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The Great Central Santa Express (SE23)

Experience the enchantment of Christmas with a heartwarming journey on our heritage steam railway!

Join us for a festive adventure as we invite you to meet Santa and his jolly helpers on the train!

The little ones will be delighted with our specially created Christmas Activity Pack, filled with games, puzzles, and colouring sheets. Santa knows how to spread happiness and cheer, and every child on board will receive a special Christmas gift from the man himself! The joy in their eyes will be priceless as they unwrap their surprises, and that's not all! Each child will receive a drink and a treat onboard as well!

We haven't forgotten about the grown-ups! As you enjoy the scenery and laughter of the children, indulge in a complimentary Irish Cream Liqueur and a delectable warm Mince Pie. It's the perfect way to savour the season.

We'll also have an At Seat Bar Service. So that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. The joy continues even after the journey ends. Every child will also receive a Goody Bag with surprises to take home as a keepsake of this unforgettable Christmas adventure.


Tickets are valid for one Santa Express experience on the date and time slot specified, please arrive at Loughborough Central a minimum of 20 minutes before the slot on your ticket.


♿ denotes service is planned to convey an accessible coach which has a limited number of reservable wheelchair spaces for passengers who need to remain in their wheelchair whilst on the service. These spaces must be reserved online when adding adult tickets to your booking, reservations are free of charge but must be accompanied with a valid Adult/Child/Infant ticket at time of travel.

Wheelchair users who can walk a short distance to a standard carriage seat and do not require to remain in their wheelchair during the service do not need a wheelchair space reservation.


Only Assistance Dogs are permitted onboard Santa Express services.

Cancellation & Amendment

Cancelled bookings will not be refunded, however with more than 14 (fourteen) days notice, we will endeavour to transfer your booking to another service, subject to availability. Transfers are subject to an administrative charge of £5.00 per person and the ticket price difference between the original and new dates.

All services are subject to availability or amendment. Additional services may be added to the timetable. Prices may be changed at any time without notice. Great Central Railway reserve the right to change our product offer at any time without notice.

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