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Heritage Steam Railway situated just off the A16 between Louth and Grimsby. Trains currently run from Ludborough to North Thoresby - the return journey takes 35 minutes. Free parking is available at Ludborough station, where there is a shop, museum...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Station Road, Ludborough DN36 5SQ, England
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+44 1507 363881
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Once again a very very friendly railway with all staff friendly near to busy to show you or help what ever your age .food ok .prices not to bad bit pricy on tea and coffee call it £1 job done .seen the timetable for 2019...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Graham C
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

As my children are massive train lovers we decided to take the Santa Train ride this year and they loved it from start to finish ... the only meltdown being when it stopped for us to get off! Very friendly staff from the gift shop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

We went on the Santa Special with our five grandchildren aged 10, 7, 5, 3 and 11 months and we all had a great time. The staff are all extremely helpful and worked hard to make it a fun experience. The presents received by the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amanda M
Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Thank you for leaving such an informative review. All the volunteers at the LWR work hard to make the ride on the Santa trains an enjoyable experience and they will be delighted to know that you have gone home happy! I hope you and your...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We booked to go on the special Christmas train and what a great experience we had. Every effort was made for both adults and children to have a great time, with a present for both adults and children and great entertainment with Christmas songs and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samr1304
Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

I'm pleased your family enjoyed the trip on our Santa Express and thank you for leaving such an informative review. On behalf of everyone at the LWR, I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Went there today with our four children aged 21, 16,16 and 5. We had a lovely time on the santa special and seeing him his grotto. Our little boy was very excited.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle B
Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit and thank you for leaving a positive review. I hope you all have a great Christmas!

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We've been coming for the Santa Train for 5 years now and it's going from strength to strength. It's increasingly popular each year and that money is clearly going straight back into it's improvement. It's fantastic. Thank you all, well done and Merry Christmas to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graham G
Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

Its great to know you enjoyed yet another return visit on our Santa Special train. On behalf of everyone at the LWR I wish you all a happy Christmas and thank you for leaving a review.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

The sight of the Steam Train parked up in the little old station was a magical one. After visiting the little museum and shop we boarded the train and began our epic journey along the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Along the way our host Mark the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for leaving a review about your family trip on our Santa Special. We are always looking at new ways of improving the experience for our customers and are pleased to receive any suggestions. Having the grotto at North Thoresby station is a great...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Our second year of attending Santa Special and again a great time had by all. Very well organised with a gift for everyone including the adults. A lot of effort and enthusiasm put in by the volunteers to entertain everyone on the train. Will definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Helenefam56
Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip on the Santa Special. Lots of visitors have made complimentary remarks about the entertainment on the train. It is nice to know that the effort that our volunteers put in to organise the event is appreciated!

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Had a really lovely ride to the North Pole on the Santa Special today! We loved the singing and the dancing, and absolutely loved the train! Thx to all 🎅🚂 A really lovely experience for our very excited 3 year old! 😁

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Amanda H
Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Its great to know you all enjoyed your trip on our Santa Special train and thank you for leaving such a nice review!

Reviewed 8 December 2018

Our first time on the Santa special - myself and a friend with a learning disability. A warm welcome, brew and compulsory mince pie and we were on the train. Lots of elves, the fella in the red suit and fabulous entertainment on the train,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rolfies
Philip E, Public Relations Manager at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Thank you for leaving such a nice review. It means a lot to all the volunteers when we hear our customers have gone home happy. Have a great Christmas!

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ulangutan
17 February 2019|
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Response from Amanda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are permitted on the trains
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Jessica D
9 April 2018|
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Response from mmyers2019 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jessica. I work at the railway and can assist you with your question. Firstly we have car parking available and it's not far from the train station. We have a disabled toilet available and both platforms have... More
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MrH194308
15 October 2016|
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Response from Philip E | Property representative |
If you go to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway website/visit/running dates you will be able see the days we are open up to the end of the year
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