Christmas Experiences at Whistlestop Valley


What's happening this Christmas?

This festive season, you can choose from THREE FESTIVE events at Whistlestop Valley:  "Tea with Santa", "Simply Santa" or "The Santa Express."

Simply Santa and The Santa Express feature a trip aboard the heated carriages hauled by one of our steam locomotives; transporting you to the North Pole!

Whilst at the North Pole, you will have a one-on-one meeting with the big guy himself inside his cosy grotto, filled with sacks of presents for the good girls & boys. Santa's cheeky elf will be causing Christmas chaos at the Shelley North Pole - will you spot them?!

There'll be a complimentary edible festive treat and drink for everyone plus the opportunity to make up a bag of magical reindeer food to take home with you and write out your Christmas wish to hang on the magical Wishing Tree. You'll also be able to have a Yuletide whizz around the duck pond on our ride-on miniature train at the front of Clayton West Station.

  • SIMPLY SANTA features all the above

  • THE SANTA EXPRESS also includes a 25 minute Christmas Elf Show

Tea with Santa will run on the following dates: 4th, 11th & 18th December 2023

Tea slots will start at: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm & 3pm

Simply Santa will take place on Simply Santa will run on: Fridays 1st, 8th & 15th December 2023 PLUS Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st December 2023 

On Fridays, trains will depart at: 11am, 12:20pm, 1:40pm, 3pm, 4:20pm & 5:40pm 

On 20th-21st December, trains will depart at 1:40pm, 3pm, 4:20pm, 5:40pm & 7pm. 

The Santa Express will take place on: weekends from 25th November t0 17th December 2023 & daily from 22nd-24th December 2023.

The Santa Express will depart at 10am*, 11.20am, 12.40pm, 2pm, 3.20pm, 4.40pm & 6pm

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