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We took the steam railway to see Santa!

We had a fabulous morning here on 21 December. We took a leisurely steam train ride through... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
PackThePJs B
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
day trip

Nice bit of nostalgia and well worth a visit if you are on the island. Re living our youth by... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Paul D
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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Bringing to life the fascinating history of railways on the Isle of Wight, this Visit England accredited, award winning attraction is a true journey into nostalgia. Beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages provide a view of the...more
The Railway Station Station Road | Havenstreet, Wootton PO33 4DS, England
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

We had a fabulous morning here on 21 December. We took a leisurely steam train ride through beautiful countryside, while enjoying our complimentary drink and treat ... children (and adults) loved it. Then afterwards they went to see Santa, to make sure he understood what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

Nice bit of nostalgia and well worth a visit if you are on the island. Re living our youth by traveling on a steam train.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

There are steam railways scattered all over the British Isles, but what makes the Isle of Wight Steam Railway experience unique is the carriages. Most preserved lines have early British Rail coaches. This line has the original coaches which are over 100 years old and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Long years of restoration has been done to bring the steam train back to service. Staff are friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Volunteers who work hard mostly for nothing to make this a success. Worth every penny spent at the cafe, gift shop and the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Im not a train enthusiast by any stretch but i do like the occassional jaunt on a steam railway or as my train spotting pal calls them 'kettles'. We joined one of the last return trains of the day so sadly couldn't take full advantage...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We visited on 22nd December for a 3-course meal with carols and a ride on the steam train. The meal was wonderful - plentiful and exceeded expectations. The staff were organised, friendly and in complete control, I was impressed by the calm and tranquil atmosphere...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

It started badly and went down hill. Booked with hovertravel and travelled from southsea. Hovercraft was late so we missed our train at ryde (by seconds). One hour wait till next train to wootten. The wonderland wasnt that wonderous. Nearly 2 hours queing to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2018

Amazing trip on the steam railway with our grandchildren today. Brilliant organisation and value for money. The children loved the visit to the most wonderful Santa and lovely gift they were given. The price also included a mince pie and glass of mulled wine for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

Hello and thank you for your 5* review. We certainly aim to ensure all of our visitors enjoy a magical experience when visiting the Railway, particularly at Christmas time so I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your day. I hope you had a great Christmas...More

Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

We was visiting the island for a nice pre Christmas break and looking for Christmassy events and this one advertised sounded perfect a bustling Christmas market sounds perfect, we drove to Havenstreet parked up walked to the entrance to be told we can’t go to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2019

Hello, I'm sorry you were left disappointed after not being admitted to Havenstreet during our Santa Special event. We make every endeavour to ensure the policy regarding site only admission is clear on the website. The reason we restrict admission to ticket holders only is...More

Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Been coming here last few years with children but afraid this year will be our last due to the following points We booked to on 10.30 train as seemed like there was less people booked on service Got there around 9.30 ish only to find...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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IWSR, Manager at Isle of Wight Steam Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Hello Dave, Thank you for your review. While we try our very best to provide a magical experience for all of our visitors particularly at Christmas, our magic doesn't extend to controlling the weather. Our booking offices open shortly after 9.30 each morning, almost an...More

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I am sure I saw dogs there, I would ring to check would highly recommend it though
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Hi was there in the summer, so sorry can not help with Question, but it should be well worth the wait. If they have a suggestion box put your question down for them to read and they may well open a bit early,
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Take a rain coat or umbrella it’s England and research where you’re going I hope that was helpful