Devon tramway operates special Winter service running until Christmas Eve

A special Devon tramway Winter service is set to start this weekend (December 5) operating right up until Christmas eve.

Seaton Tramway in East Devon will be running the special service every weekend throughout December, as well as operating a daily service on the dates of December, 21 – 24.

The trams will journey through the Axe Valley – running every 30 minutes between Seaton and Colyton.

The tram will take you through scenic routes where different species of wildlife can be seen, including kingfishers, wildfowl, wading birds, and maybe even foxes and deer.

Seaton Tramway - Swan's Nest Loop
Seaton Tramway – Swan’s Nest Loop
(Image: Chris Allen)

A spokesperson for Seaton Tramway said: ”Santa’s Elves will be present at Colyton Station entertaining visitors whilst on holiday from the North Pole.”

Additionally, the tramway will be running a winter ‘twilight’ service – enabling visitors to travel to Colyton under the moonlight – with some evening trips offering a Christmas meal.

A spokesperson for Seaton Tramway said: ”The Story Tram is returning for a one-off Christmas appearance for ‘Santa’s Special Story Tram’.

”Perfect for families with children aged up to three, The Story Tram is a themed event with new stories and activities.

A stock image of the Seaton Tramway in operation
The Seaton Tramway in operation

”This time Santa has come to visit, and he’s got plenty of stories and activities for the little ones with big imaginations.

”This special presentation of The Story Tram is over two hours and includes a small Christmas meal, activities, stories, and a chance to see Santa himself.”

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The ‘ Story Tram’ will operate on December, 18 – availability is limited for the event.

The Tramway’s covid secure policy will remain in place in all trams and at all stations.

This includes limited seating on trams, hand sanitisers at all entrance and exits and socially distanced queue systems.

Face masks are required in all indoor areas and on trams.

For more information, visit Seaton Tramway here.

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