It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at SVR

17th September 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at SVR Celebrate the festive season with a visit to Father Christmas, take part in traditional carol singing or step back in time and dine in festive period style at Severn Valley Railway.

Travel by steam train to visit Father Christmas in his grotto at Arley station every weekend before Christmas, starting on Sunday, 1 December, with Santa Steam Specials. Every fare-paying child will receive a present following an exciting train journey along the scenic Severn Valley from Kidderminster.

Alternatively, why not join Father Christmas on SVR’s Santa Heralds for a journey by steam train to Highley on 20, 23 and 24 December. During the journey, Santa will visit everyone on the train, handing out presents and posing for photographs, so don’t forget your camera.

For a traditional start to the festive season, enjoy an evening journey by diesel train aboard the Christmas Carol Trains on 7, 14 and 21 December. After joining the train at Kidderminster, take part in carol singing accompanied by The New Dimensional Experience Choir while enjoying a mince pie and warming glass of punch.

Not in the mood for cooking? Why not wine and dine in festive period style with a lunch or dinner on one of our Christmas Luncheon or Evening Dining Trains. Dining trains operate from Kidderminster on selected dates both before and after Christmas. Advance booking is essential.

The Engine House Visitor Centre also serves a Festive Carvery Lunch on selected dates before Christmas.

If you’re looking for a unique gift this year, why not treat that special someone to a Footplate Experience Course or a spine tingling evening on a Murder Mystery Evening Dining Train.

You can now book for many of SVR’s Christmas services online at or by phone on:
Santa Specials/Santa Heralds/Christmas Carol Trains – 01299 403816.
Christmas Carvery at The Engine House – 01746 862387.
Christmas Restaurant Car Dining – 01562 757515.

For information on upcoming events visit the Severn Valley Railway Official Site or Severn Valley Families pages on Facebook.