Choo Choo!

Every few years when I was young we were treated to a trip on the ‘Santa Special’ – a steam train ride on the Severn Valley railway to meet the man himself. So it was a very special day for all the family when my parents took us and my little one (their first grandchild) back to the Severn Valley Railway for a Christmas treat. And what a morning we had! Santa boarded the train and came to give each child a present while chatting with the adults who were each merrily munching a mince pie. Even when Santa wasn’t visiting us, our little carriage was full of singing and chatter. We took photos; played games; and showed a bemused 6-month old out of the window. Many of the staff were volunteers and seemed genuinely pleased to see us all enjoying ourselves. Wouldn’t it be nice if every journey was this much fun! Could it be?

It was even fun waiting to board!

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