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Santa Special 2023

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Santa Special 2023


Create your warm magical memory with a Santa Steam Special experience. A perfect family get together, sprinkled with some festive fun, excitement and laughter.

Let Ribble Steam Railways Santa Specials bring extra pleasure and entertainment to your seasonal celebrations.

Enjoy light seasonal refreshments, snuggled up warm in your steam-heated carriage. Watch their eyes light up, young and old, as Father Christmas visits you in your seat to hand you your personal Christmas present.

Should you require wheelchair access please contact us prior to making your booking.


Things You Need To Know

Please give yourselves enough time to arrive and relax. We recommend around 30 minutes before the departure time of your booked train. All our trains run to a timetable. Ensure you Book In with your ticket at our reception desk.

Take time to explore the sights, sounds and smells of our festively decorated Museum and Historical Engines. Enjoy our model railway displays and hands-on interactive activities.

Visit our Mrs Ribble's Tea Room with hot and cold drinks, cakes, tasty food and snacks.

Prams can be left inside the museum, at the top of the ramp near the platform, there is no room for prams on the train.

You may want to visit the toilet before your Santa Special train ride. Our heritage coaches do not have toilets. Your train journey takes about 45 minutes. Toilets can be accessed in the Gift Shop.

Parking is free and outside the museum.

If you need to know anything during your visit talk to a member of staff or our volunteers. We will do our best to help you to make your Ribble Santa Experience magical!

Father Christmas, his elves and all our volunteers are looking forward to meeting you soon.

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