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Santa Specials 2022 – Tickets Now Available!


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Santa Specials 2022 – Tickets Now Available!

As the Festive Season is getting into full swing why not give the whole family an exciting treat by taking a trip on a Santa Special Train. The children get to see Santa, there’s a treat for the adults, entertainment for the whole family and all without queues. Car Parking is free too.

This special festive treat features:

  •  See Santa on the train.
  • A gift for every child.
  • A miniature bottle of spirits for every adult.
  • A cookie delivered to your seat for all adults and children.
  • A colouring book and pencils for each child.
  • Pinxton Puppet Show in a heated and decorated marquee after your train journey.
  • Animatronics tableau.

Also available and new for 2022 are goodie boxes containing a Festive selection of sweets, chocolate and popcorn can be pre-ordered when purchasing your tickets for a small supplement.

New Offer! Santa Special First Class compartment experience!

New for 2022, enjoy a festive trip in a private compartment with you and five friends or family members.  This includes all of the other festive treats of standard class with the additional luxury of private First Class accommodation!  Compartments are strictly limited so book quickly!

Please note, each First Class compartment ticket covers up to six passengers.

Tickets are very popular and strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  

Unfortunately we are unable to take bookings in person at Butterley Office during the week.

We also offer discounts for parties of more than 20 – please call us on 01773 570140 for party bookings.

By telephone: We accept most major debit and credit cards, so call us with your requirements and your card details on 01773 570140.  Please note telephone bookings attract a £5 surcharge.

For our terms and conditions please click here.

Planning your Visit to the Santa Specials

We recommend that you arrive at Butterley Station at least 30 minutes before your train departs.  This allows time for parking, collecting your tickets from the booking office, and purchasing hot drinks etc. from the tea room on the platform before boarding your train.

The train journey is approximately a one hour round trip.

Hot drinks, soft drinks and snacks are available on the platform at Butterley Station once you’ve collected your tickets and before you board the train.

A selection of snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are available at the on-train bar located in the buffet car.

Shelter is provided by a large heated and decorated marquee with an animatronics display. This is also the venue for the Pinxton Puppet Show after your train ride. Refreshments are available on train buffet car.

Please note, we make all efforts to provide access for those with reduced mobility.  The trains we use for the Santa Specials were designed in the 1950s, and unfortunately were not built with access to people of reduced mobility in mind.  We can currently accommodate passengers who can walk a short distance whilst our volunteers safely stow their wheelchair in the luggage compartment, and we do offer access ramps.  Please ring to discuss any specific needs or requirements concerning persons of reduced mobility you may have prior to booking.

Please note that it is not possible to visit the Swanwick Junction Museum complex during Santa Specials.