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Abbey Line Santa’Grotto

December 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm


I wanted to update you on our forthcoming Community Engagement event scheduled for 7th December.

The Christmas event is still going ahead on the 7th at St Stephen Parish Centre. As advised by LNR, bus replacement services have been running on the RMT strike days and this will be the same on the event day, should the strike still be going ahead.

We will make attendees aware of this via our social media pages and direct email to those who have registered to attend.

Santa’s Abbey Line Grotto on Saturday 7th December 2019 9.30am – 1pm.
At the St Stephen Parish Centre (nearest station Bricket Wood)
Fun activities including Face Painting, Balloon modelling, Arts & Crafts, Mini ride on ‘steam’ Railway, handmade games, hot breakfast and refreshments by Watford North Scouts, Community Rail stalls, special photo booth to capture moments from the day, live music and the launch of this years’ Abbeyline Days Out Passport and Christmas in St Albans by Community Rail for a special prize.

Event Programme

9.30am – Event opens

Face painting, hot food provided by Watford North Scouts on sale, game activities by P. Templeman from Oaklands College, festive stalls open, balloon modeling with Random Mike, photo booth to capture your memories and rides on the mini railway by North London Society of Engineers.

Visit the Abbey Line CRP’s table to pick up your Christmas in St Albans by Community Rail bag. There’s lots of festive activities this Christmas in St Albans and we encourage you to travel down by train. Enjoy a 10% discount at both Verulamium museum & St Albans Museum + Gallery café and gift shops when you visit and show your train ticket. Christmas films in the museum start on 7th December, see the brochure for film listings.

Tell us about your visit to St Albans this Christmas via our survey and win a grand prize worth over £150 ! The survey is by invitation when you opt in and leave your details. The competition closes on 31st January 2020 with the winner announced within 14 days of the closing date.


10am – Grotto opens.   Music by Chasing Deer Band.  All activities stated above open throughout the event *

11am – Music by Chasing Deer Band

12.30pm –  Face painting Stall closes *

1pm –  Santa’s Abbey Line Grotto  Event Ends.


Travel to the event *: Nearest station is Bricket Wood station and the centre is a five minute walk. Please check our website, social media pages, National Rail and London North Western Railway websites for any changes in train services that weekend as train times or services may change.
Courtesy of London North Western you can travel all day on the Abbey Line with your train ticket so why not have a look at the list of activities going on locally at

Price: Entry to the event grounds is free. A train ticket valid for 7th December 2019 will be needed for entry to the grotto. As under 5’s travel free they will be covered by the adult’s ticket. A nominal fee of £3 per child is payable if guests do not have a train ticket. Please note a nominal fee will apply for some activities.

Event information and FAQ – Please read carefully

  • There is no parking at the centre for the event so Please travel by train. Kids under 5 travel free with every full paying adult. Tickets can be purchased via, and at your local station ticket vending machines.
  • The event is all based at the St Stephen Parish Centre Bricket Wood. A five minute walk from Bricket Wood Station. There will be no festive activities or decorations on the Abbey Line train service.
  • Sorry only guide dogs will be allowed at the Event Ground.
  • For any queries please email



Edna Woname


Partnership Development Officer

Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership

Telephone : 01923 278214

Mobile : 07534 484 964

Website :



December 7, 2019
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Community Rail Partnership


Parish Centre
Station Road
Bricket Wood, AL2 3PJ
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