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Sun 15 Dec 2019

Santa Special

Sunday 15 December 2019

"Santa Claus is Coming to 'Steam Town'"

Departing: Lancaster, Carnforth
Steam from Lancaster & Carnforth - Round trip with Santa
Please Note: This trip is hauled by steam

We are delighted that Santa has confirmed he will be paying us a visit taking time out from his busy schedule.

Both Santa, his Elves and helpers will be taking over our train, and he invites you all on board, children will meet Santa in his Grotto specially constructed on the train. Grown ups can sit back and relax in your vintage Mark I or Mark II carriage and witness the majesty of our beautiful countryside at Christmas time, whilst enjoying some festive cheer.

What's In Store
Round trip in vintage carriages.
Gift for children from Santa.
Food on board (Children) - Packed lunch including sandwiches, fruit and cold drinks.
Grown up Treats - Warming Winter Filler.
On board Roaming Magician.


Santa Special
Family£80 (2 Adults & 2 children)

Route Information - 15th December: The trip is a circular route picking up passengers in Lancaster and Carnforth. The train heads east along the Keer Valley crossing the Lune Valley and into the hills towards Wennington. From here we travel along the edge of the Forest of Bowland and through the unmanned Bentham Station. Continuing easterly we head for Clapham, through dramatic scenery with the Yorkshire Dales to the north and the Forest of Bowland to the south we continue up through the Valley of the River Wenning before heading south to Giggleswick and down to Settle Junction. Following along the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park we arrive at Hellifield before turning to head along the Ribble Valley and on to Clitheroe.

From Clitheroe we continue south across the 48 arch viaduct at Whalley towards Blackburn. Leaving Blackburn on a westerly route we head along open countryside through Cherry Tree, Farington Curve and Bamber Bridge and on to Preston. From Preston we head back to Lancaster.

A child ticket is for a child aged 16 or under.

Provisional Timings
Station Outward Return
Lancaster 11:33 16:36
Carnforth 11:58 16:50
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