Sunday, 18 December 2011

JYC Day 18 - Santa Train

I can't believe I actually managed to keep my Pre-Christmas Surprise under wraps right up until we pulled into the carpark at the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway!

It was an early start - we left at 8am ..... ON A SUNDAY!!! No snow, sadly, but we did have a lot of frost to remove from the car before we could set off.

But as the sun started coming up, the sky turned a beautiful pink .....

The boys didn't even guess when they found out we were going with the Hawkins and the Kings - I was sure one of the kids would have mentioned it over the past couple of weeks.

We arrived at Hythe station just in time to catch The Santa Train - it was a bit drafty, but great fun .... all the way to Dungeness.

Just as we arrived, another train pulled in on the track beside us ... HERE COMES SANTA!

After a brief trip round the railway museum, it was our turn to go and see the big man - through the grotto ....

and into Santa's workshop. James told Santa he wanted a Skateboard for Christmas, and Joe a Nintendo PS3D, pressies, then photoshoot time - even Mummy got in on this one ;-)

Then it was off to the cafe for refreshments - a food goody bag for the kids, and sausage rolls, mince pies and mulled wine for the adults ... YUMM!

After a little bit of soapy snow (Joe learnt the hard way that you can't catch artificial snowflakes on your tongue as they taste gross!), it was back on the train, waves to Santa and back to Hythe.

1 comment:

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

What a fun thing to do!