Get ready for Easter by booking your place on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway trip, with free Easter chocolate for everyone that goes along – but you must find it in the Easter Egg hunt! Everyone who goes along on the 30th and 31st March 2013 will get to enjoy a fascinating trip on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway starting at Porthmadog, with the chance to look for chocolate left behind by the Easter bunny! This is a perfect activity for anyone staying at a Snowdonia Holiday Park, like West Point!
The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway was one of the greatest advancements of Wales’ industrial history, opened in 1922. Now in 2013, you can experienced a ride in one of the most important and fascinating facilities in Wales. Restored carriages on the train date from the Narrow Gauge Railway of a century ago, of which the Welsh Highland Railway acts as its successor. As you leave Porthmadog, keep your eyes peeled for the mountains where slate was quarried and brought down to the coast on the small railways. Around three quarters of a mile to Pen Y Mount, you’ll here get the chance to have an explore and look for the Easter bunnies chocolates! Stretch your legs before heading back!
From Pen y Mount, the train goes to the award-winning Heritage Centre and Engine Sheds at Gelert’s Farm. Here you will learn more about quarrying, the railways role and the narrow gauge railways. There will be time to enjoy the Miniature Railway, which allows children of all ages and adults to travel through the woods, across the river and through a tunnel!
You should leave at least an hour for your trip, but can stay as long as you like as tickets are valid all day. The Russell Tea Room will welcome you for lunch or afternoon tea and the Gift shop means you can get something to remember this great day!
For those after an Easter break, or enjoying one in a Snowdonia Holiday Park, this activity can be the perfect way to spend an afternoon during the Easter holidays.