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Seaton Tramway

Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
+44 1297 20375
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Magical

We were really impressed by the polar express. Both our kids loved it. The staff are really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
amos50
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Polar express

We took our grandchildren to the Seaton tramway to go on the polar express for Xmas it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
neilrobertamos
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newton abbot devon
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Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.The coastal resort of Seaton is now a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst the historic town of Colyton is described as "Devon's Most Rebellious Town" for its part in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.The company originated at the Lancaster Electrical Company of Barnet, which manufactured battery electric vehicles. In 1949 its owner, Claude Lane, indulged his hobby by building a miniature 15” gauge tram, which he ran at garden fetes. This portable system enjoyed temporary homes at St Leonard’s and Rhyl before evolving onto the 2’ gauge Eastbourne Tramway.Many of the present trams were built at Eastbourne, but by the mid 1960’s the tramway’s success was outgrowing the mile line. Claude therefore began to look for alternative locations. In late 1969, Claude purchased the Seaton to Colyton section after the branchline had been closed by Dr Beeching in 1966 and, after a mammoth relocation from Eastbourne, the first section was opened in 1980. Since then the tramway has developed into one of Devon’s best loved attractions.New trams have been added to the fleet and the buildings have been much improved in order to meet the needs of the thousands of enthusiastic people who visit each year.
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Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
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Riverside Depot Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NQ, England
+44 1297 20375
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really impressed by the polar express. Both our kids loved it. The staff are really friendly and go the extra mile to interact with the kids. One of the elves swiped mums hat, something I think our kids will always remember. I can’t...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grandchildren to the Seaton tramway to go on the polar express for Xmas it was fantastic from start to finish all the staff played brilliant parts and got into carachter I would thoroughly recommend this trip again well done Seaton tramway for...More

Thank neilrobertamos
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your ride aboard The Polar Express and thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tram is not to be missed if you are visiting Seaton. And even better in 2018 with the new station open.

Thank Kenneth G
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped on to see reviews and thought I would leave one for our trip on the Seaton Tramway Polar Express. Ignore negative reviews if you understand the film and have watched it, you will know that the gift you get from Santa is a bell...More

Thank kaunaz
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a fantastic write up, thank you, we really appreciate the time you took to tell us about your Polar Express experience. Entering into the spirit of Christmas and The Polar Express makes the whole event fun for you - and for us, we...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well booked family ticket which cost £90,very disappointed in the service. Booked polar express for 17th December 2017 6.15pm. Tram was very cramped, on the journey all way to north pole I had 1 of the conductors displaying pictures from book reading the story, the...More

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Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your comments are acknowledged.

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We live 2 hours away and didn't know what to expect but we weren't disappointed. The kids even liked the shuttle bus before we got there! (they are building a new state of the art terminal) All the staff were welcoming and played their part...More

Thank Evelynanna
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Merry Christmas from us all at Seaton Tramway to you and your family and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit aboard The Polar Express.

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Had a really great experience, wasn't sure what to expect, my 5 year old granddaughter loved every minute joining in the fun nd songs. All the staff were great playing the rolls of the characters from The Polar Express the only downside i found was...More

Thank angcouldrake
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are really pleased you enjoyed your first experience of The Polar Express and of course we take your feedback into consideration, in fact, a professional photo is something we are planning to incorporate for next year.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

From the tender age of 22 I have been enjoying the Seaton Tramway. Firstly with my boyfriend who then became my hubby. We then continued the tradition taking our young boys who are now fine strapping young-ish men with their girlfriends. So why do we...More

Thank EEDSussex
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

What a lovely write-up and thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate them. We look forward to welcoming you and your family in the future.

Reviewed 12 November 2017

I have rode the tramway on and off since 1974. For £10 a person I don't think that's bad value. If you get off at Colyford and explore you can have a nice few hour's out, Not much in Colyford but it is a small...More

Thank KevSara2015
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

You are quite correct, our brand new state of the art station is due to be opened on 30th March 2018.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

A gentle ride through the wetlands in one of a number of interesting trams to arrive at the historic town of Colyton. Colyton tram station has a fabulous café where the cream teas are to die for, You will probably need a doggy bag (supplied)

Thank Blackbird198
Seaton T, Di Moore, Office Assistant at Seaton Tramway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

You are making us hungry! We concur, the Tramstop café Devon cream tea's are delicious.

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campingmum99
22 August 2017|
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Response from Seaton T | Property representative |
Prams and Pushchairs are allowed on board our trams. If they can collapse they can be kept downstairs during travel. If they are required to stay up, they can board our accessible trams which usually run at least once an... More
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Dave C
12 March 2017|
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Response from Fabiano V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, copy this link on Google - Timetable & Events | Seaton Tramway, Devon and look on yellow timetable for this month Good Luck Fab.
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chris g
31 August 2016|
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Response from BarryPalmer | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering, the trams are 3/4 size and made especially for the narrow gauge; therefore are a little narrower than normal trams. All the seats are hard seated and access to the upstairs is a little... More
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