You better not pout and you better not cry, Santa Clause is coming to town!
Steam into Christmas on the East Lancashire Railway’s famously festive Santa Specials. Your family will make enchanted memories to share as they take a trip through the magical Irwell Valley alongside colourful characters and surprises.
And what Christmas treat would be complete without a visit from a host of happy elves and Santa Claus himself.
Begin the adventure at Bury Bolton Street Station where you will journey through a gorgeously decorated winter wonderland. Say hello to Mrs Clause and the talking Christmas Tree, and maybe even stop for a quick singalong with our carol singing choir of polar bears, before boarding your train.
Once you’re settled into your seat, a steam train will haul you to Rawtenstall and back on an approximately 80-minute round trip. Along the way the festive fun continues as you meet your favourite Christmas characters and get the chance to belt out a couple of festive classics with the brass band. Whilst travelling, Santa himself will visit your carriage with a gift for every little one, and there will be plenty of time to have a chat with him and take a Santa selfie or two.
Grown-ups can look forward to mince pies and a festive tipple or soft drink. For the children there will be a Fruit Shoot, chocolate and an activity pack.
Santa Special Prices
ADULT & UNDER 3 ON KNEE
Sat / Sun
25 – 26 Nov
Sat / Sun
2 – 3 Dec
Sat / Sun
9 – 10 Dec
Sat, Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri
16 – 17, 20 – 22 Dec
Why not start your journey at Heywood and board the Santa Shuttle Diesel Railcar from Heywood to reach Bury Bolton Street Station, which is the starting point of the steam-hauled Santa Specials? Santa Shuttle tickets are sold on an open return basis meaning that you can return on any service from Bury to Heywood.
Heywood Shuttle tickets are priced at £3.00 (Adult) and £2.00 (child 3 – 17 years) and are only available in advance.
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