On 12/13 and 19/20 December, Yard Wood will be open from 10.00am – 4.00pm for everyone to enjoy and keep your eyes open as you might even bump into Father Christmas!
There will also be special ‘Postal Express’ trains running from 10.45 – 3.00pm where children will be able to post a picture they’ve drawn for Father Christmas in a special mailbox and then hop aboard the Postal Express. At the end of each day, Father Christmas will then look at all the pictures and choose three winners who will each receive a special present.
During the ‘Postal Express’ journey, visitors will see some beautiful sights and favourite Christmas characters as they head through the woodland and Exbury’s own woodland animals will all be dressed up in their woolly winter hats and scarves. Christmas music will be playing and passengers can sing along to seasonal favourites!
The tea rooms will also be getting in the festive spirit with an ‘Elf Workshop’ where children will be able to take an ‘Elfie Selfie’, make a Christmas bauble, enter a colouring competition and much, much more. Seasonal delights will be on the menu with mulled wine, mince pies and hot turkey rolls!
The charge for the train ride is £5 per person and will be a cash-only system. There is no pre-booking so make sure you arrive early and tickets will be issued on arrival for the next available train.