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Santa Train at East Lancashire Railway 2023

Santa on the east lancashire railway steam train
Start Date: 5 November 2023
End Date: 24 December 2023
Venue: East Lancashire Railway

Take a trip on the Santa train at East Lancashire Railway this Christmas 2023. 

The Santa Specials is back at East Lancashire Railway for 2023 with lots of festive fun in-store.

Here is what you need to know: 

Discover more >>> Where To See Santa In Manchester 2023 

What to expect from the East Lancashire Railway Santa Train

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Get into the festive atmosphere as you take a magical Santa steam train trip which will include 

Visit the beautifully decorated winter wonderland Bury Bolton Street Station where they will get to 

  • Meet Mrs Claus
  • Listen to the magical talking Christmas Tree 
  • Sing A Long with the chorus of Polar Bears

Then board the steam train for a lovely steam train journey to Rawenstall Station and back which will include:

  • See your favourite Christmas characters 
  • Enjoy a sing-a-long with the brass band 
  • Meet Santa as he visits your carriage with a gift for the little ones, with time to chat and pose for a photo. 
  • Whilst the adults enjoy a mince pie and a festive tipple (soft drinks available) the kids can enjoy a Fruit Shoot, chocolate and activity pack for the children.

How Long Is the East Lancs Santa Train

The round train trip Santa train lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

When is the East Lancs Railway Santa Special 2022 running? 

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Credit East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway Santa Special train is running on: 

  • Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2023 
  • Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023 
  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2023 
  • Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2023 
  • Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th December 2023

The trains run at: 

  • 9.30 am (From Saturday 2nd December)
  • 10.20 am 
  • 11.10 am 
  • 12.00 noon 
  • 12.50 pm
  • 1.40 pm 
  • 2.30 pm 
  • 3.20 pm
  • 4.10 pm (From Saturday 2nd December)

How Much do Tickets To The Santa Train at East Lancashire Railway cost?

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Ticket costs vary depending on the date as follows:

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2023

  • £23 for adults 
  • £23 for children
  • £37 for adults with children under 3

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2023 

  • £30.00 for adults 
  • £29.50 for children
  • £45.50 for adults with children under 3

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2023

  • £31.50 for adults 
  • £31.00 for children
  • £47.30 for adults with children under 3

Saturday 16th , Sunday 17th December , Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd December 2023

  • £35.00 for adults 
  • £34.50 for children
  • £49.50 for adults with children under 3

Saturday 23rd December 2023

  • £35.50 for adults 
  • £35.00 for children
  • £50.60 for adults with children under 3

Sunday 24th December 2023 – Christmas Eve

  • £39.00 for adults 
  • £38.50 for children
  • £5.50 for adults with children under 3

Tickets need booking in advance on the link below. 

Getting to The East Lancashire Railway Santa Special

During the Santa Specials, the Heywood Shuttle will run from Heywood to Bolton Street Station. 

Heywood Shuttle tickets are priced at £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children 3-17 years and are only available in advance. 

More details on the link below. 

Check out more places to see Santa in and around Greater Manchester here. 

Always check with organiser before setting off
Address: The East Lancashire Railway Bolton Street Station, Bury, BL9 0EY.

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