31 Jul Halloween Steam and Scream
Halloween Steam and Scream
Get ready for Halloween with our ‘Steam and Scream’ event on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October. Join the ‘Spooky Special’ train at Broadway, Toddington or Cheltenham Race Course Station and get in the mood with a special Halloween quiz on the train. But hold on tight – you never know what might happen as you make your way through the haunted Greet Tunnel on the approach to Winchcombe from Cheltenham!
Winchcombe Station is the focus for this spooktastic event. Watch out for the ‘Wicked Witch of Winchcombe’ on the platform, and beware of the phantom train rushing through the station as you listen to a ghost story in the Haunted Waiting Room. You can also try your hand at finding the 16 pictures of ghosts hidden around the station.
Why not come dressed for the occasion? Wear your scariest Halloween outfit and you will have the chance to win a small prize for the Best Halloween Costume on each train. When you arrive at Winchcombe Station, go to the red telephone box to meet the judge.
Don’t forget to visit our free indoor Halloween craft activity centre too. You can make your own Halloween mask, hairy spiders and bat clips, or try our popular temporary tattoo stickers and make a spooky jigsaw. There will also be Halloween cards to make and take home, plus stencils and puzzles to keep you busy until it’s time for your next train journey.
Before you leave, why not try the Halloween themed snacks in the 1950s style Coffee Pot Café? Also at Winchcombe this year the GWSR Griddle will be located at the station. Burgers, bacon baps, etc will be available to be purchased there both days from 10.00am to about 2.30pm.