Santa Story Train

festive fun with Santa Story Train Elves

Let’s have some festive fun

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.

Book Tickets Online

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.

Pickering Station Entertainment

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

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!


Santa Specials at Pickering Station these will be served in the Learning Centre on Platform 2 (29 Nov – 21 Dec).
Santa Specials at Grosmont Station these will be served in the Marquee on Platform 2.
Santa Specials at Whitby all refreshments will be served on-board the Santa Express.
Santa Story Train at Pickering all refreshments will be served on-board.

*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.

Santa Specials
Seats are still available online for our Santa Story Train. However all the Santa Special trains are full, we do occasionally see a few seats become available again due to cancellations and date swaps. Please email us on 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.


Scheduled Locomotives

Locomotives scheduled to run on Monday 6 July 2015

76079 - BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0

D7628 - Sybilla Class 25 Diesel

20142 - Class 20 Diesel

37264 - Class 37 Diesel


Subject to change at any time. Updated on the 6 July at 09.20


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