Way back in the Summer, we visited the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway in Ludborough and had a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours, details of which can be found here. Whilst in the gift shop I noticed an advert for ‘Santa Specials’ which operated over two weekends in December and so later that night, with the Mudlets tucked up in bed, I did some investigations via Google. For £8 per person, you get a ride on the train with Santa and his helpers and a quality gift and after some review reading, we chose which day we wanted to go and what time and sent off the booking form. Continue reading
Bank Holiday Monday marked the end of Muds’ week off and we had one last trip planned for the Mudlets. Having already visited an air museum and a road transport museum, this time we decided to visit the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway at Ludborough and have a ride in a carriage pulled by a steam train. Both girls were really looking forward to this particular outing, as they love trains. Middle Mudlet had actually driven a train (albeit a diesel engine) a few years ago, when we went on a rail tour run by the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society which operates on the railtracks that circumnavigate the Tata Steelworks in Scunthorpe. The engine driver did have to put a wooden box in the cab for her to stand on because being only 6 years old at the time, she wasn’t tall enough to see out of the window but, nonetheless, she drove the engine 50 foot in reverse and then back again and this was and probably still is, one of the best experiences of her young life, cementing her love of trains.