Santa Express

As mentioned in a previous post, my daughter really loves trains.  If there is an opportunity to take her on one then I will and the opportunity arose today.  It was a complete surprise as we had gone to the Dickensian festival at Lightwater valley and there it was the Santa Express.

The Dickensian festival is an event at Lightwater valley which my husband and I enjoy going to.  It always has a good selection of craft and hand made produce.  Sometimes we even manage to pick up that Christmas present or stocking filler we have had trouble finding.  There is a good selection of entertainment with carol singing and bell ringers.  Last year Punch and Judy show and a flea circus, this year magician.  It is our way of kicking of the festive season.

We always have our picture taken in the sleigh with the reindeer.  Last year our daughter was a little young to know what the reindeer were, but this year she signed away and our youngest would not stop giggling.  It is lovely looking at both pictures to see the changes in our eldest in one year, and to see this year the addition of our youngest daughter, its added a bit of Christmas magic to it all.

The Ponies where all dressed up ready for Christmas too, but our children are a little too young for Pony rides, maybe next year.  Next to the Pony was the train, Santa Express.  Our eldest held on to the tickets really tight, and handed them over to the conductor.  Away we went round the park, she was laughing and asking what things were as we went round.  Pointing out the snowmen and the Christmas trees.  It truly was a magical Christmas experience and a day which has started the festive period for us as a family.

Santa express

This day I love Santa Express.

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8 Comments

  1. What a lovely post, and the picture is gorgeous :-)

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    1. Thank you, it was a really lovely day

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  2. Lovely blog. We're going on a Santa train on the 15th
    http://scottishmama.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you. Love the Christmas theme over on yours

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  3. We are building our very own train ride for Coombe Mill, I am determined to have a Santa Express ride for the Children staying here using it next Christmas!

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    1. Im sure you will. Hopefully one day I can bring the girls to test it out!

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  4. Christmas trains are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your magical experience and lovely pic. Commenting on behalf of BritMums

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    1. Thank you. Its one of the few I have of us all together

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