Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 11, 2009 -- If your little ones love Thomas the Tank Engine or were fans of the hit Christmas film Polar Express, donât miss the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway âSanta Specialâ trains for a great Christmas adventure with the kids.
Step aboard a KWVR Steam train and take a ride through the picturesque heart of Bronte country enjoying a wonderful blend of nostalgia and Christmas celebrations as you go.
Santa travels on the train with his Pixies and Elves delivering presents to each child, while the adults are served with a mince pie and festive drink.
You will feel transported back in time and the children will enjoy all the magic of Christmas.
Santa specials run on Saturdays and Sundays in November and December between Keighley and Oxenhope in the South Pennines.
Booking is strongly advised as many trips are already sold out. The ticket line can be contacted between 10:00am and 4:00pm on 01535 645214.
A ticket for the Santa Special also allows unlimited use of the normal train service between Keighley and Oxenhope on the day you travel so for the rest of the day you can explore some of the lovely villages along the line.
If you are looking for a place to stay near the KWVR line, consider the attractive Pennines market town of Hebden Bridge, which is a magnet for tourists who come to enjoy its original shops and galleries, organic food outlets, restaurants and bars, fabulous walks and cycle ways, and surrounding countryside and attractions.
Hebden Bridge is 7 miles from Oxenhope so is within easy reach of the Santa Special trains and offers a good range of accommodation, including a luxury 4-star converted Mill.
Croft Mill, is in the heart of Hebden Bridge, and has recently been lovingly restored to offer 12 immaculate and stylish self-catering apartments for up to 45 guests.
The Hebden Bridge accommodation ranges from Standard to a luxury Penthouse, so that there is something to suit all tastes and budgets and there is even a rooftop conservatory, which is available for small functions.
The Croft Mill website at www.croftmill.com contains photography and a virtual tour of each luxurious apartment and there are more special offers as well as a booking enquiry form, a list of local events and information about the town and surrounding area.