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Santa Specials From Eridge Station

These trains have been cancelled - customers please check your emails!

Due to the present situation, as we are sure everyone will understand, the 2020 Santa Specials slightly different to those in previous years, please read the information carefully below. 

2020 Santa Specials

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 Sussex countryside from Eridge with the opportunity to see Santa Claus himself from the comfort of your seats whilst on board the train.

Trains depart from Eridge Station on 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December 2020 at 10:00, 12:30, 15:00. Your experience will last around 2 hours.

What's included:

Premium Santa Specials
Looking to upgrade and travel in our premium compartment carriages? Well on board our Santa Special train we have our two compartment carriages (Coach D and Coach E) available for you to travel in at a slightly extra cost, with a snack box per person included too!

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

Please note: When booking the Premium Compartment option, you must click through the seating options to Coach D or Coach E, no other carriages are available. Please do not mix other seats in other compartments as you will not be sat together!

Other Information:

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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.

Due to the costs incurred by the Spa Valley Railway in the lead up to this event an element of the ticket price forms a non-refundable deposit for this event. £10 per person will be taken for Standard Class and additional tickets in compartments and a deposit of £50 will be taken for a Premium Compartment out of the ticket price paid. This element of the ticket (a deposit) is non-refundable, in the event of a cancellation or the railway being forced to close due to a lockdown then the remaining amount paid per ticket/booking will be refunded or a voucher given for use at a later date. The deposit forms part of the overall ticket price and is not refunded as and when the event takes place.

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