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Open Carriage Seat
Open Carriage Seat by Wheelchair
1st Class: Private compartment of up to 6 (with a table)
Standard: Private compartment of up to 8 (no table)

Join Santa and his elves for a festive experience creating lasting family memories

Treat the whole family to a magical journey aboard a vintage steam train travelling through the spectacular Dee Valley to our winter wonderland at ‘Lapland’.

Our vintage trains, beautifully decorated for Christmas, depart from a festive Llangollen Station and pass alongside the River Dee through stunning countryside to our winter wonderland at ‘Lapland’ (Carrog Station). Don’t forget adults (aged 18 or over), if you’ve been good this year you can collect a festive tipple and mince pie from Llangollen Station for your journey.

On the way to ‘Lapland’ Santa and his special team of elves pass through the carriages handing out gifts to all the children on the nice list! On arrival at ‘Lapland’ Santa will join his sleigh, parked on the platform, and will pose for photographs.

⚠️Please take a moment in the next step to choose your own seats in order to ensure that your entire group will be sitting next to each other.

🎅 Advance booking is highly recommended for this event, as our Santa Specials sell out quickly.

🎁 Every child aged 0 to 15 will receive an age appropriate present.

🍼 Infants under 1 on adult knee come free and do receive a gift.

🪄 Be amazed by our fantastic magician who entertains throughout the experience.

🍪 All passengers receive a sweet treat.

🥛 Adults receive a mulled wine and children a cold juice drink.

More info:

🍵 Cafés: These will be open at Llangollen and Carrog Stations, serving light refreshments throughout the day (the cafés will close after the last train departs)

♿ Accessibility: The stations are fully wheelchair accessible. There are four wheelchair spaces on each Santa train, if you wish to book one of these for your party please telephone the office on 01978 860979 to book.

💺 Seating: Every effort will be made to keep groups together in the open coaches, but be sure by booking a compartment for 6 or 8 people. Please take a moment in the next step to choose your own seats in order to ensure that your entire group will be sitting next to each other. If booking in open seating you may be sharing your table with members of another party.

🚻 Toilet facilities: Very limited toilet facilities will be available on the trains, but there are also facilities at Carrog and Llangollen stations.