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Santa Specials

30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December from Eridge Station!

Standard Santa Specials – 30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December
Travel from Eridge Station and get a visit from Santa Claus himself on a Steam hauled train! Departing at 10:15, 12:45 or 15:15 you can take a journey through the High Weald countryside whilst having a visit from Santa on board the train.

What's included:

You will board your Steam Santa Special hauled train to the strains of traditional Christmas music, then sit back and enjoy a ride through the winter countryside to Tunbridge Wells West. During the journey Santa will visit every child on board the train with a gift for all those good boys and girls so make sure you’re well behaved!

The train journey to Tunbridge Wells West will last around 45 minutes where upon arrival Santa will disembark from the train to make his way into our Victorian engine shed where his sleigh can be found. You will have approximately a further 45 minutes at Tunbridge Wells West where you can sit with Santa in his sleigh for photos, view our spectacular Christmas tree, watch the model trains go round (subject to a small 50p charge) and view traditional Christmas shows in our small cinema. An opportunity for a photograph with the Steam engine is one you shouldn't miss either out on the station platform.

Prior to departure you will be able to visit our well stocked shop and pick up those all-important Christmas gifts, the return journey to Eridge will take approximately 30 minutes.

*RETURNING FOR 2019!* Premium Santa Specials – 30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December
Looking to upgrade and travel in our premium carriages? Well on board our Santa Special train we have our two dining carriages (Coach B 'Kate' and Coach C) available for you to travel in at a slightly extra cost.

The Premium Santa Special experience includes all of the above as part of the Santa experience but also: 

Other Information

Booking information

If you select an e-ticket please ensure you print it off and bring it with you on the day either printed or on you mobile phone/tablet.


Please read our Santa Specials Terms & Conditions before completing your booking.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations.

Seats MUST be selected at the time of booking otherwise seating of your party together cannot be guaranteed. If you select seats that are not together then you will not be sat together on board the train. It is impossible for us to alter seat allocations on the day or in the event of other seats selling.

For our full refund, cancellations and alterations please see here.

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