Santa Story Train adventure running exclusively from Pickering on the 22nd December.
After departing from Pickering, each Santa Story adventure train runs through to Levisham station and then back again to Pickering (total return journey is around 10 miles and takes approx. 90 minutes).
During the adventure, Santa’s elves will be providing entertainment throughout the train with songs, dancing and lots of fun, and Santa will be walking through the train, handing out an age specific present to each child at their seat.
Refreshments are included, and will be served on-board the train – children receive a carton of juice and adults will have a hot drink plus an alcoholic tipple. Everyone receives a scrumptious mince pie too.
There will be colouring pencils and activity sheets on-board so what better way to keep the children entertained at the start of their Christmas holidays.
Trains depart at 09.45am 11.20am, 1.40pm and 3.15pm and all tickets must be pre-booked – the fare is £20.00 per adult/child.
All Santa Special trains are all now full, we do occasionally see a few seats become available again due to cancellations and date swaps. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to register your interest for a particular date. Please include a contact number, details of the number of child and adult tickets required, and which station you wish to start at. We will telephone if we can match your requirements.
30 November, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 and 22 December.
The perfect Christmas treat
Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with the Santa Express shuttle service departing from Pickering, Grosmont or Whitby stations.
Perfect for families with young children, embark on this magical adventure on-board the Santa Express to meet Santa in his Grotto on-board the train. What better way to start the festive season?
The Ticket includes; Adult/Child return travel, a present for each child, a scrumptious mince pie for everyone, warming hot drinks, juice for the children and adults can enjoy a complimentary alcoholic tipple.
Please note that dogs are not allowed on our Santa services, these services get very busy and loud and can be frightening places for dogs, thank you for your understanding.
Please email us on email@example.com if you wish to register your interest for a particular date. Please include a contact number, details of the number of child and adult tickets required, and which station you wish to start at. We will telephone if we can match your requirements.
Tickets are £15 per child or adult.
Pickering – 30 November, 6, 7, 13 and 14 December. 1120, 1340, 1515.
Pickering – 20 and 21 December. 0945, 1120, 1340, 1515.
Grosmont – 30 November, 6, 13, 20, 21 and 22 December. 1130, 1345, 1530.
Whitby – 7 and 14 December. 1100, 1300, 1500.
Pickering Station Entertainment
Dec 6th LL’s Bells. 12.45pm. Tuesday Singers. 2.30pm
Dec 7th St Joseph’s school choir. 12.45pm. Chanticleer singers. 2.30pm
Dec 13th Malton White Star Band. All day (Start time TBC)
Dec. 14th Pickering Music Society. 12.45pm and 2.30pm
Dec. 20th Humnanby Brass Band. All day from 10.50am
Dec. 21st Swinton Excelsior Band. All day from 10.50am
Santa Special Photos
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Arrival at our stations and Parking
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure time shown on your ticket to allow sufficient time for parking and collection of your refreshments.
For those travelling to Pickering along the A169 from Malton please note there is currently roadworks between Pickering and Malton which are causing delays, please allow extra time for your journey.
Roadworks are also scheduled as follows in Scarborough:
There will be three full weekend closures of the A64 between Staxton roundabout and Seamer roundabout, from 8pm on Friday evening until 6am on Monday morning on:
21 to 24 November
28 November to 1 December
5 to 8 December
In addition there will be overnight carriageway closures on the A64 between Seamer roundabout and Eastfield roundabout from 24 November to 5 December, 8pm to 6am on Monday to Thursday nights only. There will also be lane closures, temporary traffic signals and convoy working between Staxton crossroads and Staxton roundabout from 8 to 16 December, 8pm to 6am. This work will require the closures of side roads entering the A64 and diversion routes will be in place.
We operate pay & display parking at our stations. For satellite navigation systems, the postcodes are Pickering Station – YO18 7AJ, Grosmont Station – YO22 5QE and Whitby Station – YO21 1YN.
Pushchair/buggy space is very limited, so please leave it in the car if you can!
At Pickering Station these will be served in the Learning Centre on Platform 2.
At Grosmont Station these will be served in the Marquee on Platform 2.
At Whitby all refreshments will be served on-board the Santa Express.
*Please note that at Whitby Station there are no toilets on the platform.The nearest toilets are directly outside the station and there is a charge payable to Scarborough Borough Council. Toilets are available on-board the train that can be used once it has left the station.