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Railway Event:Santa Specials at Spa Valley Railway

Railway Event, from 5 Dec 2020

Spa Valley Railway

Spa Valley Railway


Spa Valley Railway


West Station,
Tunbridge Wells,

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Have a magical experience at the Spa Valley Railway in Christmas 2020!
Take a ride on our Santa Specials for a festive memorable family day out this Christmas. Our impressive steam engine will take everyone on a picturesque journey through the Kent and Sussex countryside from Eridge to Tunbridge Wells with the opportunity to see Santa Claus himself from the comfort of your seats whilst on board the train.

Trains depart from Eridge Station on 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December 2020 at 10:00, 12:30, 15:00. Your experience will last around 2 hours.

What's included:

Steam and Heritage Diesel train ride from Eridge to Tunbridge Wells West and return.
You will get to see Father Christmas with a present for every child.
Photo opportunity with Santa Claus.
Mince Pie for every adult and child, pre-boxed and on the train.
Prices: Adult £18, Child £16 & Baby £5.
Premium Santa Specials
Looking to upgrade and travel in our premium compartment carriages? Well on board our Santa Special train we have our two compartment carriages (Coach D and Coach E) available for you to travel in at a slightly extra cost, with a snack box per person included too!

In addition to the Standard Santa Specials, the Premium Santa Special experience includes:

A snack box per person (not babies).
A Christmas cracker per person.
Travel in one of our Premium compartment coaches from Eridge and return.
Price: £140 per compartment of 6 persons (so you pay one fee and bring up to 6 persons!)
Please note: When booking the Premium Compartment option, you must click through the seating options to Coach D or Coach E, no other carriages are available. Please do not mix other seats in other compartments as you will not be sat together!

Other Information

Please note all steam and heritage diesel locomotives are subject to availability.
All Spa Valley Railway Santa Specials are run by dedicated and hardworking volunteers.
Please read our Santa Special FAQs before contacting the railway with any queries.
Please read our Santa Specials Terms & Conditions before completing your booking.
Due to the COVID-19 situation we are faced with the way in which this event operates could change at the last minute. This is likely to be outside of the Spa Valley Railway's control.
If you select an e-ticket please ensure you print it off and bring it with you on the day either printed or on you mobile phone/tablet.


Please read our Santa Specials Terms & Conditions before completing your booking.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations.

Seats MUST be selected at the time of booking otherwise seating of your party together cannot be guaranteed. If you select seats that are not together then you will not be sat together on board the train. It is impossible for us to alter seat allocations on the day or in the event of other seats selling.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Dec 2020
Sat 12 - Sun 13 Dec 2020
Sat 19 - Thu 24 Dec 2020



See location of Spa Valley Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 590439  Lat: 51.17285 Long: 0.27381

West Station is adjacent to Sainsbury's off A26 Eridge Road. Frequent local bus services connect to the town centre and mainline stations.
Eridge station is shared with Southern's London Bridge - Uckfield line.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Eridge / Tunbridge Wells station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups