Santa Express 2020 Update
Following on from the recent Government announcements we have sadly taken the decision not to run the Santa Express this year. We know that many of you will be disappointed but having looked at what we could offer and what the current government guidelines are, we do not believe that we can run it in a way that gives you the experience that you have come to enjoy whilst keeping everyone safe from the risks of Covid-19. We hope that you understand our decision.
This means that unfortunately we have not managed to have any events this year and our gardens have remained closed for the whole season.
During these times though when we have not been able to open, we have been doing a tremendous amount of work on the Barnards Miniature Railway, we have also been removing trees, planting trees, planting bulbs and landscaping the garden getting it ready for you to come and see in 2021.
We continue to monitor the government guidelines and are trying to ensure that we are ready to open in 2021. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and our websites as we will be posting any updates on those pages, with regards to our expectations for 2021 early in the new year.
Thank you for staying home and helping to save lives.
We look forward to seeing you next year.
Since this Covid-19 Pandemic started we have been closely watching the Governments advice, reading their guidelines and watching what has been going on in other nations. Sadly, we have now taken the tough decision to confirm that there will be no garden open days for the rest of the season. The gardens will remain closed for the remainder of 2020. We will continue to monitor and review the situation as we go through the winter months with a view of opening up again in 2021.
As we have previously said, those with Season Tickets that expire in 2020 should please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven’t already done so and we will extend them to expire in 2021 instead.
We are now focussing our attention on trying to work out if it is possible to put some events on at Christmas for the children in terms of the Santa Express. It would definitely not be the same as previous years because of Social Distancing but we are working through what could be achieved within the current guidelines and estimating where the guidelines might be by the time December comes. These thoughts are at a very early stage and will be constantly subject to change as new guidance and advice comes out. We would expect to be publishing something on Saturday 7th November. Please keep monitoring our website and our facebook pages for any further updates that we can provide.
We thank you for your understanding, for staying home and helping to save lives.