2020 at Seaton Tramway
Published: 15th Jan
Our website is now fully updated with 2020 dates & timetables.
Visitor favourites have returned with a few new events & experiences
for Seaton Tramway's 50th Year!
Great family days out return to Seaton Tramway starting from February half term. Looking for a great day out experiencing heritage travel, or for fun and fantastic things for the kids this year? Seaton Tramway are celebrating their 50th year with an exciting array of events and experiences, old and new.
2020 sees the return of our Branch Line Tours hosted by celebrity and Antiques Roadshow expert, Paul Atterbury. Events and music include the original Brotherhood of Man, in May and ABBA Tribute in July to Seaton Station along with a special performance during our GALA WEEKEND in August.
The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Seaton Tramway on the 15th of January for 3 months. Featuring 100 exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase of the very best in nature photography.
April welcomes the return of ‘The Fairy Special’ – a Fairy Tram Ride for all to enjoy! Embark on a spellbinding trip as the Fairy Godmother takes you on a magical journey to the ‘Fairy Kingdom’. 'The Dinosaur Tram Adventure’ is another exciting return to the Tramway. Families and children are sure to enjoy this adventure-filled interactive tram ride with music, stories, fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station! Help Professor Percival the Palaeontologist uncover some secrets and fulfil a mission to make contact with some forgotten species. 'The Pirate Tram’, where ye olde “Seaton Pearl” sets sail on her voyage following the Axe Estuary in search of some “booty” at Shipwreck Cove! Shiver me timbers and all aboard for a swashbuckling time with Captain Nick, arrrgh!
Experiences include Driver's Eye, Tram Driving Lessons, Birdwatching Trams, Photography Trams and our Riverside Depot Tours. Experience what it's like to drive a tram and be a tram driver. Or take and exclusive trip through the Axe Valley with an expert Birdwatcher or Photographer! You could also find out how we operate behind the scenes, with one of Riverside Depot tours.
The Polar Express™ is once again coming to Seaton Tramway on selected dates in November & December! Families will enjoy the magical tram ride to Santa’s home at the North Pole in one of the specially decorated single deck tramcars. Listen to and sing along with all the songs, be served hot chocolate and cookies by the dancing chefs and meet Santa and his happy bunch of elves. Each child will receive a special gift from Santa and you're welcome to wear your pyjamas on board just like the movie! This event is very popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
New events, made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, include the Wild Art Workshops, Creative Writing Workshops, and the popular Story Tram.
The 2020 opening times are:
29th February - 22nd March
28th March - 1st November
Seaton Tramway have organised a fantastic line up of events this year including a programme of evening entertainment.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition --Click here for more information
Picture This: Creative Writing Workshops – Click here for more information NEW FOR 2020
Wild Art Workshop – Click here for more information - NEW FOR 2020
The Story Tram – Click here for more information NEW FOR 2020
The Fairy Special – Click here for more information
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure – Click here for more information
The Pirate Tram! – Click here for more information
Halloween at Seaton Tramway – Click here for more information
The Polar Express™ Tram Ride – Click here for more information
Brotherhood of Man - Click here for more information
The original Eurovision line up of Nicky Stevens, Sandra Stevens, Martin Lee and Lee Sheridan perform at Seaton Tramway. The Eurovision winners have continued to tour the world as one of only 5 UK Eurovision winners!
ABBA Tribute “Take a Chance On Us” - Click here for more information
“TAKE A CHANCE ON US!” is a fantastic show containing the finest musicians, stunning live vocals and amazing harmonies. The show has professional voiceovers, costume changes, choreographed dance routines, encourages audience participation and of course includes all the well know and favourite Abba Hits!!
29th August - GALA WEEKEND
EDWIN STARR BAND’ - Click here for more information
Please see our website or give us a call for further information on prices, dates and times.
Days & Experiences
Join us for a ride through two beautiful nature reserves on our ‘Bird Hide On Wheels’. Or, if you’ve never driven a tram? Well, now’s your chance! Why not try your hand at a ‘Driver’s Eye Experience’ or one of our ‘Tram Driving Lesson’ packages starting from as little as £50 per person.
And don’t forget on most Fridays we offer a buy one adult explorer ticket and get one half price when booked online, as well as offering £1.00 off per Explorer fare ticket when you book online at least 24 hours in advance!
Driver's Eye Experience - Click here for more information
Get a taste of what it’s like to drive one of our trams.
Birdwatching Trips - Click here for more information
Join our Birdwatching guide on top our “Bird Hide on Wheels”
Wildlife & Landscape Photography Trams – Click here for more information
Get a vantage point like no other atop one of our trams to capture that perfect picture.
Riverside Depot Tours - Click here for more information
Visit our Riverside Depot and take a tour with one of our tram drivers as guide!
Branch Line Tour: with Paul Atterbury - Click here for more information RETURNING FOR 2020
Take this two-hour journey along the former branch line to Colyton, with antiques Roadshow Expert Paul Atterbury
Tram Driving Lessons - Click here for more information
Complete up to 30 miles of Driving on one of our Half or Full day courses.
Mother’s Day - Click here for more information and Terms & Conditions
Mums travel free!
Father's Day - Click here for more information and Terms & Conditions
Dads Travel Free!
Lots of activities & events during the Easter period
New Year's Day - Click here for more information and Terms & Conditions
Join us on New Year's Day for a free glass of bubbly or squash for the little ones!
For full prices and times, please click on the relevant links on this page or check our website. For more information email us [email protected] or call us 01297 20375.