Santa Specials 2022

26th Nov 2022

Our Santa Special service is returning for 2022 with extra dates added due to high demand. 

The experience will feature a round trip on our railway hauled by one of our hard-working locomotives assisted by a diesel locomotive at the rear due to the very steep climb away from the station.

For all dates in November it is currently planned to use one of our diesel locomotives to haul the train*.

For all dates in December it is currently planned "Joyce" or "Austin 1"**. All Steam hauled services will be in Steam heated carriages.

There are 5 sessions per day. 09:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:30 and 16:00.

On arrival at the Station Grown Ups will be served refreshments including mulled wine or hot chocolate and mince pies from the platform which they can then take onto the train. During the Train Ride Santa’s Helpers will distribute a goody bag containing festive treats and a drink from the Buffet Trolley. 

New for 2022: Our Buffet Coach will be traveling with the train and passengers will be able to purchase additional refreshments during the train ride and whilst the train is in the station.

On Arrival back into our Midsomer North Pole platform Children will be invited to visit Father Christmas in his Train Carriage Grotto and all children will receive a wrapped gift.

Our Station Shop and Emporium will be open and will help you find those last minute gift ideas. 

The Railway Museum and Pill box will also be open to visitors.


As with 2022, this year you can book either a compartment for up to 8 people in one of our Compartment Carriages, or a table in our Buffet Coach - each table consists of four grouped seats. 

A compartment has a minimum of 4 people (Including adults and children aged 3 and above) and you have the option of booking the compartment up to a maximum of 8 people.

A table in our Buffet Coach has a minimum of 2 people (Including adults and children aged 3 and above) and you have the option for booking the table for up to 4 people.

New for 2022: Due to increasing costs, in 2022 small supplement will be charged for children aged 2 and under to cover the cost of the present and small refreshments.

During checkout we will ask you to confirm the age and first name of the children in your group in order to help us personalise the experience. We will also collect information about special diets and food allergies and intolerances.


Prices have been frozen at the same price from 2021 with exception of a small supplemental charge of £3.50 which will be charged for children aged 0-2 years old to cover the cost of the present and small refreshments. Each passenger aged 3 and above are charged at £12 each and are subject to the minimum numbers for either a compartment or table.

Price includes train ride, wrapped gift and goody bag containing festive treats and a drink for children plus a soft drink or mulled wine and locally produced mince pie for adults.

Important Information:

There is limited space in our 1950s style carriages so we ask that, where possible, pushchairs are not carried onto the train but left under the platform shelter where they will be safe.

With the exception of Assistance Dogs, no dogs allowed for this event due to the presence of many children.

Parking at our site will be limited and reserved for Disabled Passengers. Please utilise Norton Hill School or South Road Car Park. Both situated a short walk from the railway.

*We reserve the right to substitute the Diesel locomotive should operational needs require it.*

**As of July 2022 it is our intention to utilise our fleet of Steam Locomotives for our Santa Special Services. However due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the supply of coal and ever increasing costs we reserve the right to substitute motive power with one of our Diesel Locomotives.**


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Dates for Santa Specials 2022


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