UK Christmas Train Rides

Christmas trains are some of the best holiday traditions a family can have. If your considering starting a new tradition this year that the entire family will enjoy, check out these UK Christmas train rides.

The West Lancashire Light Railway

Meet Santa while riding the Santa Special and bring your Christmas lists! Santa even gives out gifts to kids. Start a great family tradition today. You can book your ticket now:

Photo: West Lancashire Light Railway Website

The Ribble Steam Railway

Enjoy a ride behind a spectacular steam engine while enjoying refreshments as Santa visits each child and gives out Christmas presents. Your train ticket gives you access to the museum near the railway for even more family fun!
Tickets are availabke for purchase here:

Photo: Ribble Steam website

Midland Railway-Butterly

The Midland Railway’s “Santa Specials” are sure to delight people of all ages. Enjoy a festive ride where Santa comes by a visits with everyone. Every child on the train will receive a special Christmas gift and for the adults, spirits are available. Check out this great railway! Tickets are available here:

Photo: Midland Railway Website

Tanfield Railway

The Tanfield Railway’s “North Pole Express” is a magical train ride through Causey Valley. Look out for the many different kinds of wildlife that is next to the tracks. Children on the train receive a present from Santa, and the adults will receive warm drinks and other beverages. This train is very popular and should book in advance if you are looking to check out this great holiday attraction.

Photo: Tanfield Railway Website

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

Stop by the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and ride “Santa’s Polar Express”. Start a new family tradition this holiday season and enjoy a 7-mile round trip to Birkhill. Santa will be on the train to give out presents to all the children on board.


Photo: Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway Website


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