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Traditional Family Christmas Events

15th Dec 2018 10:00 - 16th Dec 2018


Send your letter to Father Christmas by train on our Postal Express!

Discover the magic of winter at Exbury Gardens this year. Our traditional-style celebration hopes to bring families together with carol signing, festive crafts and exclusive access to our magical gardens during Winter.

Not forgetting the very special Postal Express train that is exclusive to our miniature steam railway! Children are invited to write their wishlist in our restaurant using glitter, cotton wool and a whole-host of crafty bits. Families will then hop on-board the Postal Express and take a our festive route through the gardens with fairy lights, tinsel and a little sprinkling of magic. See if you can spot Father Christmas through the trees organising his elves and reindeer! At the end of the journey, children can then post their letter directly to the North Pole with the help of Head Elf Milseltoe and some festive singing.

We welcome all families and can accomodate wheelchairs on our trains. Just let us know if you need any additional assistance and we will do our best to make sure your day is enjoyable.

Train times: 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00

Mr Eddy's restaurant will be selling a selection of seasonal treats, such as:

  • Homemade stolen
  • Spicy Parsnip soup with chunky bread
  • Christmas cake muffins
  • Panko breaded Turkey in a brioche bun with cranberry, sprout slaw, fries and dressings
  • Gingerbread men
  • Lamb or Beef Scotch pie with chunky chips
  • Mince pies
  • Roasted winter vegetable and chestnut scotch pie with chunky chips
  • Sandwiches and baguettes with seasonal fillings 
£6 per person.
No need to book, just turn up on the day!

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‘What could be better on a trip down to the New Forest than a walk in a beautiful garden, a ride on a steam train (which my grandson adored!) and a chance to see the Beaulieu river close up? A memorable day out and a gem of a place’

Rob Gregory, Oxford

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