Bring the little ones along for a ride on Babbacombe Cliff Railway this year and visit the Station down at Oddicombe Beach where they can write their letter to Father Christmas. With elves, a singing polar bear and plenty of festive spirit this lovely event is something a little bit different from what’s on offer elsewhere in the bay.
Both stations and the carriages will be decorated, sparkling and ready for lots of Christmas cheer and the Top Station will once again feature the spectacular Cliff Railway Sleigh and Reindeer, ideal for some very festive photo opportunities before travelling down to the beach.
On arrival at the bottom the children will have a chance to write and post their letter Santa with plenty of help. There will be mulled wine and mince pies for accompanying adults and some special little gifts for the children to take home. The event is being run with the much appreciated support of the Friends of Babbacombe Cliff Railway and the St Marychurch branch of Sainsbury’s.
This special event in the run up to Christmas will run on the three Sundays in the December, the 7th, 14th and 21st from 11am to 3pm. Tickets are just £2.50 per child and the normal £2 return price per adult. The Cliff Railway team look forward to seeing you soon. Oh, and don’t forget your camera for some pictures of the children with the wonderful sleigh.
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Sunday 7th December saw the first of our 3 Sundays in December where we ran our “Sparkle On Sunday” Event.
There was an overwhelming response and over 60 children visited us, writing letters to Father Christmas, singing along with our Polar Bear and feeding the reindeer, not to mention having their photo taken in the Sleigh. Accompanying adults also enjoyed the odd mince pie and drink of mulled wine. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying themselves and having fun. The presents for the children as they left also went down very well!
Anyone who missed out on this popular event, please do not worry as it is also running on Sunday 14th and Sunday 21st December from 11am-3pm. Everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome from the Elves!.
We were pleasantly surprised that the major recabling work we had completed recently was finished in a mere 3 days!
Lewis and the team from “Rope & Tackle” did a great job. Rope & Tackle work on cranes, lifeboats on cruise liners, ferries, lifts and railways like ours and their expertise was immediately evident from the moment they arrived at the Babbacombe Cliff Railway on their first day.
The recabling involved the removal of existing cables and the attachment of 2500 metres of 19mm cable and 250 metres of 9.55mm cable, complete with new anchor bolts fitted to each car.
Please see to follow photos of the cable used and Lewis completing some of the necessary works.
Remember that Monday 3rd November onwards marks the start of our Winter Opening at the Babbacombe Cliff Railway. Sadly we will no longer be open from Monday to Friday since we will be commencing our programme of additional maintenance works. However the good news is that we will still be open at Weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays we will open from 10am and the last carriage of the day will be at 15:55. We look forward to your next visit.
Look out for full details of our “Hallowe’en Horror Hole” in our “What’s On” Section. Running on Friday 31st October and Saturday 1st November whilst stocks last, it is an event not to be missed!