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Santa Specials

10 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016

Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas with our popular Santa Special trains.  tenterden Station will echo to the sounds of a traditional pipe organ and 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 minutes return journey to the "North Pole".  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 and choice of soft or alcoholic drink for adults and a soft drink and chocolate bar for children.

For a special treat, why not book your own individual compartment - perfect for your own private gathering! there are Standard Class Family Compartments (available for up to 8 people) or, for an extra special experience, our First Class Family Compartments (which can accommodate up to 6) offer larger seats, enhanced refreshments and individually named presents from Santa for each child.

Back at the station, the fun continues with our Giant Snow Globe where you can pose for a family photograph - your very own FREE colour photograph as a memento of your special day.  Our licensed restaurant will be serving Christmas lunches and other tempting dishes whilst the BBQ will be producing delicious hotdogs and burgers. 


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Audio tours
  • Coaches welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Pets welcome
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Restaurant / cafe / tea shop / catering facilities