Enjoy a relaxing journey along the Dean Forest Railway behind one of our steam locomotives.
Visit the Dean Forest Railway this Christmas for your chance to ride behind a real steam engine and visit with Santa and his elves! With presents for the children and a miniature for the adults (plus mince pies for everyone!)
- Adult Ages 18+
- Child Ages 3-17
- Under 3 With present and seat allocation
- Under 3 With present but no seat allocation
- Under 3 No present or seat allocated
Experience a magical Christmas train ride through the forest and meet Santa and his elves!
2024 availability coming soon!
Visit the Dean Forest Railway this Christmas for your chance to ride behind a real steam engine and meet Santa on board!
The train will depart from Norchard Station, heading first to Parkend Station, where there is a short stop while the engine runs round (toilet facilities available on the platform). The train will then depart Parkend and head non-stop through the forest to Lydney Junction Station. Santa will visit everyone at their seats during this time. At Lydney Junction you will then visit Santa’s Elves to collect your presents before returning back to Norchard Station to complete your 75-minute journey.
When booking you can add on a special Christmas Afternoon Tea, with a turkey, cranberry & stuffing sandwich, cream tea (two scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam), a slice of Christmas cake and a hot drink (with options of tea, hot chocolate and a range of coffees), or for something lighter just the Cream Tea, or a Christmas Picnic Bag (with a turkey, cranberry & stuffing sandwich, a slice of Christmas cake and a drink), or a Bacon Roll & Hot Drink.
Our cafe will be offering seasonal take-away refreshments all day. Our shop is well stocked with toys and gifts for both young and old. Plenty of stocking filler ideas!
Advance booking is highly recommended for this event, as our Santa Specials trains are usually sold out.
Limited wheelchair spaces are available – please call before booking to ensure this space.