Children aged between 3 and 15 (including a present from Santa) £15. Children aged 2 or under (including a present from Santa) £8. All other fares £15. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Group bookings welcome. Free parking for passengers.


All trains depart from BOLTON ABBEY STATION ONLY.

Sunday 26th November 2017 – EARLY BIRD – 20% OFF – use code ‘CANDYCANE’ in the basket
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 2017
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December 2017
Tuesday 12th December (ideal for schools and playgroups)
Saturday 16th December 2017: Evening Santa Special
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December 2017
Saturday 23rd December 2017: Evening Santa Special
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th December 2017

Our popular mid-week Santa’s Special runs on Tuesday 12th December with THREE trains available (ideal for schools and playgroups).


The Evening Santa’s Special will return on Saturday 16th & 23rd December offering complimentary mince pies, mulled wine (or cordial or fruit juice) and entertainment. This runs from Bolton Abbey at 6:30pm.

Come enjoy a return journey with Santa on our festive trains!


Trains are expected to depart from Bolton Abbey station at: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm giving a round trip of 1 hour.

Santa will be on the train, giving out presents to well-behaved children who are in possession of a valid ticket.

The fires will be lit at Bolton Abbey station, the Refreshment Room will be bulging with mince pies and other seasonal fare, (as will the Buffet Cars) and decorations will be all around.


Great video review by one of our customers!

The unique atmosphere of our Santa trains running on a cold winter’s day is captured superbly here!


Today (9th Dec 2014) we brought 60 children and 10 adults on a trip to ride on the Santa special. I just wanted to write to say thank you for a wonderful experience. As a child I have ridden on the Santa specials with my parents and today, with my class of children, it was every bit as good as I remember.

The staff were very very helpful and made the trip so much easier. The gentleman who was Father Christmas was excellent and took time to speak to each child as he gave them the presents. He even posed for photos with us on the platform at the end of the ride.

The toys the children received were excellent and the whole experience was marvellous. Well worth the money.

I will definitely be recommending this to all my friends and to other teachers and can’t wait to bring my own daughter to visit.

Thank you again for being so welcoming and friendly and making this a school trip that we will all remember for a very long time.

Jennifer Hunter Assistant Headteacher St John's primary school


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