Santa Claus is coming to the… North Yorkshire Moors Railway!

Santa Specials Dates from Grosmont Station: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 December 2018

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget! 

Departing from Grosmont Station, the Santa Specials bring Christmas to life and give children the chance to meet the legendary man himself on board the train. They will be able to tell him what they would like to open on Christmas morning - providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!

  • Visit Santa's onboard Grotto and meet Santa's helpers!
  • Age appropriate present for each child.
  • Approx. 85 minute journey on board the Santa Express.
  • Christmas Activity Bag.
  • Juice and a piece of fruit for each child. 
  • Mince Pie, Hot Drink & Alcoholic Tipple for each adult.

Santa Specials will depart from Grosmont Station at 10:25, 12:30 & 14:35, lasting approximately 85 minutes. Price Adult £22, Child £22 including present and activity bag.

Group Rates (20+) can be booked via Customer Services on 01751 472508. Prices from £20 per adult or child.


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Terms & Conditions

  • Departure times will be 10:25, 12:30 and 14:35 from Grosmont lasting approximately 85 minutes per fixed round trip.
  • The Grosmont Santa Specials are non-stop departing from Grosmont to Goathland.
  • Grosmont Santa Specials include an onboard Grotto which each child will visit onboard the service.
  • Drinks and mince pies are to be collected from the marquee before services depart.
  • The Tea Room will close after the last service departs.
  • The Station shop will stay open for the return of the last train at Pickering and Grosmont.
  • No pets are allowed on Santa Special services other than assistance dogs.
  • Concessions for Carers and Disabled People. Our policy admits the necessary companion, or carer, of a disabled visitor free of charge, while the Santa Special ticket cost applies to the disabled visitor – both adults and Children. We request customers who have purchased a free Carers ticket online to please produce of one of the following forms of ID: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Document, Disability Living Allowance Record Book, Attendance Allowance Book, Invalidity Benefit Book, Visual Impairment Registration Card (BD8), Blue/Orange Parking Permit or written confirmation of the above from the DWP with photographic identification.
  • Due to carriage restrictions we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or pushchairs onboard the Santa Specials at Pickering. We can accommodate a limited number of wheelchairs at Grosmont. Please speak to Customer Services in advance of booking. Telephone 01751 472508 then *242, or email on [email protected]
  • Disabled Parking is available at both Stations (Charges apply) – more details can be found
  • All Santa Special Tickets will be posted from the w/c 12 November 2018.

Groups Terms & Conditions

  • Discounted Group Rates are available for groups (20+) full paying passengers. Group Organisers/Free leaders are charged at the agreed Group discount rate.
  • Group Trade number confirmations must be confirmed by 28 September 2018. The agreed numbers will be invoiced at this point.
  • Group bookings (non-invoice clients) are required to make a 50% deposit to make a booking and reserve seating. The remaining balance will be due 28 September 2018.
  • For all group bookings we require confirmation of adult and child numbers. For children travelling we also require gender and age to provide appropriate present.
  • Group tickets will be posted in advance of service.
  • All Santa Special Tickets will be posted from the w/c 12 November 2018.

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