Enjoy a relaxing journey along the Dean Forest Railway behind one of our steam locomotives.
Evening Carol Service Steam Train
- Adult 18+
- Child 3-17
The Dean Forest Railway is once again working with St Mary’s Church in Lydney to put on a steam train ride followed by a carol service at the church.
Your journey will begin at 17:15, departing from Norchard Station and heading north to Parkend. After a short break for the engine to run around, you will travel non-stop to Lydney Junction, where there is another short break before the train heads to St Mary’s Halt. where you will alight the train and head over the recently refurbished Victorian, Grade II listed footbridge to walk over to the church.
The carol service at the church will last for approximately 45 minutes, including readings from members of the Dean Forest Railway Society. After the service there will be a free mulled wine on offer.
You will then return to St Mary’s Halt station, where the train will return you to Norchard Station at approximately 8pm.
Please note that the church will be passing round a collection plate on the evening, and all donations will be greatly appreciated.
When booking you can add on a special Christmas Afternoon Tea, with a turkey, cranberry & stuffing sandwich, cream tea (two scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam), a slice of Christmas cake and a hot drink (with options of tea, hot chocolate and a range of coffees), or for something lighter just the Cream Tea, or a Christmas Picnic Box (with a turkey, cranberry & stuffing sandwich, a slice of Christmas cake and a hot drink), or a Bacon Roll & Hot Drink.