Santa Specials 2020
2020 booking available from August 1st.
Create your warm magical memory with a Santa Steam Special experience. A perfect family get together, sprinkled with some festive fun, excitement and laughter.
Let Ribble Steam Railways Santa Specials bring extra pleasure and entertainment to your seasonal celebrations.
Enjoy light seasonal refreshments, snuggled up warm in your steam-heated carriage. Watch their eyes light up, young and old, as Father Christmas visits you in your seat to hand you your personal Christmas present.
Tickets include access to our festively trimmed museum. Little ones and grown-ups, can climb aboard our treasured indoor miniature railway.
Should you require wheelchair access please contact us prior to making your booking.
E-TICKETS will BE SENT OUT TO YOU BY EMAIL IN EARLY NOVEMBER. POSTAL TICKETS will BE SENT TO YOU BY THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER.
Things You Need To Know
Please give yourselves enough time to arrive and relax. We recommend around 30 minutes before the departure time of your booked train. All our trains run to a timetable. Ensure you book in with your ticket at our reception desk.
Take time to explore the sights, sounds and smells of our festively decorated Museum and Historical Engines. We have model railway displays and hands-on interacts, as well as our Miniature Train ride for your children to enjoy.
We have Mr Ribble’s Family Outside Playground with brilliant play pieces and picnic tables. Dress up Warm!
Visit our Whistle Stop cafe with hot and cold drinks, cakes, tasty food and snacks.
Prams can be left inside the museum, at the top of the ramp near the platform, there is no room for prams on the train.
You may want to visit the toilet before your Santa Special train ride. Our vintage coaches do not have toilets. Your train journey takes about 40 minutes. (Toilets are accessed at the back of the shop and reception area, in the main museum building).
Parking is free and outside the museum.
If you need to know anything during your visit talk to a member of staff or our volunteers. We will do our best to help you to make your Ribble Santa Experience magical!
DATES – Saturday 28th November, Sunday 29th November, Saturday 5th December, Sunday 6th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th.
REMEMBER E-TICKET will BE SENT OUT TO YOU BY EMAIL IN EARLY NOVEMBER. POSTAL TICKETS will BE SENT TO YOU BY THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER.
Father Christmas, his elves and all our volunteers are looking forward to meeting you soon.
Cancellation & Refunds
Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 3 – 6 days will incur a 20% fee. Cancellations made within 48 hours to the event will incur a 50% fee. Any cancellation made within 24 hours will not be refunded.