Leisure & Travel
by Aspect County

A festive treat for train lovers beckons this December. Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas with the popular Santa Special trains from Tenterden to Northiam. At Tenterden Station the beautiful Victorian carousel provides unlimited free rides for the young and young at heart alike.

On board the festively decorated steam trains, you’ll meet Santa during the 1 hour 10 minute return journey. Look out for his elf helpers with their sacks full of lovely presents – every child receives a gift from Santa in person whilst teenagers receive a box of festive chocolates. Everyone receives complimentary refreshments too – a mince pie & choice of soft or alcoholic drink for adults and a soft drink & chocolate bar for children. Babies under 18 months of age at the time of travel are free of charge (providing they are not occupying a seat) and there’s a little free gift for them too!

As part of the free activities on the day, there will be a top-secret festive attraction for all the family to enjoy, children can write a letter to Santa and each group will receive one free printed family photo to take away as a momento of the day.

There is limited free parking for Passengers for their visit at Tenterden Town Station.
On the 21st December, the railway will be operating a less intensive timetable to welcome individuals, groups and families with children on the autistic spectrum or those who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. On this date the Railway will still be offering the full programme of events and activities for everyone to enjoy!

Santa Specials will operate on selected days from 1st to 24th December. Ticket prices start from £24 per person for standard class seats and include all activities mentioned. Tickets are still available to book online for standard class seats and family compartments and first class.

Telephone 01580 765155 or go to www​.kesr​.org​.uk/​s​a​n​t​a​-​s​p​e​cials