Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Santa's Specials

2nd December 2015: Extra seats added due to demand!

(c) Tim Warner

Santa's Specials for 2015
All trains depart from

Sunday 29th November 2015
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2015
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December 2015
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December 2015
Our popular mid-week Santa's Special runs on
Tuesday 8th December with THREE trains available.

Following its success in 2014, the Evening Santa's Special will return on Saturday 19th December offering complimentary mince pies, mulled wine (or cordial or fruit juice) and entertainment. This runs from Bolton Abbey at 6:30pm.

Trains will depart from Bolton Abbey station ONLY at:
10:30am 12:00pm 1:30pm 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.

All trains depart from Bolton Abbey station.

Embsay station is CLOSED for passengers for the duration of Santa's Specials. Trains will not call here for passengers to alight or board the train.

Children aged between 3 and 15
(including a present from Santa)
Children aged 2 or under
(including a present from Santa)
All other fares £13.00

Posted by a visitor to last year's event:

Early Bird Discount

SAVE £2 per ticket by purchasing tickets for Sunday 29th November in advance, online, using this code:


Santa waiting to greet all the children from Bolton Abbey. (c) Tim Warner

Buy your tickets HERE

(You can also buy your tickets by phone by calling
the Railway on (01756) 710614 between 10:00 and 15:00)

Tickets are only valid for the train upon which you have booked.

If you want to sit together, you must book under the same name and e-mail address as places are allocated in advance and cannot be changed on the day.

Children under 3 years of age are not guaranteed a seat.

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Why not arrange a group outing to see Santa?

Group bookings are welcome on any train.

Complete the Group Booking Form to ensure your group is able to be seated together. MORE DETAILS.

It may be possible to hire a special train for your party or school on any day.
Please contact us for further details and a quote.


Yorkshire Dales Railway Museum Trust (Holdings) Limited
Registered Charity No. 1116386
Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF
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