Anyone wanting to beat being stuck indoors on the sofa watching television after maybe eating too much food on Christmas Day can still make merry by jumping on to a steam train to enjoy some stunning Devon scenery, plus a seasonal mince pie or two, at the South Devon Railway.
We are running our Mince Pie special steam trains over seven days from Thursday 27th December to Bank Holiday Tuesday, 1st January 2019 inclusive to welcome the New Year in style. We’ll also be running on Boxing Day.
There will be three trains every day and plenty of seats will be available so you don’t have to book.
The trains provide a relaxing trip back in time down the glorious valley of the River Dart with great unimpaired views now that the leaves have fallen. There is a brief stop at Staverton, where you can alight and take a leisurely stroll the riverside walk, or continue on to Totnes Riverside for a short walk to Totnes town, or come straight back with us. You can also start your journey from Totnes Riverside and make the return journey to Buckfastleigh.
There’s free parking in our large car park at Buckfastleigh. In addition to the on train buffet car where you can get hot or cold drinks, you can find more substantial snacks in the Buckfastleigh Refreshment Rooms (not Boxing Day) From there you can visit our well stocked gift and model railway shop (not Boxing Day) which also offers a range of unusual gifts, books, videos and plenty for Thomas the Tank Engine enthusiasts.