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Santa Steam Specials

Take a magical steam train ride to see Santa in his grotto

December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd

Santa Steam Specials

Get Christmas off to a magical start by joining one of our Santa Steam Specials to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto!

Tickets available soon!

Travel by steam train in reserved seats from Kidderminster to Arley where the children, and the grown-ups, will have the thrill of meeting Father Christmas in his grotto.

Pick up an early Christmas present for all fare-paying children, before the steam train of your choice takes you back to Kidderminster.

Santa Steam Specials operate on: December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd.

Trains depart from Kidderminster at 9.45am, 10.15am, 10.45am, 11.15am, 11.45am, 12.15pm, 12.45pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm & 4.00pm.

You can catch any train back from Arley (seats available on a first come, first served basis), and you may break your journey at Bewdley on the return if you wish (subject to train times).

Santa Steam Specials
Dec 1
9.45 10.15 10.45
11.15 11.45 12.15
12.45
1.15 2.00 2.30
3.00 3.30 4.00
Dec 2
9.45 10.15 10.45 11.15 11.45 12.15 12.45 1.15 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00
Dec 8
9.45 10.15 10.45 11.15 11.45
12.15 12.45 1.15
2.00
2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00
Dec 9
9.45 10.15 10.45 11.15 11.45 12.15 12.45 1.15 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00
Dec 15
9.45
10.15 10.45 11.15 11.45 12.15 12.45 1.15 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00
Dec 16
9.45 10.15 10.45 11.15 11.45 12.15 12.45
1.15 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30
4.00
Dec 22
9.45 10.15
10.45 11.15 11.45 12.15 12.45 1.15 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00
Dec 23
9.45 10.15 10.45 11.15 11.45 12.15 12.45 1.15 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30
4.00

Denotes available to book, online or by telephone on 01562 757900  
Denotes less than 100 seats available - book now or call 01562 757900   
Denotes less than 50 seats available or fully booked - book now

Your ticket includes:

  • Guaranteed seats on a steam train from Kidderminster to Arley.
  • Entry into Santa's Grotto to meet Father Christmas.
  • A present for fare-paying children.
  • Travel from Arley to Kidderminster on a steam train of your choice (seats available on a first come, first served basis), with the option to break your journey at Bewdley (subject to train times).

Important Information:

  • The train journey lasts approximately 30 minutes in each direction. You should allow at least 3 hours for your experience.
  • Seating on the train is available on tables of 4, and compartments of 8. Groups with more than 8 members will not be seated together.
  • There are no nappy changing facilities on the train.
  • Wheelchair users MUST reserve a space on the train at the point of booking. We cannot accommodate wheelchair users who do not PRE-BOOK a reservation on the train.
  • Buggies and pushchairs MUST be folded down and stored in the Guard's Van when on the train.
  • A trolley serving refreshments is normally available on the train.
  • Kidderminster Station has a restaurant, toilets and pub available to use before or after your train ride.
  • Arley Station has limited food and toilet facilities.
  • You are advised to arrive at the Station 45 minutes before your train departs. Parking will be available at our Station (DY10 1QR), the mainline station (DY10 1QX), Kidderminster Harriers FC (DY10 1NB)* and King Charles School (DY10 1XA). *Limited parking on some dates.
TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE ONCE PURCHASED.

Fares for this event Adult
Senior
Child
Babies*
Booking fee
 Pre-book - Dec 1st & 2nd
£15 £15
£15
£7.50
£1.75 per booking
 Pre-book - Dec 8th & 9th
£17 £17 £17 £7.50
£1.75 per booking
 Pre-book - Dec 15th & 16th
£18 £18
£18
£7.50 £1.75 per booking
 Pre-book - Dec 22nd & 23rd
£20
£20 £20
£7.50
£1.75 per booking
Other information
       
Annual Family Pass: NOT VALID Children: 1 - 15 years (includes a present from Father Christmas) *Fare-paying babies under 12 months will receive a present, but MUST NOT take up a seat.

Please read the booking conditions carefully, if you do not feel able to accept these conditions your tickets should be returned, at your expense, for a refund which will EXCLUDE the booking fee.

Once you have booked your tickets, amendments will not be accepted.

Dogs (assistance dogs excepted) are NOT permitted on any of our Santa or Christmas Services.

Conditions of Use
  1. Once you have booked your tickets, amendments will not be accepted under any circumstance. Babies under 12 months without tickets must not take up a seat on the train.
  2. Refunds of pre-booked tickets will only be considered if they are received at least 10 days before the date of travel. Any refunds will be at the discretion of the General Manager.
  3. The Severn Valley Railway does not guarantee that trains will depart or arrive at a particular time and will not be held liable for any delay to the service or any inconvenience this may cause.
  4. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, we cancel your train, we will refund the monies paid by you, including the booking fee. We will NOT be liable for any other costs.
  5. You must travel on the date and at the train time you have booked. If you fail to arrive in time for the departure of your train, we will try to allocate seats on a later train BUT THIS WILL BE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND IS NOT GUARANTEED. Should we be unable to do so we WILL NOT refund any monies paid.
  6. If you are unable to travel to the SVR as a result of severe weather we DO NOT guarantee either a refund of replacement tickets.
  7. We will NOT refund or make allowance for the cost of returning tickets to us. It is for you to decide on the most effective way of returning tickets and you are required to bear the cost.
  8. We will NOT carry forward the face value of any unused tickets from one year to the next. 
Our staff and volunteers are NOT empowered to vary these conditions.

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