If you’re looking for a fun day out during your Devon holiday why not take a trip on the Seaton Tramway?
Narrow gauge heritage trams operate between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton, through 3 miles of unspoilt countryside, in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley. You will be travelling alongside the River Axe estuary, through two nature reserves and will have an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life. The coastal resort of Seaton is now a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst the historic town of Colyton is described as “Devon’s Most Rebellious Town” for its part in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.
This weekend (16th/17th December) is a particularly exciting opportunity for children or grandchildren to experience the Polar Express! Based on the best-selling book by Chris Van Allsburg and everyone’s favourite Christmas movie, this trip to the North Pole invites you to take part in the Polar Express experience by tram. Listen to and sing along with all the songs, be served hot chocolate and cookies by the dancing chefs and meet Santa and his happy bunch of elves. Each child receives a special gift from Santa and you’re welcome to wear your pyjamas on board just like the movie! Departures from Seaton Terminus, Seaton, Devon: 4.00pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.00pm, 7.00pm & 7.30pm. You should arrive 20 minutes prior to your trip. Fares From: Adult £19.95 Child (3-15) £15.95, under3s FREE 2+2 Family Ticket (including one child free) £55.85 when booked online. If you require wheelchair access please contact them before you book online.
Seaton Tramway also boasts a gift shop, where you can buy books and DVDs, magnets, models, postcards, gifts & memorabilia.
If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, why not buy a tram driving experience? The lucky recipient can become a Seaton Tram Driver for the day with one of the driving experience courses. The courses are very “hands-on”, giving you the chance to enjoy maximum time at the controls and drive in the same conditions as the staff drivers. The course also includes a guided tour of the Tramway’s HQ at Riverside Depot, giving the chance to see behind the scenes of our unique operation. At the conclusion of the course, you receive a commemorative certificate and souvenir to remind you of a great day out. Courses are available throughout the operating season except Bank Holidays.