- Sat, 18 Jun 2016, All Day
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IRO Midlands – A trip to the seaside and meet Fireman Sam!
Saturday 18th June 2016
Our Family day out this year is by steam train to Minehead on the West Somerset Railway. At 22 miles long, the railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage. The surrounding countryside is as varied as it is beautiful. The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster’s imposing Castle and Minehead’s seaside charm are all waiting to be discovered.
|Depart Birmingham New Street||08:12||CrossCountry Trains|
|Bus link direct to Bishops Lydeard station|
|Depart Bishops Lydeard||11:05||Steam train|
|Tour of Loco shed||Adults only|
|Or meet Fireman Sam||Children and adults welcome|
|Choice of Trains back from Minehead||14:25, 15:25, 16:20, (also 17:15 diesel)|
|Half hourly bus link direct to Taunton station|
|Choice of Train back from Taunton||17:50, 18:50, 19:17, 19:51|
We are in the process of trying to source complimentary travel for whose of you without travel facilities and will update this post as soon as we have any more information, in the meantime please let Gary know on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join and whether you would require travel or not.
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