Swanage Railway Swanage Railway Swanage Railway

Christmas Belle

Date: 2nd - 24th Dec

Join us during the festive season for a trip on the 'Christmas Belle' in our luxurious Pullman Observation Car.

During your one-hour return journey, you will travel through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck countryside while enjoying champagne and canapes, served at your seat. 

Soak up a traditional Christmas atmosphere in the specially decorated carriage with relaxing comfy chairs. You will also receive a personalised Christmas card and gift.

An additional Christmas Belle is operating Saturday 23rd December 2017 departing Swanage at 10:30

2017 Operating Dates
Saturday, 2nd December Sunday, 3rd December
Saturday, 9th December Sunday, 10th December
Saturday, 16th December Sunday, 17th December
Saturday, 23rd December Sunday, 24th December
2017 Departure Times
12:05 13:40 15:15
2017 Fares
Individual seat (one person) £32.50
Seat for two persons (two people) £65.00

Seating Plan

Customer Reviews
Totally exceeded expectations!! - [5 of 5 stars] Reviewed yesterday
We booked the 'Christmas Belle' for my mums birthday and it was brilliant and excellent value for money!
The staff were lovely, from the chap in the ticket office, to the manager who escorted us to the waiting area, all the elves and the server on the train. We had mulled wine whilst we waited, then an excellent train ride to Corfe and back. The server was very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. The Canapés were lovely and lots of champagne too! Already thinking about next years trip!
Visited December 2015
Christmas Belle - [5 of 5 stars] 14th December
I can only wholeheartedly agree with earlier reviewers. This was a wonderful afternoon trip on the railway and it exceeded all expectations. The volunteers and staff worked so hard to ensure everyone was having a great time and the stewards in the Observation car ensured it was a day to remember. Our champagne glasses were kept topped up; the food was lovely; and the present given to each couple on the return trip was thoughtfully created as a memento. Top marks to all concerned!
Visited December 2015
“Christmas Belle - First Class All the Way!”
We booked for the Christmas Belle one hour trip to Corfe including champagne and canapés and a Christmas gift. Sounded good when booking, and priced very reasonably. However what we actually received was more akin to a First Class VIP service.
From the moment we were escorted from the waiting office to the beautifully decorated waiting carriage, for mulled wine (or elderflower drink), to being taken to the Pullman carriage for the trip, during the trip then when leaving, we were treated with such kindness, excellence, enthusiasm and dedication by the volunteer staff, that in itself made the day very special.
They kept our drinks refreshed, served us with canapés during the trip and regalled us with the history of the Pullman.
An hour seemed to last much longer, and nothing was hurried.
A massive thank you to everyone for such a memorable and magical trip. Can't wait to return next year
Visited December 2016