Children visiting Stratford Park this month will be able to take a steam train to visit Santa.

The Santa Specials are returning to the park's miniature railway from1-4pm on Sunday, December 16.

Rides cost just 50p and each child will receive a wrapped gift.

The railway runs on the last Sunday of the month between April and October, with special services put on for Halloween and Christmas.

Despite no longer living in Stroud, Matthew Gray makes the journey every month to help run the railway.

"We get a lot of people coming to Stratford Park and we are very popular but we are still getting so many people saying they didn't know the railway was there," he said.