Santa Specials 2017

Meet Santa at the Kent & East Sussex Railway

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Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas with our popular Santa Special trains. At Tenterden Station the beautiful Victorian carousel provides unlimited free rides for the young and young at heart alike.

On board the festively decorated steam trains, you'll meet Santa during the 1 hour 10 minute return journey. Look out for his elf helpers with their sacks full of lovely presents - every child receives an age appropriate gift from Santa himself whilst teenagers (13 to 15) receive a scrummy box of festive chocolates. Everyone receives complimentary refreshments too - a mince pie & choice of soft or alcoholic drink for adults and a soft drink & chocolate bar for children. Babies under 18 months of age at the time of travel are free of charge (providing they are not occupying a seat) and there's a little free gift for them too!

Santa Specials are very popular - we suggest that you book early to secure your preferred date, as capacity is limited.

LAST FEW SEATS AVAILABLE - a guide to availability of each seat type is shown below (Last update: Wednesday 22nd November).

  

Standard Class Tickets - from £18

  • Return train journey
  • Meet Santa onboard
  • An age appropriate present for children from Santa
  • Refreshments served to you at your seat
  • Unlimited carousel rides at Tenterden Station
  • Free family group photograph
  • Visit to the station Christmas model village

 

December  2nd 3rd 9th 10th 16th 17th 22nd 23rd 24th
Standard Class Tickets £18 £18 £21 £21 £23 £23 £18 £23 £23
Current availability

ALL SOLD OUT

 

Standard Class Family Compartments - from £160

As for Standard Class Tickets plus:

  • Private compartment perfect for a family gathering
  • Price includes accommodation for up to eight people

Available to book by telephone - call 01580 765155

December  2nd 3rd 9th 10th 16th 17th 22nd 23rd 24th
Compartment for up to 8 £160 £160 £185 £185 £200 £200 £160 £200 £200
Current availability LAST FEW - call 01580 765155 ALL SOLD OUT

First Class Tickets - from £24

As for Standard Class Tickets plus:

  • Presents are personalised with your child's name
  • Carpeted open plan carriage with increased legroom
  • An enhanced range of complimentary refreshments served at seat
  • Available on selected trains only

Available to book by telephone - call 01580 765155

December  2nd 3rd 9th 10th 16th 17th 22nd 23rd 24th
First Class Tickets £24 £24 £27 £27 £29 £29 £24 £29 £29
Current availability LAST FEW REMAINING - call 01580 765155

First Class Family Compartments - from £175

For an extra special treat, in addition to the Standard Class features, our First Class Family Compartments:

  • Your own private compartment with wider seats and increased legroom
  • Personalised presents for children
  • Enhanced range of complimentary refreshments served at seat
  • Price includes accommodation for up to four or six people

Available to book by telephone - call 01580 765155


December  2nd 3rd 9th 10th 16th 17th 22nd 23rd 24th
Compartment for up to 4 £125 £125 £135 £135 £145 £145 £125 £145 £145
Current availability ALL SOLD OUT

 

December  2nd 3rd 9th 10th 16th 17th 22nd 23rd 24th
Compartment for up to 6 £175 £175 £190 £190 £205 £205 £175 £205 £205
Current availability ALL SOLD OUT

 

Back at Tenterden station, pose for a free colour family photograph to take home as a memento of your special day. A visit to our Christmas Model Village is a must before the fun continues with a trip on the Victorian carousel.....

Our licensed restaurant will be serving Christmas lunches and other tempting dishes whilst our new kiosk adjacent to the platform offers grab 'n' go options.

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Availability

When making a booking, we strongly recommend that you purchase sufficient tickets for your group, as seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Whilst we will always do our best to assist, it may not be possible to add additional tickets to existing bookings. The above colour coded availability provides a guide to the current booking status of each seat type for that date.

Parking

Limited free parking is available at Tenterden Town Station. In the event that our own car park becomes full, we suggest visitors make use of the Pay & Display car parks nearby - you may wish to download & print this map

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time for your journey & to find a parking space, adding additional time for inclement weather & Christmas congestion. Our Santa Specials are very popular & we regret that we are unable to provide accommodation on later services if you miss your booked train.

Facilities for the mobility impaired

Our facilities have been carefully designed for those with impaired mobility. There are reserved blue badge spaces near to the station entrance at Tenterden and accessible toilets at the station. Our specially adapted carriage 'Petros' provides facilities for the mobility impaired and runs on Santa Specials marked (A). We strongly recommend that wheelchair users contact the booking office to ensure seats are reserved in suitable accommodation. There's full wheelchair access to the Station Refreshment Rooms and Gift Shop too. Our Booking Office staff will be pleased to assist in planning your day.

Terms & Conditions - Santa Specials

Santa Specials will operate in all but the most severe weather conditions. Should severe adverse weather conditions force us to cancel the advertised services, a replacement Santa Special will operate on Wednesday 27th December. Your ticket will be transferred to this date and a refund will not therefore be available. Should Wednesday 27th December become full, a further replacement service will operate on Thursday 28th December.

Our Santa Specials are very popular & we regret that we are unable to provide accommodation on later services if you miss your booked train. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your journey - including adverse weather, traffic and finding a parking space. 

A photographer may be taking photographs for K&ESR marketing purposes.

Please note that dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not permitted at this event.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Platform tickets are not available. Conditions of Carriage relating to passengers and luggage are detailed here and form part of our Terms and Conditions.

The purchase of Santa Special ticket(s) indicates your agreement to our Terms and Conditions. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without further notice. Information believed to be correct at time of publication E&OE