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Fathers’ Day treat on Llanfair line

Created on 06/06/2017 @ 11:10
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The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is joining in the celebrations for Fathers’ Day on June 18 by offering dads the chance to ride the line at child rate.

On that day fathers who travel on the popular mid-Wales steam railway with one or more of their children will pay only £4.50 return for each ticket, the standard fare for children aged 3-15 (as always, children under three travel free). This compares to the standard adult return fare of £13.50.

The offer applies to multiple generations – grandfather, father and child riding together will need only three £4.50 tickets. And if there is a great-grandfather in the party, he travels for free! He really deserves it.

Any dads that come along for the Fathers’ Day trip will also be offered a tour of the sheds at Llanfair, to see part of their collection of locomotives, carriages and wagons and projects in the woodworking shop. Unfortunately, children can’t be taken into the sheds.

The June 18 timetable features two return trips from Welshpool Raven Square, at 11.15am and 2.05pm, and three from Llanfair Caereinion at 10am, 1pm and 3.30pm.

“We expect the day to be busy, so dads wanting to take advantage of the offer are advised to guarantee their space by booking online at, where the child’s ticket is only £4,” said a spokesperson. “Dads should just book themselves a child’s ticket along with the tickets for their children.”

The railway is now operating five days a week – trains are running every day except Monday and Friday – more details are on the timetable page of

PICTURE (Steve Sedgwick/W&LLR): Two family members who won’t need to buy even discounted tickets for the Llanfair Line on 18th June are father-and-son footplate crew Tim and Dan Abbott!

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