Mid Wales is hosting a series of wonderful ‘Santa Specials’ on privately owned steam railway lines during December, offering a chance for a great family day out in Wales.
You can catch Santa at many Welsh railways through the month. It will be at Bala Lake Railway on December 8 and 9, Vale of Rheidol Railway, Ffestiniog Railway and Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway on December 15, 16, 22 and 23, Fairbourne Railway, Welsh Highland Heritage Railway and Corris Railway on December 15 and 16, Tal y Llyn Railway on December 22, 23 and 24.
You can even meet Santa at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Elves will drive the Santa Train underground to his spectacular subterranean grotto in the heart of Snowdonia. The Santa Train runs on December 1, 2, 8, 9 and 15 to 24
Llechwedd Slate Caverns is situated near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and is 10 scenic minutes away from Betws-y-coed and about fifty minutes over the mountains from Llandudno. If you are staying near Porthmadog you are only half an hour away and can get here on the fabulous Ffestiniog Railway – with just a short connecting bus ride. For those staying on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula they are about an hour from Pwllheli.