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Children will collect their Golden Tickets as the whole family join our jolly Elves and climb aboard Statfold's Santa Express and be transported to the North Pole in the beautifully lit steam train where an abundance of fun and excitement awaits.

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What's included:

  • You will be welcomed to Statfold by our merry Elves who will help you straight onto the beautifully-lit steam train, the 'Statfold Santa Express' 

  • Alight the train at the North Pole and immerse yourself into the Statfold Christmas experience.  

  • Opportunity to experience lots of Christmas characters
    around our award-winning museum, including lots of surprises!

  • Interact with Santa's very friendly and helpful Elves 

  • Every child with a Golden Ticket will receive a fun take-home activity pack from Santa and Mrs Claus

  • Children can bring along their pre written letter to Santa and post it in our enchanting postbox 

  • PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR TRAIN DEPARTURE TIME

Extras available:

  • The Statfold shop will be selling lots of stocking fillers for the special day

  • A seasonal Hot Chocolate stand, plus Diane's Diner is offering a special festive menu, including snacks and drinks

  • NEW for 2021 Enjoy the Magical Sleigh Virtual Reality Ride.

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SANTA EXPRESS 2021 DATES

 

26th & 28th November 2021

3rd, 4th, 5th December 2021

10th, 11th, 12th December 2021

 

17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd December 2021

Santa Express 2019 - Activities may vary

TICKETS

 

Adult £18.50

Children £23.50

Under 3's FREE (Babies in arms or toddlers go free, however will not receive a gift from Santa. If your under-3 understands the magic of Christmas, feel free to book them a full child's ticket.)

Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £80.00

Family (1 Adult + 3 Children) £85.00

Seniors 65+ £16.50

Carers FREE

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE ON ALL TICKETS IF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS MEAN THIS EVENT CAN'T TAKE PLACE.

100% Money Back
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Brand new virtual reality ride the 'Magical Sleigh Ride'
£5 per person, on-day bookings being taken

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FAQs

PARKING
Plenty of free parking in a clean cut field. Disabled parking is on hard standing which is closer to the entrance.
 
COVID PRECAUTIONS
A COVID-Secure environment. View our full arrangements here

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
We are offering everyone who purchases a ticket in advance a full money back guarantee if the event cannot take place due to COVID laws.

WHERE DOES THE TRAIN GO?
The track is fully situated within the Statfold grounds. Learn more about the narrow-gauge line on our 'Intro to the Line' page. Please note, for the Santa Express event the train journey is a one-way trip to Oak Tree Halt (The North Pole!). You will then be able to exit the site, via the car park, at your leisure. 

DO ALL THE CHILDREN MEET SANTA?
One of the highlights of the experience will be the opportunity to see Santa in his grotto. Sat upon his majestic throne, every child with a Golden Ticket will be able to enjoy this magical moment, and pictures can be captured for those precious memories.

MY CHILD NEEDS A RELAXED ENVIRONMENT
We have set aside Saturday 27th November for our guests who would like a more relaxed experience. There will be no hustle or bustle, flashing lights or loud music on these trains. Buy your tickets here.

WHAT FACILITIES DO YOU HAVE FOR DISABLED VISITORS
As this experience will be socially distanced where appropriate and to some extent self-guided there is no problem for access by wheelchairs, or indeed pushchairs. You can find out more about our accessible facilities here

HOW LONG WILL THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE TAKE?
We would recommend setting aside 2 hours to enjoy every part of the Christmas Statfold Santa Express Experience

ON ARRIVAL
Please bring clearly printed email confirmations (showing all purchased tickets). This will speed up checking-in processes and shorten any queues.

UNDER 3's TICKETS
All children who want the full Golden Ticket experience must buy a child ticket. With the free Under 3's ticket, babes-in-arms or toddlers can attend, however will not see Santa or take part in the children's activities.

Will there be live Reindeer this year?
All of Santa's Reindeers are training at the north pole this year ready for the big night, so will be unable to join in the fun here at Statfold.

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Don't just take our word for it. Read the reviews from Christmas 2019 on Tripadvisor

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"Came here to visit santa. Its was brilliant. The kids really enjoyed it and the attention to detail was second to none. Very magical experience for the whole family"

"We took the grandchildren on the santa train, what a great place,my grandson is autistic and he really enjoyed every minute. Ive never seen him so excited, Mrs Claus ws great with him. It was so organised from the parking to we left staff were very friendly, actiivities were well staffed. would definately recomend to people we had a lovely family day out."

"Very rarely leave feedback on here but wanted to share how fantastic the Super Santa express was.

Throughout the day the staff in every area , from the car park through to Santa’s grotto were just absolutely fantastic, it felt like a really family run business with everybody just happy to be there.


The train trip and North Pole were great with plenty to do and no crazy queuing

Will be back ... thank you for getting our Christmas off to a great start"