If you go down to the woods.....

You’re sure of a big surprise if you come along to the South Devon Railway this Friday, 31st May – as long as you bring your teddy bear with you!

That’s because teddy bears (and their owners and their owners’ mums and dads) are being treated to a special Teddy Bears’ Picnic train between Buckfastleigh, Totnes and back with lots of fun and plenty to keep even the fussiest teddy bear entertained!

The special steam train leaves Buckfastleigh at 1pm on Friday and every child who brings their teddy bear with them will receive a tasty free lunch box to eat on the train, while adults will be able to enjoy a free hot drink.

The train ride to Totnes takes about half an hour and, upon arrival, all travellers (human and bear) are invited to cross the line over to the award winning Totnes Rare Breeds Farm and its wonderful collection of friendly animals and birds. Here, a special Bear Hunt has been laid on. Teddy bears have been hidden all over the site and each one is waiting to be discovered!

Later the train will take bears, children and adults back to Buckfastleigh, along the scenic seven mile branch that hugs the River Dart for virtually the whole of the line’s length. At Buckfastleigh station, there is a riverside walk, play area, museum, shop, refreshment rooms and plenty to see. The viewing gallery to the engineering workshops will be open, where historic steam locomotives can be seen being restored and rebuilt. Dartmoor Otters & Buckfast Butterflies is also open, where visitors can see tropical butterflies in natural surroundings and even meet otters from all over the world.

Tickets cost £30 for one adult and one child and £15 for every additional adult and child together and include lunch box, train ride and entry to the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm.

 

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29th May 2013 


 

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