A big day out on the world's smallest public railway

Regular steam trains from the seaside town of Wells next the Sea to the beautiful village of Walsingham, with it's famous Abbey and shrines. Sit back and enjoy the nostalgic and atmospheric sights, sounds and smells of steam travel. Clanking over and under bridges, past a bill-fort and an abandoned platform, you get to choose between a mooch in Walsingham or the hustle and bustle of the beach and shops of Wells.

Beautiful views, wildflowers, butterflies, birds of prey, brown hare and deer all help to make your journey with us a memorable one. Childrens' activities during every holiday and lots of events to choose from. Free parking, wifi, toilets, cafe and gift shop, crazy croquet and picnic pods.

New for 2017 - Studio-Line Designs has opened a gallery shop at our Wells station, offering hand-made local crafts and art to suit all tastes and pockets.

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Our popular festive specials are filling up so book now to avoid disappointment!

Spaces still available for most trains - 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Advisable to book ahead but if not, we'll have space for you. Bring as many adults along as you like as lots of room on the trains and the mulled wine is delicious! The later trains will be really magical as the lights on the carriages, in the station and in the Father Christmas carriage-shed create a wonderful atmosphere as the day darkens.

Call 01328 711630 or email wellswalsinghamrailway@gmail.com

 Take a scenic trip through Norfolk's coastal countryside this December, when journeys will be sprinkled with festive magic. The Father Christmas Special includes a ride on the train - the world's smallest public railway - followed by a visit to Santa in his carriage grotto. There will be a gift for every child, plus refreshments (mulled wine and mince pies for the grown-ups), while the Lord of Misrule will be in charge of further fun and craft activities. Book in advance - three trains run daily (11am, 1pm & 3pm) on 2 & 3 Dec; 9 & 10 Dec, 15, 16 & 17 Dec. Adults & children aged 5-15: £12; children aged 4 and under: £4

The whole experience lasts around one and a half hours and includes a 35 minute train ride before meeting Father Christmas, his elves, helpers and the Fat Controller. Activities include Christmas decoration making workshop (small extra charge), drawing competition, storytelling and complimentary warm drink and mince pie. Wrap up warm for the journey and blankets are provided - then warm up in Father Christmas' grotto.

Call us on 01328 711630 or email wellswalsinghamrailway@gmail.com

Walsingham - a wonderful place to live, work and visit

For a comprehensive view of Walsingham village please check out http://www.walsinghamvillage.org/

Where We Are

Wells next the Sea (free parking) NR23 1QB

Walsingham (nearby pay and display parking) NR22 6BU

See location of Wells and Walsingham Light Railway on Google maps