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From: 1st Dec 2018
Jacob Price

Santa is busy preparing to meet you all and chat with the children to see if they have been good this year (we know you have kids!) and gift them all a lovely present. The round trip takes approximately one and a half hours, during which time all the family can experience the unique sights, sounds and smells that come with riding a wonderful steam train.

Once the Santa Specials train departs, each child in turn will be invited to visit Santa in his grotto (which is in a very special, decorated carriage of the train. Prepare to be enchanted!). While this is happening, Santas helpers will bring around festive offerings for everyone to eat and drink and during your journey an entertainer will pass through the train to add to your fun and enjoyment. There will also be colouring and activites for the children to do.

Only when Santa has seen every child will the train return to Cranmore Station.

ALL SANTA SPECIALS NEED TO BE PRE-BOOKED.

*PLEASE NOTE* YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOCATED A SPECIFIC SEAT OR CARRIAGE TO RIDE THE SANTA SPECIAL.  WE RUN ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.  WE RECOMMEND THAT IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT IN A PARTICULAR CARRIAGE, OR HAVE A GROUP THAT WOULD LIKE TO SIT TOGETHER, PLEASE ARRIVE WITHIN GOOD TIME OF YOUR TRAIN, SO SANTA'S HELPERS CAN DO THEIR BEST TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR SEATING.


Dates for Santa Specials

1st Dec 2018 Book Tickets
2nd Dec 2018 Book Tickets
8th Dec 2018 Book Tickets
9th Dec 2018 Book Tickets
15th Dec 2018 Book Tickets
16th Dec 2018 Book Tickets
22nd Dec 2018 Book Tickets
23rd Dec 2018 Book Tickets
24th Dec 2018 Book Tickets


Train Times & Ticket Prices

 

Date Train Times Price per Child or Adult
1st December 12.15pm & 2pm £13
2nd December 10.30am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3.45pm £13
8th December 10.30am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3.45pm £15
9th December 10.30am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3.45pm £15
15th December 10.30am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3.45pm £16
16th December 10am, 11.45am, 1.30pm, 3.15pm & 5pm £16
22nd December 10.30am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3.45pm £17.50
23rd December 10am, 11.45am, 1.30pm, 3.15pm & 5pm £17.50
24th December 10.30am, 12.15pm, 2pm & 3.45pm £18

 

Under 1 year old cost £5.50 on all trains.

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Santa Specials Information

Please click on the link below for all your Santa Specials visitor information.

Santa by Starlight

This season why not make your festive visit that little bit more atmospheric with our special Santa by Starlight only on the 5pm trains the 16th & 23rd December.

During your train ride you will enjoy:

  • Mulled cider, juice, tea or coffee.
  • A tasty sausage roll to warm you up.
  • Scrummy gingerbread.

There will be our usual entertainer on board and activities for the children to enjoy before and after the excitement of meeting Santa in his magical grotto.

Why not try this lovely Christmas experience, all in an atmospheric early evening light.

Santa by Starlight

ONLY on the 5pm Train

16th & 23rd December!

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Booking Conditions:

  • No dogs except assist dogs are allowed on the Santa trains.
  • We apologise but NO gift vouchers are valid during this period.
  • No refunds will be given to passengers who are unable to get to the railway on the day of travel for whatever reason (including severe weather).
  • Under no circumstances will the train be delayed for latecomers, even if the rest of the party is already on the train.
  • For customers who have dietary requirements, we recommend you speak to the office regarding the Santa train being able to accommodate your needs or we are happy for you to bring your own food.
  • Accommodation for wheelchair passengers is limited and only available in the support coach. Please phone and check we have enough space before booking. Please state your requirements clearly when booking.
  • Cancellations & alterations must be made at least 14 days prior to travel date and are subject to a minimum administration fee of £4.00.
  • Whilst every effort will be made to maintain the timetable the ESR does not guarantee that the trains will depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice or to substitute any locomotive. No liability for loss or inconvenience can be accepted.