Staff and volunteers at Didcot Railway Centre are preparing for Father Christmas' arrival.

On weekends from December 5 – 20 plus Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 visitors will be able to meet Father Christmas.

He will be on a special train full of presents and will have a gift for every child, helpers to entertain the family and has arranged a second steam train to take visitors on a festive journey, ready to explore the rest of the 21-acre living museum.

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Seasonal refreshments will be on offer including mince pies and mulled wine/non-alcoholic punch which will be served to adults, while for children there will be gingerbread and hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Visitors can explore the original 1932 GWR Engine Shed. Here they can see more restored locomotives, access the footplate of some engines and meet Eddie the Engine Driver who will be telling festive tales of the railways at Christmas time.