Santa Specials 2018

Tickets sale from 15th August 2018

Come down to the North Bay Railway in Scarborough to join in the festive celebrations, and most importantly meet Santa himself.

The first Santa Special train will be departing from Peasholm Station at  2pm on Saturday 1st December, other times are 3pm & 4pm.  Other dates are 2nd,3rd,8th,9th,15th,16th,22nd,23rd & 24th December. We also advise everyone to pre book via the web site or in person at the North Bay Railway. You will need to pre-book for any of the the Twilight Train at 4pm & 5pm as space will be limited.

Our Evening Santa Express are running Friday 7th, 14th and 21st December at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. So why not bring your children down to the North Bay Railway and enjoy a magical journey to Scalby Mills to find Santa and bring him back to his Grotto at Peasholm. Every child will receive a quality gift and there will be a mince pie and festive tipple for the adults.

This year we have added trains on Christmas Eve, we recommend you pre book as we expect 24th December to be very busy. The Glass Cafe will be available for any customers booked on the Christmas Eve trains to use as a waiting area.

Please wear warm clothing, part of the event will be held outdoors whatever the weather.  Also be aware some trains are very busy especially on peek dates (8th – 24th December), we endeavour to keep your wait to see Santa as short as possible.

Go to our Timetable page to buy tickets (CLICK HERE)

Prices 2018 

                   Adult Child (0-16)
Pre-Book On the Day Pre-Book On the Day
1st & 2nd Dec
7th Dec
8th & 9th Dec
14th Dec
15th & 16th Dec
21st Dec
22nd & 23rd Dec
24th Dec

2018 Present Age Groups

  • under 12 months
  • 1 Year Old
  • 1-2 Years
  • 3-6 Years
  • 7-9 Years
  • 10-13 Years
  • 14-16 Years

Santa Special Timetable 2018

Date Time
1st December 14:00 15:00  16:00
2rd December 14:00 15:00  16:00
7th December 17:30 18:30 19:30
8th December 14:00 15:00  16:00
9th December 14:00 15:00  16:00
14th December 17:30 18:30 19:30
15th December 11:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00
16th December 11:30 14:00 15:00 16:00
21st December 17:30 18:30 19:30
22ndDecember 11:30 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00
23rd December 11:30 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00
24th December 11:30 13:00 14:00 15:00  16:00

Terms and conditions: Tickets are non refundable, you can transfer tickets to another date subject to availability, a fee of £5 will be charged to cover administration costs. If for any reason the North Bay Railway cancels a service you will be offered another date or full refund. Please be aware trains depart on time and we will not wait for passengers who are late. If you miss your train subject to availability you will be offered and alternative time. If no spaces are available you will be offered the gift from Santa, no refund will be given. Passengers are allocated a numbered seat if extra passengers are added after booking we can not guarantee your party will be sat together. We have two enclosed carriages these seats will be allocated first, please let us know if you prefer to be seated in enclosed or open carriage. We can accommodate four wheelchairs per train, priority will be give to disabled passengers. Push chairs are not allowed on the trains a parking area is at Peasholm Station. Please inform our staff at the time of booking if you have any special requirement or children have special needs, we will do everything possible to accommodate you.

Cancellation & Refund Policy The North Bay Railway will do its best to operate the Santa Special trains, should the NBR cancel an advertised train, tickets may be transferred to an alternative train or a full refund may be given. If a train operates and a ticket holder is unable to use their tickets due to exceptional circumstances the tickets may be transferred to another train or event (subject to availability) but no monetary refund will be given.