Thank you for taking a peak at our Santa Steam Specials which will operate in late November and throughout December 2021, when all trains willbegin their journey at Princes Risborough with Santa welcoming everyone onboard. We will then travel with Santa to his North Pole station where we will halt-a-while for refreshments and a much anticipated visit to Santa's workshop to pick-up that important first Christmas present! On the return journey Santa will pass through the carriages to ensure his Elves have pleased all the young folks with their presents. The whole experience from leaving Princes Risborough Platform 4 to arriving back again will take around one and a half hours.
Santa says he hopes that this Christmas will look much more normal - but he thinks it's best to continue doing some things differently to help stop the spread of the virus. For example, we’ll be managing social distancing by seating family groups at their own individual tables in Open-plan carriages, plus there will be a limited number of separate compartments away from other passengers for those who prefer them. The most important thing is that we’ll do our best to provide all of the usual elements of our Santa experience; the train ride, the opportunity to meet Santa, beveridges plus mince pies or biscuits, and a present for all the younger children (0-12 years).
Christmas comes but once a year and we want to make it a truly memorable occasion - Santa says we really want you to have a great time and enjoy that festive feeling.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family onboard!
Ticket Price in Open Carriage Seating - £16 per Seat. ‘Babes in arms’ (under 1 year) do not need a ticket. Includes refreshments at Chinnor and a thoughtful present for each Child 1-12 years.
Ticket Price in Compartment Seating - £95 fixed price for the entire Compartment for up to 6 people EXCLUSIVE USE (no further tickets required for each person). Includes refreshments at Chinnor and a thoughtful present for each Child 1-12 years.
Departure location: All of our Santa Steam Specials depart from (and return to) Platform 4, Princes Risborough Station, Buckinghamshire HP27 9DN.
Car Parking: Chiltern Railways Pay-and-Display at the station (Sat Nav HP27 9DN), Sat & Sun £5.50, Wed & Thur £8.50.
Buggies and Strollers: can be left on Platform 4 at Princes Risborough, or you may prefer to leave them in your car for added security. Sorry, they cannot be carried on the train.
Refreshments: mince pies for everyone and a drink of tea / coffee / chocolate or a warm cordial is included in the ticket price and will be served at Chinnor. We are unable to provide for any other dietary needs.
Accessibility: wheelchair space is only available in a separate area of the train and is limited to one disabled person and one accompanying carer - to book please call 07979 055366.
Booking Size: all passengers in one booking will be seated together.
Dogs: We welcome small pet dogs on our Santa Specials, but they must be kept on a short lead and are not allowed on the seats - please bring a blanket or other floor covering for them to sit on.
Presents: Every child 1-12 years will receive an age appropriate present.