Santa Train Clyde Valley Lanarkshire

young
young Posts: 87 Forumite
Heard about this, but cannot find it on a google search.

Anyone know about a short train journey that ends with a Soft Play are and Santa Grotto.

Along Clyde Valley Lanarkshire, but NOT Sandyholme Garden centre as I just phoned them - they have no train.
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  • maeiou
    maeiou Posts: 40 Forumite
    It is at New Lanark - it is a brilliant day out ther regardless of the time of year.
    here is the link to the site

    http://www.newlanark.org/tour-millennium2xmas.shtml
  • torbrex
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    Bo-ness & Kinneil Railway also runs a 'Santa train' during December, they are situated just off the M9 not far from Grangemouth.
  • amanda40
    amanda40 Posts: 1,218 Forumite
    There is a Train ride and ends in Santa's Grotto - not very good though -Crossford it is called. Few friends said they were very disappointed last year with the standard of it.
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  • cazziebo
    cazziebo Posts: 3,209 Forumite
    young wrote: »
    Heard about this, but cannot find it on a google search.

    Anyone know about a short train journey that ends with a Soft Play are and Santa Grotto.

    Along Clyde Valley Lanarkshire, but NOT Sandyholme Garden centre as I just phoned them - they have no train.

    It's just a few miles further along from Sandyholm - Clyde Valley Country Estate I think it's called. In Crossford, and signposted when you get to the village.

    My kids used to love this. It was really special, but I believe it's gone right down hill in the last few years.
  • lynnexxxo
    lynnexxxo Posts: 1,213 Forumite
    Just to clear things up, there is a train ride at New Lanark and one at Crossford. We went to the one at Crossford last year. our three year old loved in, went on a train to a wee station and then into a soft play area where you could stay as long as you wanted (shortbread and mulled wine for adults). Then on to see santa where i think he got a selcetion box.

    My main gripe was that it was almost £8 each ! Yes adults have to pay too (although I don't think you were allowed to go in the soft play OR sit on santas knee ;) ).

    Went to sandyholme last week to see santa - they had reindeers and donkeys and loads of stuff to look at - £5 per child. Also the got to pick a toy and a selection pack. Saying that though my ds picked a helicopter which was broken before we got home!
  • ive never been but aparently the queues are terribly long,it can take hours.
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  • We live 5 mins from the one in Crossford, and I do have to agree that it is expensive. The one in Crossford is at Village International Park. When you come into Crossford you'll go past the Tillietuddlem Inn on the right (if coming from the Rosebank/Sandyholme direction), then there's a pub on the left hand side (Crossford Inn), turn left immediately here and to across the old single lane bridge and turn immediately right into the VIP. It looks as though you are going into a private housing estate, but you're not, it's just beside it.
    It also has stables, that Alan Rough can sometimes be seen in... now that has got to be a good advert...lol... and sometimes plugged accidentally on evening football show with Ruffy and Ewan on Real Radio.

    Andy
  • Has anyone been here this year. We used to go and loved it, but that was a few years back, just wondered if it is still as good. I know it is quite expensive.
  • http://www.visitlanarkshire.com/events/family/Santas-Magical-Train-Adventure-at-Valley-International-Park/

    It seems to be still going. The last time I was there it was all a bit of a ghost town - the garden centre was all closed & empty. The soft play is good, though.
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