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Gwili Railway

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Address: | Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT, Wales
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+44 1267 238213
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take a step back in time at the Gwili Steam Railway, a delightful preserved...

Take a step back in time at the Gwili Steam Railway, a delightful preserved railway just outside Carmarthen in West Wales. Running steam train services every day of local school holidays and selected days throughout the remainder of the year, this is the perfect trip for all ages to enjoy. Experience a typical country branch line from the 1950s with a stop off at Llwyfan Cerrig Station in a beautiful spot alongside the River Gwili.

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Santa Express

We had such a lovely time at the Gwili Railway. It was our first time on the Santa Special and we all thoroughly enjoyed! Thought it was a nice touch to give the grown ups a mince... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kate M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely time at the Gwili Railway. It was our first time on the Santa Special and we all thoroughly enjoyed! Thought it was a nice touch to give the grown ups a mince pie and sherry! The children had lovely goodie bags and fab presents from Santa which popped magically down the chimney. The marquee was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exciting 'must do' activity with children at Christmas. Lots of excitment boarding the train for the short journey to Santa's grotto. Plenty of distractions meant that the kids didn't get bored waiting to see Santa. Nice atmosphere and hospitality. Lovely way to spend the day for grandparents and grandchildren alike!

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A little over crowded to how it used to be. And the parking wasn't very well organised. On the plus side, the kids liked the grotto.

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Thank Ty T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Took the Santa Special and everyone enjoyed it. 10 minute train ride to a marquee where there was face painting, small indoor bouncy castle, hot food and a stall (you pay for these separately). Also a magician for the kids. Good present from Santa. As a grandma I even got a gift....A lump of coal but that was because I'd... More 

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1 Thank Jacqueline C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

What a super day we had with the whole day. The two little ones absolutely loved it and we enjoyed it just as much.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

If you're thinking of taking your little ones to see Santa take them here. What a lovely experience! The railway is run on donations by volunteers. The Santa Express is run annually and is beautifully organised by a team of cheerful volunteers eager to make your experience a memorable one. We arrived in good time to park the car at... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We booked in advance to visit the railway and we were not disappointed with the experience. As the ticket info suggests we arrived 40 mins before our train to park up and we got to see the train before ours chuffing out of the station, the smoke and steam making the whole affair very atmospheric. We had a quick cup... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great experience for all young and old. To see my little boy's eyes light up and clap his hands as the train approached smoke billowing with the choo choo's is one I will never forget! To get to meet Santa was amazing and great gifts great value for money thank you all staff at Gwili Railway for our very very... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Brilliant day out to see santa. First time we have taken our young grandson for train ride and he enjoyed. Very well organized by all the volunteers and staff who are friendly and helpful. We were given a compartment to ourselves and organized to put pram on train for us. Its a magical setting and santa was very nice and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Wasn't quite sure what to expect as never been before and not the cheapest offer, but turned into a great trip all the volunteer staff were great, Santas gifts really suited all the age groups and nice quality, lots of other freebies and cheap prices at cafes Fabulous time highly recommended

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