30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th & 20th – 24th December.
Departure times: 10:00, 12:05, 14:30 & 16:35.
Make your family’s Christmas extra special this year and hop on board a traditional festive steam train journey to see Santa.
What could be more magical than stepping onto the platform at Sheringham Station, with steam gently rising around the carriages as Santa’s Steam Train patiently waits to take you to see the big man himself?
Toot, toot! And the train is off. Relax in the comfy seats aboard vintage carriages, as festive treats are served at your seat with a warm mince pie and glass of sherry for the grown-ups and a flavoured milk drink and cookie for children. We now arrive at our destination ready to encounter many of the seasonal wonders that our Santa special has in store.
During your visit to Santa’s Station, wonder around our unique festive walk-through kingdom filled with over 100 Christmas trees, light displays, decorations, animatronic animals and much more. You are well on your way to meeting the man in red himself where every child will receive a carefully chosen gift.
Santa has also brought along some special friends this year, so make sure you set some time aside to say hello to his reindeer. If you are on his good list this year you may even have the opportunity to feed them.
Santa’s workshop will also be open for children to take part in festive arts and crafts activities and marvel at the seasonal model railway before boarding the Santa Special for our return journey back to Sheringham.
Click here to book tickets online or call our booking office on 01263 820800 to purchase tickets over the phone. The booking office is open 10am – 4pm.
A £2 admin fee applies to all bookings. Please ensure all the information you provide is correct as a £5 administration fee will be charged for alterations to bookings.
Group bookings, for ten people or more travelling together, can only be taken by phone or in person, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Please inform us in advance if any passengers travelling are disabled so that we can make every effort to accommodate them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I catch the train?
All of our Santa Special trains depart Sheringham Station
Where does the train go?
The train travels to Weybourne Station, where everyone alights to visit Santa’s Grotto plus the enchanting Christmas Tree Kingdom, Santa’s Workshop and reindeer.
How long is the experience?
The whole experience lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. This includes the train journey to and from Weybourne Station as well as the activities taking place at the station.
What is the Santa Special?
Our Santa Special is a traditional children’s event with a steam train journey to see Santa in his grotto. As part of the ticket, children will receive a flavoured milk drink and cookie plus a present from Santa. Adults do no miss out, as they will receive a mince pie and glass of sherry. New for 2019, we have an enchanting Christmas Tree Kingdom, plus Santa’s Workshop for children to take part in festive crafts plus the opportunity to visit Santa’s reindeer.
Are there more than one train a day?
Yes we have four departures in a day at 10:00, 12:05, 14:30 and 16:35. We recommend arriving at Sheringham Station 30 minutes before the departure time as this will give you plenty of time to get checked in and find your seat.
Do we have allocated seats?
Yes will be informed at check-in where you are sitting.
I have a baby under 1 do I have to pay for that baby?
Any children aged 1 and under cost £10.00 and must be sat on an adults lap for safety.
Do I have to have a child with me to go travel on the Santa Special?
Yes there must be at least one paying child to enter. Please note if you turn up to the event without a child you will be refused entry.
What happens if my child is sick on the day?
Tickets are not refundable but may be transferred to another date, depending on availability and providing 7 days’ notice has been given to the railway. An administration fee of £5 will be charged. Please call our booking office on 01263 820800 in this instance.
Can I enter Santa’s Grotto without a ticket?
Unfortunately you will need a ticket to enter Santa’s Grotto at Weybourne Station.
Is the experience wheelchair accessible?
Yes it is accessible however due to the historic nature of our carriages we can only take up to two wheelchairs on the train at a time. Please telephone our booking office on 01263 820800 to discuss your requirements.
Can I take the pushchair on the train?
Unfortunately we cannot take pushchairs on the Santa Special Train. However you are more than welcome to leave the pushchairs with our staff at Sheringham Station who will lock them away after the train has departed.
Can we take photos?
Yes you can take photos and/or video’s at anytime.
Can we bring our own food?
Your ticket includes a mince pie and glass of sherry for adults and a flavoured milk drink and cookie for children. Unfortunately you cannot consume your own food on our Santa Special Train, however our buffet at Sheringham will be open for refreshments and you can also pre-order Christmas Buffet Platters for your trip.
I’m gluten free. Do you have anything suitable?
Yes we have gluten free alternatives available.
Can I bring my dog?
Apologies but no dogs, other than assistance dogs, are allowed on our Santa Special Trains.
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