Santa Specials

25th November to 24th December 

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Category: Events in December

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Date info: 25th November to 24th December

   
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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 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 Santa's with these three options

Classic Santa
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 passemgers in Classic Santa. We suggest large groups arrive early in order to secure seats together.

First Class
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 10am service serving 4  - A vegetarian option is available. £20.00
Festive Nibbles Selection (Shown below): only available on services 11:25 to 15:40 serves 2-3 people. £25.00

   

Traditional Buffet Board: only available on services 11:25 to 15:40 serves approximately 4 people £35.00
 A vegetarian option is available
Please note all festive food platters must be pre-booked at the time of booking travel tickets.

Premier 1st Class
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 10:00 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.

The St Nicholas Lounge
£480.00

   
To enjoy our premium service as a group of up to 15 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 (This is an e-ticket, you need a printer to be able to produce it and please bring it with you). If you do not have a printer available, £2 will be added to your order 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.

Hear Jane Smith's visit to the Nene Valley Railway to ride on one of our Santa Specials

Please do not use the online system for group (20+) bookings.  Also cannot be used for same day bookings
Phone 01780 782833 or 01780 784444 - between 9.30am and 3.30pm
No Refunds are possible but travel vouchers may be given.
Unfortunatly due to the design of the historic coaches used for our Santa Specials, we can only accommodate wheelchair users in Classic Santa. We must be advised if any member of your party is a wheelchair user, please advise when booking.
Please note (1st Class only): Your individual seat allocation will be given to you on presentation of youtr ticket.

Prices:
Yellow Days  Classic £15.00 - First Class £20.00 - Premier £200
Red Days - Classic £20.00 - First Class £25.00  - Premier £240
Please note children aged 1 and over on the date of travel require a ticket to be booked at the time of booking all tickets

Month Date Day Class  10:00 11:25 12:50 14:15 15:40
November 25th Sat First
Classic 
- Full
Available
Full
Available
32 left
Available
-
  26th Sun First
Classic
Full
Available

Sold Out

Full
Available
6 left
Available
-
  29th Wed First
Classic
- Limited
Available
Limited
Available
- -
December                
  2nd Sat First
Classic
Full
Limited
Sold Out Full
Limited
Full
Limited
6 left
Available
  3rd Sun First
Classic
Full
Limited
Sold Out Full
Limited
Full
Limited 
Full
Available
  6th Wed First
Classic
- Limited
Available
Limited
Available
- -
  9th Sat First
Classic
6 left
Available
Full
Available
Full
Available
Full
Available
Full
Available
  10th Sun First
Classic
Full
Available
Full
Limited
12 left
Available
Full
Limited
14 left
Available
  13th Wed First
Classic
- Limited
Available
Limited
Available
- -
  16th Sat First
Classic
Full
Available
Full
Limited
Full
Available
Full
Limited
Full
Available
  17th Sun First
Classic
Full
Available
Sold Out Full
Available
Full
Limited
Full
Available
  20th Wed First
Classic
8 left
Available
Full
Available
Full
Available
Full
Available
-
  22nd Fri First
Classic
Full
Available
Full
Limited
Full
Available
Full
Available
Full
Available
  23rd Sat First
Classic
Full
Limited
Sold Out Full
Limited
Full
Available
Full
Available
  24th  Sun First
Classic

Sold out

Sold out Sold out Sold out -

Please see some of our customer feedback from our 2016 Santa's

My mum and dad took me on a Santa special here some 27 years ago and this year we came back with my daughter who is 3. We had a brilliant time; really well organised, brilliant santa, fantastic food platter on the train (would highly recommend) and overall a superb family day out.
Will be back again next christmas!!

We took our two boys on the Santa Special today, and I can't recommend it enough. When we arrived and saw the huge number of visitors, I was concerned that it may feel a little conveyer belt and commercial, but the station and platform was adorned with fresh Christmas trees, the brass band played the entertainers turned tricks for the waiting passengers. All the staff were terrific considering they had to perform 6 rounds of Santa special's per day. They also kept the train just full enough for a great atmosphere, and spaced enough to have room for everyone!!

Santa was great too, (his suit was beautiful) taking time out at such a busy time for him!!

Fantastic visit today for the Santa Special. Very well organised and the staff are amazing! Everyone there was friendly and helpful, and great with kids! So glad we visited, it was a day enjoyed by everyone! Thank you to all involved!

Did the Christmas train ride. Excellent for kids who get a present off santa and great for parents who get some booze on the train! A great Christmas treat for all the family

Had a fantastic Christmas train ride with morning breakfast and meet up with Santa for prezzie! It was so good we have booked it again for this Christmas! Our 2 girls are so excited!!

  

 

 

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