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Christmas train rides in the South of England

Christmas trains will be rolling across the South of England during the 2015 holiday season. Catch a Santa Train or ride a specialty Christmas train at a railway near you.

Key to holiday icons

Train ride includes visit with Santa

Official Polar Express train ride

Specialty ride; Santa does not appear.

Holiday illuminations

Christmas shopping excursion

New Year's party or dinner train

East of England

Bressingham, Norfolk
Bressingham Steam and Gardens

Christmas Visits at Bressingham

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01379686900.

Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex
Mangapps Railway Museum

Santa Trains

Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01621 784898.

Castle Hedingham, Essex
Colne Valley Railway

Steam with Santa Trains

Thursday 22 December

Telephone: 01787 461174.

Dereham & Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk
Mid-Norfolk Railway

Santa's Lapland Express Trains

Saturday 24 December

Festive Diesel Gala

Friday 30 & Saturday 31 December

Telephone: 01362 690633.

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Leighton Buzzard Railway

Santa Special Trains

Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 December

Mince Pie Spercials

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 December

Telephone: 01525 373888.

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Nene Valley Railway

Santa Specials

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01780 784444.

Sheringham, Norfolk
North Norfolk Railway Poppy Line

Santa Special Trains

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Special Train

Monday 26 December – Sunday 1 January

Telephone: 01263 820800.

Wetheringsett, Suffolk
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

New Year's Steam

Sunday 1 January

Telephone: 01449 766899..

Wroxham, Norfolk
Bure Valley Railway

Santa Specials

Friday 16 – Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Specials

Tuesday 27 December – Wednesday 4 January

Telephone: 01263 733 858.

South East

Alresford, Hampshire
Mid Hants Railway – Watercress Line

Santa Specials

Saturday 17 – Saturday 24 December

WWII Christmas Leave Trains

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 December

Telephone: 01962 733810.

Chinnor, Oxfordshire
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway Icknield Line

Santa Steam Specials

Thursday 22 & Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Specials

Tuesday 27 – Thursday 29 December

Telephone: 01844 353535.

Didcot, Oxfordshire
Didcot Railway Centre

Day Out with Thomas to visit Father Christmas

Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 December

Telephone: 01235 817200.

Dover (Shepherdswell), Kent
East Kent Railway

Santa by Train

Thursday 22 & Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01304 832042.

Havenstreet, Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Santa Specials

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Specials

Monday 26 December

New Years 'Hangover' Specials

Sunday 1 January

Telephone: 01983 882204.

New Romney, Kent
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Super Santa Special Trains

Santa Specials

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 December

MInce Pie Specials

Wednesday 28 & Saturday 31 December

Telephone: 01797 362353.

Sheffield Park, East Sussex
Bluebell Railway

Santa Specials

Friday 23 December (depart East Grinstead)

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 December

Victorian Christmas Trains

Thursday 22 December

Telephone: 01825 720800.

Sittingbourne, Kent
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway

Santa Trains

Saturday 19 – Monday 21 December

Telephone: 01795 424899.

Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Spa Valley Railway

Santa Specials Trains

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01892 537715.

South West

Bishops Lydeard & Minehead, Somerset
West Somerset Railway

Santa Express Trains

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

Santa Special Steam Trains

Tuesdaty 20 December

Saturday 24 December

Sherry and Mince Pie Specials

Thursday 22 December (depart Minehead)

Telephone: 01643 704996.

Bitton, Gloucestershire
Avon Valley Railway

Santa Steam Trains

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 December

Sherry and Mince Pie Special Trains

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 December

Friday 30 December – Sunday 1 January

Telephone: 01179 325538.

Bodmin, Cornwall
Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Santa by Steam Trains

Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December

The Cornish Belle Christmas Luncheon Trains

Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01208 73555.

Buckfastleigh, Devon
South Devon Railway

Santa by Steam Train

Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Specials

Tuesday 27 December – Sunday 1 January

Telephone: 01364 644370.

Coleford, Gloucestershire
Perrygrove Railway

Santa Steams

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01594 834991.

Cranmore, Somerset
East Somerset Railway

Santa Specials

Thursday 22 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01749 880417.

Lydney, Gloucestershire
Dean Forest Railway

Santa Specials

Wednesday 21 December

Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Special Train

Tuesday 27 December

Saturday 31 December – Tuesday 3 January

Telephone: 01594 845840.

Newquay, Cornwall
Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Santa Trains

Wednesday 21 December – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01872 510317.

Okehampton, Devon
Dartmoor Railway

Polar Express Train

Tuesday 13 December – Friday 23 December

Tuesday 27 December & Wednesday 28 December

Telephone: 08000 232383.

Paignton, Devon
Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat

Santa Express Trains

Tuesday 20 &ndas; Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 01803 555872.

Parracombe, Devon
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Christmas Train Rides

Wednesday 21 December – Saturday 24 December

Mince Pie Special Train

Thursday 29 December – Sunday 1 January

Telephone: 01598 763487.

Seaton, Devon
Seaton Tramway

Polar Express Tram Rides

Friday 16 – Saturday 24 December

Telephone: 0129720375.

Stoford, Near Yeovil, Somerset
Yeovil Railway Centre

Santa Specials

Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01935 410420.

Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Railway

Santa Specials

Saturday 17 – Saturday 24 December

Christmas Belle Trains

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 December

Christmas Luncheon Trains

Thursday 22 & Friday 23 December

Telephone: 01929 425800.

Toddington, Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Santa Steam Specials

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 December

Santa Railcar Specials

Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 December

Christmas Crackers

Thursday 29 & Friday 30 December

Telephone: 01242 621405.


 

 

 

 

 

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