In early October we ran a Prize Draw for a Family Ticket on the excellent Epping Ongar Railway’s Halloween Train. When winner Donna told her daughter that they’d won tickets the little girl was ‘bouncing off the walls’ and wanting to go there and then. Well, here are a few words from Donna, and some pictures, after the trip:
“We just had a great evening on the Epping Ongar Halloween steam train.
We got the heritage bus from Epping which our daughter loved. It was all decorated inside and the conductor was possibly one of the friendliest people I have met. We arrived at Ongar station to people dressed up entertaining everyone, apple bobbing, hot and cold drinks and sweets galore.
The station had been decorated brilliantly. The train ride itself was great. The lights went out and there were ghosts and monsters etc on the track. Entertainers (magicians, people jumping at you, balloon modelling) came through the carriage, and on the way back my daughter was given a goody bag with more treats and toys inside which she loved. She also has a few balloon models, but the tiny little pumpkin one is her favourite.
It really was great fun and will definitely go next year.”
Find out more about the Epping Ongar Railway here.