22 October 2016 - 30 October 2016

October Half Term

Half term at the Gwili Railway

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With the nights drawing in and the weather uncertain, it can be difficult to plan days out for half term. Here at the Gwili Railway we have something for all ages and all weather. Take a look at our half term programme.

Bronwydd Arms to Danycoed via Llwyfan Cerrig then back up to our new Abergwili Junction

At this heritage railway, the line runs alongside the village cricket pitch, farmland and then through a steep sided valley beside the picturesque Gwili River. With 4.8 miles length of track, the station buildings, vintage carriages, steam locomotives and diesel railcar give you an authentic taste of the golden age of the railways.

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Gwili line MAP

It's an ideal morning or afternoon stop off. Or come dine with us: enjoy elevenses or lunch either in The Victorian Tea Rooms or try our scrumptious Afternoon Strawberry Cream Tea on board the Bronwydd Belle our vintage dining car (Thursdays only).

Half Term Activities for children

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  • Visit the restored 1885 Signal Box and meet the Signalman who works the signals that guide the trains
  • See the scale model of Bronwydd Arms Station in the Victorian Tea Room
  • Pull the signals and ring the bells in the Museum
  • ms and see how it looked at the beginning of the last century when Bronwydd was just a hamlet
  • Have fun with the Thomas Play Table in the Victorian Tea Rooms
  • Meet Ben the steam locomotive who pulls the Miniature Railway (a ride is included in your ticket price - big kids can ride on too!)
  • Climb aboard a static steam locomotive undergoing restoration at Llwyfan Cerrig
  • Visit the Travelling Post Office and see how the mail was sorted when letters were delivered by train
  • See a restored Great Western Railway horse wagon used to carry horses during World War II, known by the volunteers as The War Horse Wagon
  • Look out for the London Midland Scottish (LMS) crane being restored by the volunteers
  • Play coites in the riverside Picnic Site (on a dry day)
  • Visit the Edwardian waiting room and ticket office and imagine you are waiting for a train in a country station 100 years ago
  • Don't forget to visit our souvenir shop where you can find pocket money toys, Thomas the Tank Engine and Peter's Railway books and a range of model railway kit as well as toys, gifts and second hand railway books

Scenic Explorer every during August plus Saturday September 2nd/28-29th October and Sunday 4/5th November

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The Scenic Explorer will be taking to the line to give our steam locomotives some much needed R&R. They will be going out of service to prepare for our Santa Specials in December. Find out more.

Standard fares apply. Click here to find out more.

Afternoon Strawberry Cream Tea on the Bronwydd Belle

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Enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea treat with freshly baked scones, Welsh butter, local preserves and lashings of clotted cream. Booking essential. Phone 01267 238213. Find out more.

Murder Mystery Night, Saturday 28th October - Now fully booked

Why we're one of Carmarthenshire's top attractions

We're a unique tourist attraction in Carmarthenshire, run mainly by volunteers. Here you can enjoy a nostalgic return to a gentler era.

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Dog friendly days out

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Dogs are very welcome at the Railway and can travel standard class for just £1. NB Only service dogs are allowed in the dining car.

Wheelchair friendly

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Photo courtesy of Disabled Holiday Information.

Our trains are accessible for wheelchair users. There is a full report on accessibility from Disabled Holiday Information who visited us in 2014 to do a review. Read it now.

Open from 10am each day. Train tickets are valid all day. Come and pay us a visit this October half term. For standard running days, buy your tickets on the day but for cream teas pre-booking is essential.

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Find out more about fares

Visit the online shop to book tickets

Gwili Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen SA33 6HT

Passengers are carried subject to the Conditions of Carriage of the Company. Whilst every effort will be made to maintain the advertised services the Company does not guarantee that trains will depart or arrive at the times shown. For operational reasons it may be necessary to substitute a diesel locomotive for steam at short notice. In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to cancel services. The Company can accept no liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay that results from any changes to advertised services. Information correct at time of publishing.


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Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT. Tel (01267) 238213 (Mon-Fri-10am-4pm)