If you or anyone in your family loves trains, why not take a trip to Brecon Mountain Railway this Easter?

As you travel behind a vintage steam locomotive in one of its all-weather observation coaches, you can admire the beautiful scenic views of the Welsh countryside that the Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer during this 8-mile journey.

After departing from the main station at Pant, the locomotive travels past Pontsticill station where it then runs alongside the Taf Fechan reservoir with its stunning views to Dolygaer before returning to Pontsticill, where you can visit the Easter Bunny. At Pontsticill, children are invited to help the Easter Bunny find all the hidden eggs, and if you complete the task, children receive a little gift and there is a special prize for the finder of the ‘Golden Egg’!

Once you’re done looking for eggs at PontsticillStation, you can visit the lakeside café, play area or just take in the breath-taking views. There are plenty of leisurely walks around the reservoir, which you can take your time and enjoy by returning on a later train.

On your return to Pant station, you can visit the train workshop where you find old steam locomotives being restored and new ones being built. And if you want a memento or keepsake of your day make sure you pop into the gift shop, where you’ll find lots of treats for all ages.

Finally, enjoy some light refreshments within the licensed tearooms – a perfect end to the day. Easter Egg Hunts are on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd of April, at 10.30, 12.15, 2.00 and 3.45.

Brecon Mountain Railway has facilities for disabled passengers, including ramps, toilets and a carriage designed to accommodate wheelchairs. All dogs are welcome to join you on the train for a small charge.

They additionally offer reduced fares for large groups and school parties, perfect for special events and children’s birthday parties.

If you haven’t been before then why not come and enjoy the sights and sounds of days gone by, located just off the heads of the valley road, about three miles north of Merthyr Tydfil.

Follow the mountain railway signs from the A470 and A465. There is plenty of free car parking adjacent to the Pant station.


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