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Sparkling Seaside Fun

Sunday 8 December was a busy day at Babbacombe Cliff Railway, with hoards of families visiting the Cliff Railway Christmas Den on Oddicombe Beach for crafts, pressies, story-telling, and lots of festive spirit (plus mulled wine and mince pies for the grown ups), all part of their special Christmas Sparkle event.

Babbacombe Cliff Railway elves - and a polar bear!

Marketing Manager Nicky Allen said “It was a lovely day.  The children really enjoyed themselves and we have had so many fantastic comments.” The event has been organised and run by Cliff Railway Administrator Sarah Foley and Nicky said “Sarah has done a wonderful job creating a really cosy Christmas den and filling it with activities.  There’s a fabulous festive feel to the place and there’s even music playing in the carriages as you travel down the cliff to the beach.  Sarah seems to have thought of everything and we’re delighted with how well it’s gone.”  The event is on for the next two Sundays, 15 and 22 December from 10.30am to 2.30pm and costs just £5.95 per child.  The price includes return travel for a child and an adult and all the activities in the Visitor Centre as well.  For more information and some pictures of what’s been going on visit www.facebook.com/babbcliffrail

No Santa’s Post Box at Babbacombe Cliff Railway for 2012

 Santa’s elves were hoping to be back at Babbacombe Cliff Railway with Santa’s Post Box this year for the first two weekends in December, as usual. Unfortunately however, they will be unable to run their special Santa’s Post Box event this year.

John Ayres, Chairman of the Cliff Railway Community Interest Company says, “There is some essential maintenance work that has to take place and this is the only time that we are able to do it. So, unfortunately, we have had to take the decision to cancel our Santa’s Post Box event for this year.”

John added “It is a shame not to have this event which always proves incredibly popular and brings visitors to the railway at a time when they probably wouldn’t visit us otherwise. However, the engineering works do have to take priority on this occasion. We have told Santa who has written to all the children who visited the elves last year so that they know all about it. We’ve also given them each a free ticket to come back and have a ride on the railway when we’re open again in February 2013.”

John is keen for people to spread the word about the cancelled event and asks that if people know of any families that were hoping to ride the railway and visit the elves this year, they let them know that the event won’t be happening.

For more information on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway, photo galleries, opening hours and other information visit www.babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk