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Full Steam Ahead for Caravan Park's December Bookings

Full Steam Ahead for Caravan Park's December Bookings
Caravanners keen to take part in the Christmas festivities on the Severn Valley Railway and in Bridgnorth are booking their places early at a five star touring caravan park in East Shropshire.

Stanmore Hall Touring Park at Bridgnorth, which has seen a 15 per cent boost in business this year despite the recession, is looking forward to a bumper December thanks to the Christmas programme arranged by the popular railway, which celebrated its 40th birthday in May.

The programme includes Santa Steam Specials, which invite passengers to take an atmospheric steam train journey along the beautiful Severn Valley to visit Santa in his grotto at Arley from December 4-24.

There's also Santa Heralds from Kidderminster Station between December 21-23 when passengers can take a steam train to Highley with Santa.

To ensure that the whole family soaks up the festive spirit, the railway is running Christmas carol diesel evening trains on December 11 and 18. Passengers will embark at Kidderminster or Bewdley for a nostalgic journey to Bridgnorth with carol singing led by The New Dimensional Experience Choir at Arley Station.

For those who fancy blowing the cobwebs away after the Christmas festivities, the railway is running trains between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth from Boxing Day to January 3.

Bridgnorth is also hosting a Christmas street fair on December 5 with 85 traders selling a wide range of gifts, food and drink. In addition, Christmas illuminations for children are planned in town's Castle Gardens from December 9-12.

"With so much going on in and around Bridgnorth during December we are anticipating a busy month and we are advising caravanners to book eary to avoid disappointment," said Tracy Kilmartin, who manages the park with her husband, Mark.

"A lot of our visitors are attracted by the Severn Valley Railway and this year's Christmas train programme seems to be very popular with caravanners. For those keen to spend time Christmas shopping, the Merry Hill Shopping Centre is just 15 miles away."

Stanmore Hall is also ideally placed for tourist attractions, including the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Cosford Air Museum and Weston Park.

Set within 12.5 acres of wooded parkland, the park has 131 touring pitches where caravanners enjoy attractive lake views. The park is a prestigious affiliated site of The Caravan Club, which provides high quality services to one million caravan and motor caravan owners.

For more information about Stanmore Hall Touring Park visit or contact the park on Tel: 01746 761761.

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