Get into the true spirit of Christmas with the railway's annual evening open air 'Christmas Carols by Steam Train' service. It will take place on Saturday 9th December departing from Toddington at 7.00pm. This year the event is in aid of the charity Winston's Wish.
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Tickets now available at £10 each from the Administration Office, The Railway Station, Toddington, GL54 5DT. Open Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 until 16:00 and at weekends between 10:00 and 13:00. Cash or cheque only please.
Winston's Wish is the UK's childhood bereavement charity and has been supporting bereaved children since 1992. Winston’s Wish supports children and young people after the death of their mum, dad, brother or sister. This is one of the most devastating and sometimes traumatic situations a child can face. However, with the right support at the right time, children can face their future with confidence and hope. For more details about Winston's Wish visit their website www.winstonswish.org.uk.
The carol service, with Cheltenham Silver band, will take place under the Christmas lights on the platform at Winchcombe station following arrival of the special train. The service will be led by Rev John Mead.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served on the train. Meet Santa and Winston Bear.
Put the date in your diary. Tickets will include parking at Toddington Station, the return train fare and the carol service. Tickets need to be purchased beforehand from the railway Administration Office (see above). They are also available from Winston's Wish (plus a booking fee) by clicking here or by contacting the Winston’s Wish fundraising team on 01242 515157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, there will be no car parking at Winchcombe station and the service can only be reached using the special train from Toddington. Don't forget - the train departs Toddington promptly at 7.00pm!