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The Tanfield Railway, the World's oldest railway dating back to 1725, is a wonderful day out for all the family, whatever the weather. Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery as steam drifts past your vintage carriage in a truly yesteryear...more
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I took my four year old for the Christmas experience. It was OK. Logistically you're unable to have Santa on the train, compared to similar experiences elsewhere so you traveled to North Pole. The train journey was good, as expected. A queue to see Santa,...More
Visited the so called polar express today with my daughter and three year old grandson. On arrival he was given a passport. Boarded a dirty freezing cold train with not even one decoration on the carriages. Took to another stop where we were instructed to...More
This was the first time we visited Tanfield and we have had lovely day we will certainly visit again. It was well organised with very friendly staff. The stations were decorated really well and the little ones thought the grotto was great. The refreshments were...More
Okay so we booked up for the Christmas experience to board the Polar Express and rush off to see Santa at the North Pole. Had heard conflicting reviews from friends, family and work colleagues about their experiences on this over the last few years and...More
We visit as a family every year for this event. It's a really lovely, traditional Christmas treat. It is the oldest railway in the UK and I think if you are looking for a Polar Express type event, then this maybe isn't for you. The...More
We took the Tanfield polar express this weekend and had a wonderful time. The train and rail journey was excellent and the hospitality offered was homely but very atmospheric and superbly put together. One of the volunteers asked how experience could be improved; we couldn't...More
Visited the Railway today with my extended family. Just wanted to thank every employee working on the line and stations for a truly fantastic experience from start to finish - magical. Well worth the ticket price.
I took two of my grandchildren with their mother and my wife to board the 1:15 Polar Express Train today, however when we turned off the main road the gate to the carpark was closed but there were cars in the car parked beyond. Just...More
It’s do what you want. Wear whatever you want, from plain jeans and a t shirt to a big furry polar bear costume. If your little tyke won’t get dressed, then pj’s do the same job. Note though it’s a bit cold