Santa Special

Ride with Santa for a magical experience

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30th November and 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st-24th December 2019

Travel in a festive train carriage for a magical trip where Santa and his jolly helpers visit you in your seat with a gift. Grown-ups get treated to white wine and mince pies, whilst children enjoy a soft drink and a gingerbread man*. Each child will also receive an activity pack to keep them entertained on this enchanting one hour journey. Donít forget to bring your very best singing voice to join in with your favourite Christmas songs too!

* Gluten, dairy and vegan biscuit options available.

Advanced booking is essential for this popular event.

Fares (includes booking fees)

Nov 30th, 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st-23rd December
Adult - £18
Child aged 1 - 16 years - £18
Baby under 1 year - £10

24th December
Adult - £19
Child aged 1 - 16 years - £19
Baby under 1 year - £11

Please note the below before booking:

  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable
  • Seat allocation will begin in mid October - no tickets will be emailed or posted before then
  • Please ensure you have the correct date, time and total number in your party when booking. Changes after submission will be charged a £10 admin fee per booking
  • You will have a choice of either an eticket that you print at home or a printed ticket posted to the order address
  • All seats on the Santa Specials are numbered and allocated (like theatre tickets)
  • Once seats are allocated, if additional tickets are bought we cannot guarantee we will be able to add extras to the party, but will do our best
  • If you wish to sit with another party, please make the booking in one name
  • Seats are in blocks of four around a table - if your party is larger, seats will be split across the aisle so that you can all see each other. Please be aware, in this situation, you may be sharing that table with another party
  • Please note gifts are only given to children, when booking you will be asked for the ages of the child(ren) so that we can give the correct age appropriate gift
  • If you are bringing an adult with additional needs who would like a gift from Santa rather than the adult refreshments, please choose an appropriate age ticket for a suitable gift and let us know when you take your seats
  • Babies under the age of 1 year will be sat on the lap of an accompanying adult and will receive a gift from Santa
  • Unfortunately we are unable to offer our carer concession on Santa Specials
  • Assistance dogs only
  • Wheelchair passengers can be accommodated in a special carriage. Please call reservations on 01962 733810 as it is necessary to pre-book tickets in this carriage

Parking information and before you arrive:

  • Parking at Alresford can be difficult as limited spaces are available at the station. Car parking is also available at Perins School, Arelbury Park and Sun Hill Junior School. Ticket holders will be sent parking information by email before the event, you can also see this here: Parking information for Santa Specials 7th-22nd December.
  • Please note we do not have the space on our trains to carry prams/pushchairs. There will be a buggy park outside Alresford station with limited spaces for prams/pushchairs to be left. 
  • Please allow approx 45 mins for parking and possibly a 10 minute walk to the station, to arrive at the station 15 mins before your departure
  • Alresford Station postcode SO24 9JG


Fancy a souvenir? Christmas bauble!

We have collaborated with Long Barn to produce a bauble that captures the spirit and splendour of our Santa Specials. Each glass bauble is hand painted from the inside and comes nestled in a green linen covered gift box stamped Available to buy at our Alresford shop at only £10.

A donation from every sale will go to Alresford Pigs Association, who have given financial help to those in need in Alresford and the surrounding villages for more than 40 years.

The Company does not guarantee that the trains will arrive or depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice, or to substitute a different train should this be necessary for whatever reason.