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Please make sure you arrive an hour before the train departs, to give you time to go through Santa's Grotto

Your Santa Steam experience starts with a welcome from our station staff and badge team - entertainment is provided at busy weekends. This is followed by an exciting visit to Santa's log cabin where each child receives a special present from the old gentleman himself. Following a short wait families then join our steam hauled, decorated train for a fun-filled ride to Peterborough and return.

During the journey our train staff serve the children with a drink and chocolates. Parents and other adults are not forgotten with a mince pie and either an alcoholic miniature, wine or a hot drink. Santa walks through the train to see the children, providing an opportunity to take photographs and to wish everyone the compliments of the season.

Choose how you would like to travel on the Santas with these three options:

Classic Santa
No allocated seating

On-train entertainment adds to the festive cheer as well as refreshments, children's crackers and of course Santa popping by to say hello. Please note you may be sat with other passengers in Classic Santa. We suggest large groups arrive early in order to secure seats together.

First Class
Allocated seating

Savour the ambiance of our historic Belgian carriages and enjoy our luxury service with additional refreshments and crackers plus the option of a platter served at your table (which must be pre-booked)

Festive Food Platter Options
Breakfast: only available on the 09:30 am service serving 4  - A vegetarian option is available. 
Festive Nibbles Selection only available on services 11:00 to 15:30 serves 2-3 people.

Festive Nibbles Menu

Traditional Buffet Board: only available on services 11:00 to 15:30 serves approximately 4 people £35.00

Platter Menu

A vegetarian option is available

Vegetarian Menu

Please note all festive food platters must be pre-booked at the time of booking travel tickets.

Premier 1st Class Compartments
Experience rail travel from a bygone age in your own private compartment. The inclusive price includes a sandwich platter, hot mince pies, hot sausage rolls and pigs in blankets- which are always a hit with the children! Unlimited hot drinks, two rounds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and fruit juice for the children are also included.
The 09:30 train includes a breakfast platter in place of the sandwiches and other hot food. Hot mince pies will still be served.
The compartment seats up to 6 people.

IMPORTANT - Should you wish to book a compartment with a couple of extra guests - you must call the office to discuss options and book.

The St Nicholas Lounge

To enjoy our premium service as a group of up to 16 people,
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 the well-stocked bar, for your exclusive use, will host a selection of complementary alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages. To truly celebrate Champagne and cocktails are available for purchase during the trip.

Advance Booking Essential via our online booking service. For e-tickets, you need a printer to be able to produce it and please bring it with you. If you do not have a printer available, £1.50 will be added to your order for printing and posting and we will send the ticket out to you.

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

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