All aboard the Santa Specials at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas on the railway’s popular Santa Specials. At Tenterden Station the beautiful Victorian carousel provides unlimited free rides for the young and young at heart alike. There will also be a delightful miniature Christmas model village to stroll round at Tenterden Station.

On board the festively decorated steam trains, you’ll meet Santa during the 1 hour 10 minute return journey. Look out for his elf helpers with their sacks full of lovely presents – every child receives an age appropriate gift from Santa himself whilst teenagers (13 to 15) receive a scrummy box of festive chocolates. Everyone receives complimentary refreshments too – a mince pie and choice of soft or alcoholic drink for adults and a soft drink & chocolate bar for children. Babies under 18 months of age at the time of travel are free of charge (providing they are not occupying a seat) and there’s a little free gift for them too!  Every family will also receive a free family group photograph to take home as a momento of the very special day.

Standard Class Tickets – from £18, First Class Tickets from £24.

Or why not book one of the railway’s popular private Standard Family Compartments from £160 (for up to eight people).

For the ultimate treat, upgrade to a First Class Family Compartment from £175 and enjoy wider seats and increased legroom.  Children will also receive a personalised present and everyone can enjoy the enhanced range of complimentary refreshments which are served at your seat.  Prices include accommodation for up to six people.

The Santa Specials will operate on 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 December 2017.

The licensed restaurant at Tenterden will be serving Christmas lunches, sandwiches and other tempting lunchtime snacks or why not enjoy a delicious local hot dog or burger from the BBQ.

Early booking is recommended to secure your chosen date. Standard Class seats can be booked through the website  or by calling 01580 765155. First Class Seats and Standard and First Class Compartments have limited availability and may only be booked by telephone – call 01580 765155.

Tenterden and Northiam are situated on the A28 between Ashford and Hastings.

The Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE