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Hallowe'en Express at South Devon Railway

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Our annual, scary Hallowe'en Express for families steams off into the gloom on the evening of Hallowe'en Night, Saturday 28th October. The train features a spooky night time run in the dark down the seven-mile route, complete with scary food and entertainment at Totnes.

The Hallowe'en Express leaves Bloodthirsty Buckfastleigh at 6.30pm, passing Scary Staverton, complete with ghosts on the platform en route, and arrives at Terrifying Totnes at 7.00pm. The Halloween Express leaves Totnes at 8.30pm, returning to Buckfastleigh at 9.00pm.

The wearing of scary Hallowe'en costumes and fancy dress by all attending is encouraged! Halloween themed music will also form part of the evening at both stations and on the train too.

On arrival at Totnes, families will be invited to take part in trick or treat games set up on the platform, plus there will be ghost stories in the station building before food is served as part of the all-in ticket. 

We will be serving up gruesome grub of Beastly Burgers and Horrid Hot Dogs, plus a Vile Vegetarian option at Totnes. 

All of the food is included in the ticket price and will be served by the wicked witches. 

There will be some other fun events too, including apple bopping, jelly dipping, a Jack o' Lanterns treasure hunt, and a pin the tail on the cat game, plus guess the weight of the pumpkin. A small fee will apply to some of the games and there’ll be a stall selling sweets, glow sticks and creepy crawlies for children.

Vlad’s ale bar and buffet are on board the train for the adults. 

We will be open for bookings for the Hallowe'en Express later this year.

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 (All day)
Short description: 
Scary! The special train leaves Bloodthirsty Buckfastleigh at 6.30pm. Booking essential.