We had hoped to run our Santa Specials for 2020 on the following dates:
- Saturday 5th December and Sunday 6th December;
- Saturday 12th December and Sunday 13th December;
- Saturday 19th December and Sunday 20th December; and
- Thursday 24th December.
Sadly, we have had to decide that we will not be able to run these trains. We have explored all the various possible options, and have concluded that we could not run them while maintaining a safe level of social distancing.
In addition to the practicalities involved, we are conscious that we have developed a great experience over the years, which has proved very popular. We feel that it would be wrong to present a “lesser experience” than normal, which could disappoint our child visitors, and this has also been a factor in our decision to cancel.
Santa has sent us this message. “I am sorry I cannot come to Middleton Railway this year, but I am looking forward to visiting once again in 2021. Don’t worry about Christmas – I can still visit everyone’s houses as usual!”.
We do hope to be able to run some trains during December, even though they will not be Santa specials. We are still working on the plans for these trains.
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