Santa Specials on the Swanage Railway - Dorset's leading family Christmas attraction
Meet Santa in Dorset at the Swanage Railway this Christmas!
Bookings will open in August 2014
Where can you see Father Christmas in Dorset this year? Swanage of course!
The Swanage Railway's Santa Specials are famous around the world as
Dorset's leading family Christmas attraction, with easy access from neighbouring Hampshire.
Our premier heritage steam railway, located at the seaside
on the south coast of England, is pleased to be host to Santa each year when he visits our events at our
family friendly, premier heritage steam railway in Dorset each Xmas.
Regarded by many as the most entertaining seasonal attraction in Dorset,
our magical services are popular with families looking for a safe and reliable fun day out in
Swanage, Dorset, during the Xmas period.
Details of the 2014 Santa Specials Service will appear here
The event offers Christmas Fun for the whole family with
the opportunity to meet Santa visiting the Swanage Railway during December each year.
There's easy access to Swanage from all of Hampshire (Hants) and Dorset, so come to visit us soon.
On board Swanage Railway Santa Specials and Santa's little helpers at the ready at the Swanage Railway
A Swanage Railway spokesman comments:
"There is always a lovely and very unique atmosphere
on the Santa Special steam trains because there's the excitement and
atmosphere of travelling on a Southern Railway steam train that is
matched with the excitement and expectation of meeting Father Christmas
in person during the journey.
"Our volunteers love working on the Santa Specials because it is lovely to see the children's faces as they see a
real steam train - often for the first time - and then get to meet Father Christmas, receive their present from
him and actually talk to them while the steam train travels from Swanage to Norden and back.
"The excitement of seeing the ruins of Corfe Castle pass by the train window only gives added excitement
as the children open their presents from Father Christmas and the adults tuck into mince pies and a festive
drink. It's lovely," he added.
To avoid the hassle of trying to park in Swanage, Santa Special passengers can leave their vehicles in the
no hassle attended car park next to Norden station near Corfe Castle and take a special heritage diesel service
down to Swanage from where the exciting and magical journey behind steam with Father Christmas begins.
Ticket Office, General Enquiries and Reservations
Dorset BH19 1HB
Tel: 01929 425800
Reservations Fax: 01929 475208