Telford Steam Railway Santa

Santa’s Special Trains 2014

They are back! Our Santa Special Trains have returned for the 2015 season! Find out more by clicking here.


As always December is a special time of year.  In the run up to Christmas Santa Claus and his merry band of helpers will be making special appearances here at the Telford Steam Railway. Special services will convey excited visitors, young and old, by steam train hauled by our very own ‘Rocket’ to see Santa in his grotto. Services will run on the following Saturday and Sundays in December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st. Tickets allow for one return trip per person on the specially decorated Santa train as well as rides on our narrow gauge Elf Tram. Children will get to see Santa and receive a gift whilst grown ups will be able to indulge in a complimentary mince pie and hot drink.

You can also take the time to browse our well stocked Gift Shop for a wide range of gifts ideal for all the family. The ever popular Thomas the Tank Engine range now includes the most popular locomotives with track packs and accessory sets. Thomas branded clothing includes bodywarmers, pyjama’s, tee shirts, socks and much more. We also a stock a fine range of railway interest hardback books as well as more suitable story books for the younger enthusiasts and a selection of gifts for those Ladies whose interest does not quite stretch to trains. Our prices are very competitive and all monies raised goes to the Telford Steam Railway. So grab yourself a bargain for Christmas and support us at the same time.

You will also be able to purchase a photo of your visit with Santa. Our partner, CDHPIX, will be offering the chance for you to purchase a high quality 7″ x 5″ mounted print at £7.50 per print. Photographs are printed and presented after your visit to the Grotto on the day. Each professional photo sold generates a donation for the railway.

Book Your Tickets

Seats are at a premium and all tickets are for a specific service so please ensure you turn up in plenty of time to travel. Tickets are priced at £6.50 each and will go on sale on the 1st November.

Please look at our timetable of Santa Train services for the month of December. Next to each advertised departure is the available number of places and will be updated continuously as tickets are sold. We are now unable to pre-book tickets and all remaining places will be sold on a strictly first come first served basis.

6th Dec
7th Dec
13th Dec
14th Dec
20th Dec
21st Dec
10:15 0 0 0 0 0 0
11:00 0 0 0 0 0 0
11:45 0 0 0 0 0 0
12:30 0 0 0 0 0 0
13:30 0 0 0 0 0 0
14:15 0 0 0 0 0 0
15:00 0 0 0 0 0 0
15:45 0 0 0 0 0 0

Your ticket is only valid for a specific departure. If you are late and you miss your scheduled departure then there may be a wait for the next available service. Please ensure sufficient travelling time to the Telford Steam Railway to catch your booked departure. Refunds will only be given if a service is cancelled for operational requirements. Please note that diesel haulage may be substituted for steam haulage at short notice. Please check the latest news updates on our website before travelling.

The Telford Steam Railway reserves the right to amend or cancel a service at short notice for operational reasons.