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Special Events 2018



September 29 & 30 Autumn Gala
The chance to see not one but two L&B engines (LYD and LYN) on their home line hauling appropriate L&B carriages side by side for the first time in 93 years! So not something you will see every day. Plus ISAAC and AXEin steam, marquee attractions, real ale, and much more.

October 13 & 14: Half for the Hospice
The weekend when we support a local charity. This year we donate half of our ticket sales revenue to Barnstaple's North Devon Hospice
November 11: Remembrance Sunday
When the railway honours the sacrifices of the fallen of past wars with a service of remembrance including a two-minute silence at 11am. This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and will be the last time for a while that Axe will be available as it will shortly be withdrawn to undergo it's 10 year service.

Axe's dedication plate

December 8, 9, 15, 16, 21 - 24: Santa Specials
Every child wants to see Santa at Christmas but busy shops with long queues and hour-long waits to see Santa can quickly drain your Christmas cheer. So come to Woody Bay, were you can enjoy FREE parking and meet Santa where you can get into the real Christmas spirit and enjoy a truly magical experience. Please see leaflet or website for more details.

December 29, 30, 3I - January I: Mince Pie Specials
Had enough of too much television and being being stuck indoors over the festive period? Come to Woody Bay and blow the cobwebs away. Always plenty of seats available on our Mince Pie Specials so no need to book - just turn up.  A real coal fire awaits you. Enjoy a relaxing trip back in time in our vintage railway carriages behind one of our beautifully restored steam engines, over glorious Exmoor.  Every passenger receives a mince pie with our compliments.


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