Santa Specials

Santa Special Tickets on sale 1st September

Come and join us for our Santa Specials in 2024!

Board a steam train at Amerton Station and travel to Toyland to meet Santa and receive a hand-picked gift! You also receive a festive goodie bag to enjoy while surrounded by beautiful Staffordshire countryside as the train meanders through the fields on a frosty winter’s day.

Each compartment will receive a goodie bag with treats, Amerton Railway colouring sheets, puzzles and colouring pencils. Children receive a hand-picked Christmas present from Santa, and for the adults a warm mince pie and sherry. 

Santa and his Elves will be back!


Tickets are for the entire compartment on the train carriage, you do not require one for each guest. Numbers are given below for the adult seating space, of course, children take up a little less room but we hope this allows you to best judge your space requirements.

  • Standard Compartment – Seats 6 Adults – £TBC
  • Small Compartment – Seats 3 Adults – £TBC
  • Large Compartment – Seats 8 Adults – £TBC
  • Accessible Compartment – Seats 3 Adults and 1 Wheelchair £TBC

The accessible compartment will carry one wheelchair and has a bench that will seat 3 adults comfortably, if you book this compartment without a wheelchair it will seat 6 people, but please book other compartments first.

Large/ Multiple Compartment Bookings: Please bear in mind that there is only one small, one large, and one accessible compartment per train. There are no small compartments next to large or accessible compartments. If you wish to sit together, you can only sit in the appropriately sized adjacent compartments. Compartments are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, and as such we can’t guarantee you will be able to sit together, however, it is more likely our volunteers will be able to seat you together if you arrive early. If you have special booking requirements please call us on 01889271337 or e-mail us at santa@amertonrailway.co.uk.

On our booking system you will be asked about the ages and gender of the children, this is so we can make sure Santa picks out the best present for them.

It’s all for Charity!

This event is organised by our volunteers to support the charity that maintains our heritage steam and diesel locomotives. All of our volunteers are very enthusiastic and are eager to make sure your visit is as unique and memorable as possible. If you have any questions or special requests, please let us know!

In the past we’ve had marriage proposals (with the ring presented by Santa!), pregnancy and baby gender reveals as well as special birthday or Christmas presents!


Our Santa Specials are soon to be confirmed.

We have presents for children of all ages from babies to 9+.

Please note that you will be unable to book tickets for a train on the same day you wish to travel, booking closes at midnight.

Contact us

If the phone isn’t answered please leave a message or contact us by E-Mail or Facebook. Our phones are manned by volunteers who may be at work.

E-mail: santa@amertonrailway.co.uk

Call: 01889 271337

Santa Specials Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the carriages heated?

    The carriages we use are old and although we have done lots to improve them they are partly open to the elements, mostly on one side. Please wrap up warm.

  • Do I have to create a PayPal Account?

    We use Paypal to process all our card transactions. You can complete the payment without setting up an account by using the guest checkout which appears when you are directed to paypal. Ensure at the bottom of the form where it asks Why not Create a Paypal Account you click on No Thanks and agree to the terms and conditions.

  • Do we get off the train to see Santa?

    Santa comes along the outside of the train to meet all the passengers as we don’t have facilities to accommodate all the passengers away from the train.

  • Do we get reserved seats?

    Though we do not reserve a specific seat on the train, your choice of compartment will determine where you sit as each carriage has different seating plans. If you have booked multiple compartments as a group and would like to sit close to eachother, we may be able to help. The best thing to do is arrive early for your train and make one of our volunteers aware as soon as possible.

  • How long are you on the train for the Santa Specials?

    You will be on the train for around 25 minutes. This will include time at ‘Toyland’ while you see Santa.

  • What are your train times?

    Our train times are as follows:

    • 11:00
    • 11:40
    • 12:20
    • 13:00
    • 13:40
    • 14:20
    • 15:00
    • 15:40 (Doesn’t run on Christmas Eve)
    • 16:20 (Doesn’t run on Christmas Eve)
    • 17:00 (Doesn’t run on Christmas Eve)

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Santa Specials