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Santa Steam 2020

  

Due to Covid 19 restrictions we have had to make some changes to our previous Santa Steam operations. We will have less seating on our services to accomodate social distancing and enhanced cleaning between services. For this year you will see Santa in our Christmas marquee before boarding the train. Please note that Santa is jolly old and we have to make sure he is well at all times so this year Santa will not be riding on the train, but be assured your Santa Steam experience will be enjoyable as ever.

Due to reduced capacity early booking is highly recommended, tickets will sell quickly, don't delay book today

Your Santa Steam experience starts with a welcome from our station staff and badge team, entertainment is provided. This is followed by seeing Santa in our heated Christmas marquee where each child will receive a special present from our elves collection point. Following a short wait it is time to join the steam hauled, decorated train for a fun-filled ride to Peterborough and return. Please arrive 45-60 minutes before your departure time to allow for parking, booking in and passing through the Christmas marquee to see Santa and board the train. 

Dates of Operation
28th and 29th November = Yellow dates
16th December = Yellow date
5th and 6th December = Red dates
12th and 13th December = Red dates
19th and 20th December = Red dates
23rd and 24th December = Red dates

 

During the journey our train staff serve the children with a drink and chocolates. Grown ups are not forgotten with a mince pie and either an alcoholic miniature, wine or a hot drink. 

No matter which service you choose, classic, first or premium

  • ALL children receive an age appropriate present, treats and a drink
  • ALL grown ups receive a choice of an alcoholic drink, tea/coffee and a mince pie

Choose how you would like to travel on the services with these three options. 

Classic Santa 
Classic – Yellow Day = £15 per person    Red Day = £18 per person
It’s a party atmosphere within our classic class carriages.  Like all visitors to Santa steam the children will have seen Santa in the marquee and collected their presents before everybody sits down for the exciting steam train trip. Drinks and a mince pie will be served to the grown ups and the children receive a drink, a cracker and some sweet treats too (it’s spoiling them we know but after all it is Christmas)  

First Class
1st Class – Yellow Day = £20 per person  Red Day = £25 per person
Like all visitors to Santa steam the children will have seen Santa in the marquee and collected their presents before everybody sits down. Your first class seats are individually reserved with crackers on your table. In addition to the opulent surroundings of our upholstered seats with traditional luggage racks, you will enjoy 2 complimentary drinks, and a mince pie as part of your first class ticket (Children will receive a drink and sweets in addition to their present).

Premier 1st Class Compartments
Premier – Yellow Day = £200   Red Day = £250 Holds up to 6 people
Experience rail travel from a bygone age in your own private compartment. Food options will be advised later in the year, Unlimited hot drinks, one round of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and fruit juice for the children are also included.

IMPORTANT - Due to current Covid restrictions we are only taking bookings for a maximum of 6 people per compartment.

To comply with current legislation, face coverings will be required during the booking in process and throughout the journey within the marquee and must be worn in our open carriages. If you choose to travel in one of our private compartments, you may remove your face covering once seated. Face coverings may be removed to eat and drink in our open carriages.

Special Dietary Requirements

Please be advised that if you need to contact us to tell us of dietary needs, due to how we order our catering please note the requirements below

  • If travelling on a weekend service - please contact with us no later than Monday afternoon.
  • If travelling on a mid-week service - please contact with us no later than Saturday afternoon - the weekend prior to your travel date.

The St Nicholas Lounge

  

To enjoy our premium service as a group (group numbers to be confirmed by Covid restrictions),
the spacious St Nicholas Lounge is the choice for you, with room to spread out and relax and your own personal steward.
Incorporating all the features of our Premier 1st Class service, additionally  with the well-stocked bar, for your exclusive use, which will host a selection of complimentary alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages. To truly celebrate, champagne and cocktails are available for purchase during the trip.

Please ring the office for further details on this option (during the hours of 10am to 4pm).


All our Santa Trains depart from and return to Wansford and cannot stop at any stations along the line to collect passengers.

  • Please do not use the online system for same day bookings. Phone 01780 782833 or 01780 784444 - between 9.30am and 3.30pm
  • Infants under the age of 1 year travel for free and also receive a gift.  Please note however, infants are expected to travel on a parent/guardian’s knee.  There is insufficient room on the train for pushchairs or car seats. A buggy park within the marquee area close to our check in desk on the platform is available to leave these items. When booking you will need to select a free ticket for those under 1 at the date/time of travel.
  • No Refunds are possible but travel vouchers may be given.
  • We have a refurbished area especially for wheelchair users and their guests. We must be advised if any member of your party is a wheelchair user, please advise when booking. Classic prices apply.

ALL 1st Class Seats. Compartments and Classic Carriages will be allocated

PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A NO DOG SERVICE - HOWEVER, SERVICE DOGS ARE PERMITTED.

Changes to bookings and seat allocations after the time of booking are subject to an administration fee of £10 per change of booking, excluding early bookings made before new menus made available - subject to checks).

OUR SAT NAV POSTCODE TO VISIT US ON THE DAY IS PE8 6LR 

Due to popular demand these events are fully ticketed with allocated seating /carriages and pre-booking is essential.

PLEASE NOTE - THAT IF YOU HAVE TICKETS BOOKED - WE ARE UNABLE TO MAKE ANY ALTERATIONS TO YOUR BOOKING WHERE YOUR DATE OF TRAVEL IS WITHIN 14 DAYS OR YOUR TICKETS HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED  AND/OR  SENT.

  

Booking information

Please note: Information on Child ages and genders is entered during checkout.