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Christmas Lunch

Santa Specials

Steam in Vintage Carriages

Departs Lancaster & Carnforth

Sunday's 25th November, 2nd, 9th and 16th December 2018

"Santa Claus is Coming to 'Steam Town'"

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 Mk1 or MK2 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 hot pot, Mulled wine and Mince Pies.
  • On board entertainer.
  • Click here to view menu.


£20 Child,   £30 Adult

Special offer: two adults and two children only £80


  Departs Returns
Lancaster 11:35 15:47
Carnforth 12:00 16:00

Route Information

The trip is a circular route starting in Lancaster and picking up passengers in Carnforth (famous as the outdoor location for the film 'Brief Encounter'. 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 Cheery Tree, Farrington Curve and Bamber Bridge and on to Preston. From Preston we head for Lancaster then on round past Morcambe Bay to Carnforth.