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The Battlefield Line

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santa train with grand children

we went on the santa train, is was enjoyable and grand children loved it, we booked a carriage as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sonia125
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Great Santa train experience!

This is a very belated review for a trip on the Santa train on Saturday 15 December. My daughter's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue J
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Lancaster
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The Battlefield line runs on part of the former Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Railway that ran from Nuneaton to Moira and Coalville in Leicestershire.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Main St | Shackerstone Station, Shackerstone CV13 0BS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very belated review for a trip on the Santa train on Saturday 15 December. My daughter's satnav took us the wrong way so we were really late arriving. A wonderful man called Simon rushed to help us get our small boys out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sue J
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went on the santa train, is was enjoyable and grand children loved it, we booked a carriage as this was better for grandson who is autistic and he could play without bothering others. We booked a snack box which was very good something for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sonia125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't even ride the train but still found a visit to the line a remarkable treat. The Shackerstone station was a delight. The historical items festooning the tea room; the timeless architecture of the buildings; the enthusiasm of all who labour to make a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan1fromOz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Battlefield Line is a wonderfully preserved example of a rural Victorian railway. The train ride (5 miles) from Shackerstone to Shenton via Market Bosworth is very scenic and there is plenty to do just a short walk from each station (i.e. Market Bosworth town...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hward95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second year visiting the battlefield line for the Santa Train..... yet again it did not disappoint. The experience is wonderful, and the children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The gifts from Santa were fantastic, and the mince pies and sweets are a nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rachel_h002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first year we have experienced the Santa Train. The staff were so friendly and helpful and everything was explained to us about the journey. The trip to Santa’s was perfect and the gifts received were age appropriate and fantastic quality. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michelle1981s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our family and children over the last 4 years. Wouldn’t hesitate to keep returning, somewhat a family tradition now! The volunteers are always so helpful and Santa is fab :). Thank you and see you again next year!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NicolaS4187
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3rd year on the trot and still an amazing trip for the grandkids who are now 6 and 3, loved every minute, good quality gifts from the big bearded man and excellent service from the train staff. All in all good value from a dedicated...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mottylad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Santa Train with our 3 and 7 year old children and what a wonderful time we had, the train was decorated and we were allocated a table for us, as others have said mince pies and sherry and sweets for the kids...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank clarebM4378XG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just got back from taking our 3 year old on the santa express with 14 of our friends and children. We had THE BEST experience thank you so much. It was fantastic value for money;including drinks and mince pies for adults and sweets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Alex W
28 November 2018|
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Response from Lynne P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say no fairy and no lucky dip, just a little gift shop.
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alan s
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Response from hward95 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can buy single tickets and walk back along the Canal
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