Kick start your Christmas on one of our famous Santa Specials and treat the family to an enchanting voyage through the magical Irwell Valley! There’s more family fun, colourful characters and seasonal surprises than you can fit under a Christmas tree.
Immerse yourself into the festive atmosphere as you take a steam train trip with a host of happy elves and Father Christmas himself.
As you make your way through the beautifully decorated winter wonderland at Bury Bolton Street Station, you’ll meet Mrs Claus and the magical talking Christmas tree, and sing along with our chorus of singing polar bears. You’ll then board your steam train for a journey to Rawtenstall Station and back again. There will be more festive fun during your approximately 80-minute trip, where you’ll meet your favourite Christmas characters and enjoy a merry old sing-along with the brass band. While you travel, Santa himself will visit your carriage with a gift for every little one and there will be plenty of time to have a chat with him and take a Santa selfie or two.
Grown-ups can look forward to mince pies and a festive tipple or soft drink, whilst there will be a Fruit Shoot, chocolate and activity pack for the children.
What’s New for 2022!
Upgraded Winter Wonderland walkthrough at Bury Station featuring beautifully festive scenes, singing polar bears and a magical talking Christmas tree.
Interactions with special Christmas characters including old favourites like the elves and new classics like Mrs Claus and our very own Ice Princess.
Enhanced visit from Santa with extra time to talk and take photographs.
A Christmas gift for every child, selected by age brand.