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Tanfield railway - North Pole express

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Kitty0608 Mon 29-Aug-11 09:03:02

Just wondered if anyone has visited Tanfield railway (Gateshead/Tyne & Wear way) & been on the North Pole express at Christmas time? How was it, is it worth the money?

Thinking about booking it for DS1 (4 yrs).


hairtwiddler Mon 29-Aug-11 09:26:37

I've been on the railway for afternoon tea. The last time was Easter and the Easter bunny was there handing out eggs to the kids. It's a lovely day out as you can get off, have a wee walk then get back on again. All run by volunteers so I feel like my ticket money goes to a good cause. Much better than any corporate shopping mall Santa i'd say!

Kitty0608 Mon 29-Aug-11 10:22:47

Thanks for the reply.

I took DS1 (4) and DS2 (2) on the train last week & they enjoyed that. Didn't get off anywhere though as the weather wasn't that great. We did see the carriage having afternoon tea & it looked lovely!

When you put it like that about the ticket money I suppose it is worth it - better get booked up ASAP.

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