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Santa Steam Specials

Santa's Steam Specials were enjoyed by thousands of happy families last year and some of his trains do fill up quickly near to the departure date - please do not leave it until it's too late! 

Santa works continuously throughout the year to try and make sure everything is just right and his Chief Booking Elf has decided that all child prices will stay the same for the fifth year running.

The Great Man says he is absolutely delighted that there will be extra trains too this year, including on Christmas Eve 24 December, which may fill up very quickly!

Santa and his Elves will visit every family during the journey and they will provide quality presents for all fare-paying children and young people between the ages of 0-15 yrs. Everyone can also enjoy a spiced hot berry cordial and a delicious mince pie served at your seat (alternative squashes and biscuits are also available for younger children).

Trains depart Chinnor station at 10.15, 11.30, 13.00, 14.15 & 15.30, except that the 15.30 will not run on Christmas Eve - because Santa tells us he has to prepare for his epic night-time trips to every home with boys and girls in residence (who will, of course, be expecting him to call!).

Your return journey from Chinnor to Thame Junction takes just under 50 minutes - which is probably just about the right journey length for younger children.

At Chinnor station there is a large free car park, cafe and a souvenir shop selling a range of toys, train sets, badges, fridge magnets, pens, and a selection of railway books.


N.B. When you make up a party of 8 or more people and book in advance we are delighted to offer you reduced rates, call 07718 003133 (daytime between 09:00 and 17:00) for further details. 




Adult or Senior (16+ yrs)           
Child                   (1-15 yrs)           

Child*                 (under 1 yr) 


*Travel on parents' lap                         

Booking information

When your payment has been processed you will receive an acknowledgement via email and then your booking details will be passed over to one of our volunteers. They will allocate your seats and your reservation details (showing Coach letter and Seat numbers) will be sent via a second email - usually dispatched on the same working day.

Book tickets

Thu 21 Dec 2017
Depart 10:15
Depart 11:30
Depart 13:00
Depart 14:15
Depart 15:30
Sat 23 Dec 2017
Sun 24 Dec 2017