Winter Service at Seaton Tramway
Published: 26th Nov
This December trams will journey through the Axe Valley for this special winter service, running every 30 minutes between Seaton and Colyton. From 10am Saturday 5th Yellow tram service will run every weekend in December and daily between 21st - 24th. Enjoy a Christmas menu at Tramstop Café including mulled wine and mince pies!
What better way to explore the Jurassic Coast at Seaton as well as the wintry scenes along the River Axe Estuary and Seaton Wetlands with all the amazing wildlife to be seen, including kingfishers, wildfowl, wading birds, and maybe even foxes and deer! If you fancy some fresh air after lockdown we will have saloons and open-top trams operating. You can purchase our Explorer ticket and get all-day travel on as many trams as you’d like.
Santa’s Elves will be present at Colyton Station entertaining visitors whilst on holiday from the North Pole. Activities suitable for all ages and abilities will be available. Just be careful of those elves!
In addition, why not experience the Valley by night and travel on one of our winter twilight services? Visitors can travel to Colyton by tram and experience the trip by moonlight! Is there a better way to see the local Christmas lights?
Twilight departures are 5th, 12th & 19th December, departing Seaton at 1800, 1900 & 2000. The last tram from Colyton is 2100.
Christmas meals can be included on the 1800 or 1900 trips and food will be enjoyed at Colyton Station before returning to Seaton. Or why not just grab a winter snack or drink. Meals must be prebooked and will not be available on arrival and subject to availability.
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 3, The Story Tram is a themed event with new stories and activities. 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 2 hours and includes a small Christmas meal, activities, stories, and a chance to see Santa himself! Departing 10:30 am 18th December, there is limited availability for this Covid-safe 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.
Our two gift shops will also be open on all our service days, during both day and evening. With an array of tram memorabilia, official THE POLAR EXPRESStm merchandise, and a vast selection of other gifts and products for both children and adults, it’s the perfect place to buy some extra special Christmas presents for loved ones. As always the shops are open for everyone, even if you haven’t been able to travel on the trams that day. A daily 30-minute service will also operate 27th December – 3rd January
Seaton Tramway is a registered charity with aim of conserving the Axe Valleys industrial heritage. It is important, now more than ever that support continues. Seaton Tramway relies on the revenue of ticket sales and generous donations to ensure its continuation. In 2020 the Tramway introduced its 24 Hour Live TRAMATHON appeal, which raised over £30’000 during lockdown. The Appeal is returning for 2021 and will see the Tramway go live whilst driving trams for a full 24 hours on 5th June. You can help support the appeal by texting TRAM to 70970 to give £5 or visit easydonate.org/TRAM.