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Santa Specials

2020 bookings will re-open in the near future.

Due to the present situation we have turned off all Santa Special bookings. We hope to run this event in one way, shape or form but this is currently out of our control, we will continue to take advice provided by the UK Government. Please do resist temptation to contact us regarding these trains as all we can tell you is what is written hear.

If the experience is able to take place, you can expect to enjoy the offering below.

2020 Santa Specials (as advertised pre-lockdown)

Have a magical experience at the Spa Valley Railway in Christmas 2020!
Take a ride on our Santa Specials for a festive memorable family day out this Christmas. Our impressive steam engine will take everyone on a picturesque journey through the Kent and Sussex countryside from Eridge to Tunbridge Wells and while on board all the children will receive a present from Father Christmas. Upon arrival at Tunbridge Wells West you will be able to disembark to visit Father Christmas again for photos with him in his sleigh!

Trains depart from Eridge Station on 28th & 29th November and 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December 2020 at 10:00, 12:30 and 15:00. 

What's included:

Premium Santa Specials
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.

In addition to the Standard Santa Specials, the Premium Santa Special experience includes: 

Premium Santa Special Compartments – Coach D.
Why not upgrade into a Premium Class Private Compartment in Coach D for up to 6 people! On board our Santa Special train we have a recently restored British Railway's compartment carriage with individual compartments for you and your family to enjoy for just £150. 

In addition to the Standard Santa Specials, the Premium Santa Special Compartment experience includes: 

Please note: When booking the Premium Compartment option, you must click through the seating options to Coach D, no other carriages are available. Please only then select seats 1-6 (Compartment D1), 7-12 (Compartment D2), 13-18 (Compartment D3), 19-24 (Compartment D4) or 25 to 30 (Compartment D5). Please do not mix other seats in other compartments as you will not be sat together!

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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