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Dartmoor Railway

Okehampton Railway Station Station Road | Okehampton Station, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EJ, England
+44 1837 55164
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Brilliant train ride to 'North Pole' departing from Okehampton Railway station. A 2 hour steam... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jaimie353
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Devonport, United Kingdom
What a disappointment!!

Arrived at the location and the car parking was great, but that was the best thing about it! The... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
SomersetTake1
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somerset
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Okehampton Railway Station Station Road | Okehampton Station, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 1EJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant train ride to 'North Pole' departing from Okehampton Railway station. A 2 hour steam train trip full of Christmas fun for children and adults alike. Continual entertainment throughout the whole journey, visits from Polar Bear, Father Christmas, his elf and the 'Station Master.'

Thank Jaimie353
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the location and the car parking was great, but that was the best thing about it! The train ride, wasnt even a train ride. Went a short way then stopped! Was completely pointless. The staff were all something else and I'm convinced they...More

Thank SomersetTake1
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Average, expensive for what it is. Your 2hr experience includes queuing to get in, some blokes reading a book on stage on the station, a couple of girls singing out of tune then around a 45 minute train journey which was ok. Kids enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Booked this as a surprise for our 6 yr old daughter. It was OK but not worth the £70 we paid for 3 of us. Entertainment was OK apart from annoying put on American accents! The story is a bit naff. Tried to buy the...More

Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Please do not make the same mistake as we did and pay over the odds for a 45 min train ride. It has nothing to do with the film anymore and obviously they have not made much effort to advertise this fact. Even when you...More

Thank becknels
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Having been on the polar express version 2 years ago, my children and I were really looking forward to this, but it was a huge let down. The lead character on our carriage tried hard, and was the one positive about it. I had recommended...More

Thank Caoimhe O
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Last year we did the polar express here, and it was excellent but this year for the train to Christmas town it was below par to say the least and we feel incredibly let down seeing as they still charged the same high prices as...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We went on the train to Christmas Town on the 16 of December 2017, absolutely fantastic we took our three grandchildren and their parents, we all enjoyed the performance from all the actors the Tom Hanks look alike was brilliant, Father Christmas really jolly funny...More

Thank Caz912
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience we had today on The Train to Christmas Town. We sat in coach E. The entertainment was brilliant had everyone up singing & dancing

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We book this as a surprise for our 2 boys aged 6 and 9. It was completely underwhelming and nothing like the story. The actors were okay but got on my nerves little. Definitely not worth the money and would not recommend this to anyone...More

Thank Sara S
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lmbull
4 October 2017|
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Response from David T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe short staffed out of season, try emailing. I would not expect problems as I have always found them very reliable.
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maureenweston1956
29 December 2016|
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Response from _philsmithelc26 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, unsure myself sorry not much help. Try calling them on 01837 52762. Hope this helps.
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