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Santa Steam Specials

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

December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th

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!

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

A present for fare-paying children completes the experience, before your steam train arrives to take you back to Kidderminster.

Santa Steam Specials operate on: December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th.

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+.

*  On December 24th train departs at 1.30pm.
+  Does not operate on December 24th

Why not come for the 'Twilight Trains' at 3.30 & 4.00 and experience the magic of Santa's grotto, our stations' festive lights and a steam train journey as it gets dark!?

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).

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 December 2nd & 23rd.


Fares for this event Adult
Booking fee
 Pre-book - Dec 2nd & 3rd
£14.50 £14.50
£1.75 per booking
 Pre-book - Dec 9th & 10th
£16.00 £16.00 £16.00 £7.00
£1.75 per booking
 Pre-book - Dec 16th & 17th
£17.00 £17.00
£7.00 £1.75 per booking
 Pre-book - Dec 23rd & 24th
£18.00 £18.00
£1.75 per booking
 Purchased on the day
Not available
Not available
Not available
Not available
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 on the back of your ticket 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. Requests for refunds MUST be received 10 days prior to travel and will be at the discretion of the General Manager.
You must travel on the date and at the train time you have booked. Should you miss your departure time we will do our best to accommodate you on another train but this is NOT guaranteed.
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.

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