Spa Valley Railway Santa Special

Another magical Christmas experience awaits families travelling on the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells this year

As in previous years, passengers will have a festive and memorable family day out on our Santa Special Trains.  The impressive steam engine will take everyone on a picturesque journey through the delightful Kent and Sussex Countryside with the opportunity to see Santa Claus himself from the comfort of your seat whilst on board the train.

The experience will last around 2 hours and trains will start at Eridge and journey to Tunbridge Wells West where everyone can alight and proceed into the Victorian engine shed for a photo opportunity with Santa and his sleigh before returning to Eridge.  Presents will be given out 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? There will be two compartment carriages (Coach D and Coach E) available to book for a little extra cost to include a snack box per person.

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!


Money raised from ticket sales is used to keep the heritage railway open for all to enjoy.  The railway and the Santa Specials are run by dedicated and hardworking volunteers.

To book your tickets on the Santa Special visit

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