What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than a great family Santa experience! 

Santa Specials run on Saturdays and Sundays from 26th Nov to 23rd Dec.

NEW for 2023! Our dog-friendly Santa Paws trains run on Sat 25th Nov (see below).

Looking for something extra special? Why not book one of our Breakfast With Santa experiences? (SOLD OUT)

***Prior booking is ESSENTIAL for all tickets***

All tickets include a meet with Santa, a present for children and complementary on-train refreshments.

All trains will be hauled by one of our steam locos, subject to its availability. Alternatively, trains will be hauled by one of our heritage diesel locos.

Our ‘Platform 3 Buffet’ will be open throughout, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and freshly prepared hot food.


26th Nov, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th and 23rd Dec

All tickets include complementary refreshments onboard the train, comprising: a glass of sherry and a mince pie for adults and a sweet treat and a Fruit Shoot for kids.

Whilst on the train, children can write their letters to Santa.

Once you get off the train, you’ll meet Santa in his workshop, where all children receive a present.

Upgrade – why not add a festive Goody Bag to your order?! (also available on the day, subject to availability). See ticket page for options.

Our wheelchair users’ compartment is also available to book. It can accommodate one wheelchair and up to 2 carers/companions.

5 Star Review “Absolutely brilliant. We took our grandchildren to go on the steam train and to see Father Christmas. Our granddaughter has autism they couldn’t have done more to make it a lovely experience for her. Highly recommended.” (Pamela Clamp, Google Review 2021)

Saturday 25th Nov ONLY

New for 2023! Santa Paws trains, where the WHOLE family gets to meet Santa!

Bring your dog along to meet Santa! Dog tickets are £7 and they receive a present from Santa and also an edible treat on the train.

All Human tickets are the same as the Santa Specials (see above), which include: complementary refreshments onboard the train, a meet with Santa in his workshop, and a present for all children.

(SOLD OUT) 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, and 23rd December only

Treat yourself to a VIP Christmas experience by joining Santa for breakfast!

Included in this ticket:

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Train ride (including complementary refreshments for children and adults)
  • Visit Santa’s Workshop where you see Santa again and children receive a present
  • Children’s festive Good Bag (one per child)

Breakfast is a small intimate experience with a maximum of six groups of up to 4 people each day. Tickets are booked per table, rather than per person. You will need to arrive by 9:30am for breakfast, which shall be served in our First Class carriage (which then departs as part of the 10am train service).

Breakfast Menu – Hot baps (choice of bacon, sausage, fried egg (V) or vegan sausage) and a pastry selection. Served with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, orange juice or Fruit Shoot.

Special dietary requirements: please let us know when booking

5 Star Review “Excellent VIP breakfast with Santa…So impressed, and again as many people have said in previous reviews the people running this place are volunteers so the extra effort they put into this place is even more appreciated.” (Chris N, TripAdvisor Dec 2021)

How to find us…

We are based near Chapel Brampton, a 10 minute drive from Kingsthorpe, and just off the A508.

The event and parking are both at Pitsford & Brampton Station.

Pitsford & Brampton Station
Pitsford Road
Chapel Brampton

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there a car park?
Yes, there is onsite parking, and also disabled spaces are available.

Please note that the car park is surfaced with gravel.

Do I need to book?
Prior booking is ESSENTIAL as we expect most (if not all) services will sell out in advance.
Are there toilets?
There are toilets on the platform, as well as disabled and baby-changing facilities.

There are not toilets on the train, and rides last roughly 30 minutes.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome at our Santa Paws event on 25th Nov, including onboard the train, provided they (and their human) are well behaved. However, dogs are NOT allowed on the seats inside the train carriages. We also ask that all dog owners are responsible and clean up any ‘accidents’.

Breakfast with Santa – Due to space constraints, dogs are NOT allowed to attend breakfast.

Is the site accessible in a wheelchair?
There are disabled parking bays on site, and the whole site is accessible via ramps.
Is there wheelchair accommodation on the train?

Yes, there is a wheelchair compartment on-board the train.  It can accommodate one wheelchair and up to 2 carers/companions (carers/companions charged at half standard fare for Santa events). Please speak to a member of staff at the box office when purchasing your ticket to arrange use of access ramp.

What COVID-19 restrictions are in place?
There are currently no legal restrictions relating to Covid-19. If that changes before the event then further information will be provided here.