For many families Christmas starts here, at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. The fires are lit at Bolton Abbey station, and the Refreshment Room and Buffet Cars will be bulging with mince pies and other seasonal fare and festive decorations will be all around.
Santa will be on the train, giving out presents to well behaved children who are in possession of a valid ticket.
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. ADVANCED BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Group bookings welcome. Free parking for passengers.
Trains depart Bolton Abbey station at 10.30am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm. and 3.00pm giving a round trip of 1 hour. The Evening Specials (Adult fare £18, child (3-15) fare £15, child (2 + under) fare £8) depart from Bolton Abbey station at 6.30pm (15th and 22nd & 23rd December only, these include complimentary mince pies, mulled wine (or cordial or fruit juice) and entertainment.
CARRIAGE & SEAT SELECTION
For 2018, we’ve introduced a new seat-selection facility, so you can now choose whether you’d like to be seated in a compartment coach or in one of our saloons (with tables) and choose the exact seats and carriage in which you’d like to sit!
Compartments: Coaches A and E. Saloons: (seats with tables) coaches B, C, F & G
Please note that Coach D (Santa’s store!) is in the middle of the train and customers cannot pass through this carriage.
If you experience any problems with the seat selection process, you are welcome to call us on 01756 710614.
2018 TICKET AVAILABILITY
The dates nearer to Christmas are especially popular and so early booking for these dates is essential.
Occasionally additional tickets do become available for previously ‘sold out’ dates – so please keep checking our ticketing website for the latest ticket availability.
Sunday 25th November
Saturday 1st December
Sunday 2nd December
Saturday 8th December
Sunday 9th December
Tuesday 11th December (ideal for schools and playgroups)
Saturday 15th December
Saturday 15th December (Evening Santa Special)
Sunday 16th December
Friday 21st December
Saturday 22nd December
Saturday 22nd December (Evening Santa Special)
Sunday 23rd December
Sunday 23rd December (Evening Santa Special)
Monday 24th December
The Evening Santa’s Special will return with complimentary mince pies, mulled wine (or cordial or fruit juice) and on-train entertainment. These run from Bolton Abbey at 6:30pm. Come enjoy a return journey with Santa on our festive trains!
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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