provided that relaxing break you wanted. We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway soon.
Written 24 October 2021
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Maddison B
Staffordshire, UK34 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Bit pricey for what it was, says about 2 hour journey but probably only on train for about 40 minutes in total. No views the whole journey, all just leaves and trees unfortunately. Did enjoy hearing the toot and seeing the steam but a little disappointing for the price.
Written 19 October 2021
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