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The Battlefield Line

Main St | Shackerstone Station, Shackerstone CV13 0BS, England
+44 1827 880754
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Great stop off on a walk/cycle

Called in during a bike ride around the local lanes - the Victorian tea rooms are an ideal place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harry W
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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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Gold Footplate Experience

Having been given a gold footplate experience for my 30th, I arrived at 08.00am at Shackerstone for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
anonymous1234231
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“mince pies” (33 reviews)
“market bosworth” (29 reviews)
“santa train” (22 reviews)
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Main St | Shackerstone Station, Shackerstone CV13 0BS, England
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+44 1827 880754
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in during a bike ride around the local lanes - the Victorian tea rooms are an ideal place to stop off for a coffee or light bite. There is a £1 charge for a platform ticket but seeing as this goes towards preserving what...More

Thank Harry W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been given a gold footplate experience for my 30th, I arrived at 08.00am at Shackerstone for my steam experience. From the moment we arrived, everyone was so welcoming, especially Mark, Jamie and Jason. After the opportunity to have a few pictures in front of...More

Thank anonymous1234231
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have done the Felix Santa train a few years now and we all look forward to our trip. With Christmas music playing and a hamper awaiting our arrival, such a magical time. Travelling through the countryside then who should come into our carriage but...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

We have visited and used the Santa train every year for the last 5 years with our kids, having first visited many years ago when I was smaller with my parents. It keeps us coming back year after year. All the volunteers that run the...More

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We went on Christmas Eve the kids and adults really enjoyed it! The journey lasted about 2 hours. Christmas music was playing on the train, we booked the deluxe version, so we had a hamper and a small drink. You can purchase hot drinks on...More

1  Thank Debbie_louise_O
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Fabulous couple of hours on the Santa train the saturday before Christmas, we were supplied with wine, sherry and mince pies from lovely happy volunteers, loved how the young av e got involved, a girl age 10 was taking our orders, we will definately be...More

Thank wendypeck
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on Christmas Eve and went on the Santa train. The whole experience was amazing. A drink for the adults as we set off, plenty of food for us all and a visit from santa during the trip with excellent presents. Our children had...More

Thank Anita N
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time in a deluxe carriage complete with hamper and regular top ups of wine and sherry. Six adults and our two year old granddaughter all enjoyed the Christmas music in our carriage, and the friendliness of all the hard working volunteers....More

Thank SueE1
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

A cold December day in a place hard to find in the Leicestershire countryside. The drive (and walk) along a disused rail bed in slushy snow and falling light to the station with two five year olds and arthritic grandparents was a bit of a...More

Thank Philip A
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Originally cancelled due to heavy snow two weeks ago, we took our two year old granddaughter to see Santa on the railway. What a fantastic two hours! Thanks to all the volunteers for making this a special day for all the kids! Santa was the...More

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alan s
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