FOR 11 years it's been an attraction for Swindonians and visitors alike - and there's just a few weeks to say our final goodbyes.

The Hinton Manor steam engine, a very popular fixture at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet for more than a decade will steam off into the sunset on August 21.

But after one last selfie with the engine, fans will be able to welcome the Hinton Manor's predecessor and sister engine Ditcheat Manor.

This is all part of the Kemble Drive outlet centre's special Summer of Travel promotion.

Tina Cumpstey, Centre Manager at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon said:“We are delighted to be welcoming Ditcheat Manor to McArthurGlen Swindon after saying a fond farewell to our much-loved steam train, Hinton Manor.

“The centre is well known for its association with the Great Western Railway and the 21st August is set to be a memorable day in our 2018 calendar.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the delight on our guests’ faces as they visit the new train and participate in the centre’s activities throughout the summer.”

Ahead of the much-loved Hinton Manor's departure, children and adults alike visiting the centre will be invited to draw Hinton Manor and enter their work into an art competition

The grand prize up for grabs is a family ticket to Longleat for up to five people as well as a £100 Longleat gift card to spend during their trip.

Additionally, a winner will be chosen from each of the four age categories to win a Hornby model train and family entry tickets to STEAM.

Everyone who enters the competition will receive a voucher where kids can visit STEAM, Museum of The Great Western Railway, for just £1.

As part of the Summer of Travel event there will also be a food festival on the first and second of September, with a variety of delicious dishes on offer.

Celebrity chef, Sophie Grigson, will be hosting demonstrations of how to create culinary delights utilising local ingredients and harvest flavours as the season begins to change.

There will also be a mini Cotswold hare trail for younger children over the holidays from August 6 until September 2.

Eight mini hares will be dotted around the centre for children to find, they could win free family entry to Cotswold Wildlife Park.

STEAM is also hosting activities throughout the summer holidays, including arts and crafts sessions. See the museum's website at for full details