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Santa Special

Santa Special near Sissinghurst, Kent

Below are upcoming Santa Special events happening in Sissinghurst and the surrounding area. You can add your own events here.

December 2017


Santa Special

Children's Activity
Saturday, 2nd December 2017, 10:30am
to Sunday, 24th December 2017, 4:30pm
(23 day event)
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Station Road
Tenterden
TN30 6HE
kesr.org.uk
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Santa Specials 2017 -
Meet Santa at the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
Take a magical steam train journey to meet Santa this Christmas with our popular Santa Special trains. At Tenterden Station the beautiful Victorian carousel provides unlimited free rides for the young and young at heart alike.

On board the festively decorated steam trains, you'll meet Santa during the 1 hour 10 minute return journey. Look out for his elf helpers with their sacks full of lovely presents - every child receives an age appropriate gift from Santa himself whilst teenagers (13 to 15) receive a scrummy box of festive chocolates. Everyone receives complimentary refreshments too - a mince pie & choice of soft or alcoholic drink for adults and a soft drink & chocolate bar for children. Babies under 18 months of age at the time of travel are free of charge (providing they are not occupying a seat) and there's a little free gift for them too!

Standard Class Tickets - from £18

Return train journey
Meet Santa onboard
An age appropriate present for children from Santa
Refreshments served to you at your seat
Unlimited carousel rides at Tenterden Station
Free family group photograph
Visit to the station Christmas miniature model village

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Standard Class Family Compartments - from £160

Ask for Standard Class Tickets plus:

Private compartment perfect for a family gathering
Price includes accommodation for up to eight people. Available to book by telephone - call 01580 765155

Presents are personalised with your child's name
Carpeted open plan carriage with increased legroom
An enhanced range of complimentary refreshments served at seat
Available on selected trains only
Available to book by telephone - call 01580 765155

First Class Family Compartments - from £175

For an extra special treat, in addition to the Standard Class features, our First Class Family Compartments:

Your own private compartment with wider seats and increased legroom
Personalised presents for children
Enhanced range of complimentary refreshments served at seat

Price includes accommodation for up to four or six people

Available to book by telephone - call 01580 765155

Back at Tenterden station, pose for a free colour family photograph to take home as a memento of your special day. A visit to our Christmas Model Village is a must before the fun continues with a trip on the Victorian carousel.....

Our licensed restaurant will be serving Christmas lunches and other tempting dishes whilst our new kiosk adjacent to the platform offers grab 'n' go options.

Availability

When making a booking, we strongly recommend that you purchase sufficient tickets for your group, as seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Whilst we will always do our best to assist, it may not be possible to add additional tickets to existing bookings. The above colour coded availability provides a guide to the current booking status of each seat type for that date.

Parking

Limited free parking is available at Tenterden Town Station. In the event that our own car park becomes full, we suggest visitors make use of the Pay & Display car parks nearby - you may wish to download & print this map

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time for your journey & to find a parking space, adding additional time for inclement weather & Christmas congestion. Our Santa Specials are very popular & we regret that we are unable to provide accommodation on later services if you miss your booked train.

Facilities for the mobility impaired

Our facilities have been carefully designed for those with impaired mobility. There are reserved blue badge spaces near to the station entrance at Tenterden and accessible toilets at the station. Our specially adapted carriage 'Petros' provides facilities for the mobility impaired and runs on Santa Specials marked (A). We strongly recommend that wheelchair users contact the booking office to ensure seats are reserved in suitable accommodation. There's full wheelchair access to the Station Refreshment Rooms and Gift Shop too. Our Booking Office staff will be pleased to assist in planning your day.

Terms & Conditions - Santa Specials

Santa Specials will operate in all but the most severe weather conditions. Should severe adverse weather conditions force us to cancel the advertised services, a replacement Santa Special will operate on Wednesday 27th December. Your ticket will be transferred to this date and a refund will not therefore be available. Should Wednesday 27th December become full, a further replacement service will operate on Thursday 28th December.

Our Santa Specials are very popular & we regret that we are unable to provide accommodation on later services if you miss your booked train. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your journey - including adverse weather, traffic and finding a parking space.

A photographer may be taking photographs for K&ESR marketing purposes.

Please note that dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not permitted at this event.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Platform tickets are not available. Conditions of Carriage relating to passengers and luggage are detailed here and form part of our Terms and Conditions.

The purchase of Santa Special ticket(s) indicates your agreement to our Terms and Conditions. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without further notice. Information believed to be correct at time of publication E&OE



Past Santa Special near Sissinghurst, Kent

Below are past that have already happened in Sissinghurst and the surrounding area. You can add your own events here.

Santa Special

Special Event
Tuesday, 24th December 2013, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tenterden
kesr.org.uk

Meet Santa at one of Kent’s best loved attractions this Christmas when you take a magical steam train journey on The Kent & East Sussex Railway’s popular Santa Specials.
Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by the sounds of a traditional pipe organ and the sight of the Victorian carousel.
On board the festive bedecked steam trains families will meet Santa Claus during the hour and ten minute return journey to Northiam Station. Children should also look out for the elves whose sacks are full of lovely presents. Every child up to the age of 12 will receive an age appropriate quality gift to take home and put under the tree. 13 – 15 year old children will each receive a gift of festive chocolates.
After your train ride the fun continues at Tenterden Station. Families can meet the beautiful Snow Queen for a photograph taken by the resident professional photographer. Each family member included in the picture will instantly receive their very own colour photograph as a memento of their day. Visitors can enjoy unlimited rides on the Victorian carousel.
For a small additional cost the Railway’s licensed restaurant serves a selection of hot lunches and snacks or there’s always delicious takeaway food from the BBQ.
Early booking is recommended to secure your chosen date through the website or by calling 01580 765155.
All prices include an hour and ten minute train ride to meet Santa, a present for each child, and a photograph with the Snow Queen.

Santa Special

Special Event
Saturday, 21st December 2013, 10:00am
to Sunday, 22nd December 2013, 5:00pm
(2 day event)
Tenterden
kesr.org.uk

Meet Santa at one of Kent’s best loved attractions this Christmas when you take a magical steam train journey on The Kent & East Sussex Railway’s popular Santa Specials. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by the sounds of a traditional pipe organ and the sight of the Victorian carousel.
On board the festive bedecked steam trains families will meet Santa Claus during the hour and ten minute return journey to Northiam Station. Children should also look out for the elves whose sacks are full of lovely presents. Every child up to the age of 12 will receive an age appropriate quality gift to take home and put under the tree. 13 – 15 year old children will each receive a gift of festive chocolates.
After your train ride the fun continues at Tenterden Station. Families can meet the beautiful Snow Queen for a photograph taken by the resident professional photographer. Each family member included in the picture will instantly receive their very own colour photograph as a memento of their day. Visitors can enjoy unlimited rides on the Victorian carousel.
For a small additional cost the Railway’s licensed restaurant serves a selection of hot lunches and snacks or there’s always delicious takeaway food from the BBQ.
Early booking is recommended to secure your chosen date through the website or by calling 01580 765155.
All prices include an hour and ten minute train ride to meet Santa, a present for each child, and a photograph with the Snow Queen.

Santa Special

Special Event
Saturday, 14th December 2013, 10:00am
to Sunday, 15th December 2013, 5:00pm
(2 day event)
Tenterden
kesr.org.uk

Meet Santa at one of Kent’s best loved attractions this Christmas when you take a magical steam train journey on The Kent & East Sussex Railway’s popular Santa Specials.
Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by the sounds of a traditional pipe organ and the sight of the Victorian carousel.
On board the festive bedecked steam trains families will meet Santa Claus during the hour and ten minute return journey to Northiam Station. Children should also look out for the elves whose sacks are full of lovely presents. Every child up to the age of 12 will receive an age appropriate quality gift to take home and put under the tree. 13 – 15 year old children will each receive a gift of festive chocolates.
After your train ride the fun continues at Tenterden Station. Families can meet the beautiful Snow Queen for a photograph taken by the resident professional photographer. Each family member included in the picture will instantly receive their very own colour photograph as a memento of their day. Visitors can enjoy unlimited rides on the Victorian carousel.
For a small additional cost the Railway’s licensed restaurant serves a selection of hot lunches and snacks or there’s always delicious takeaway food from the BBQ.
Early booking is recommended to secure your chosen date through the website or by calling 01580 765155.
All prices include an hour and ten minute train ride to meet Santa, a present for each child, and a photograph with the Snow Queen.

Santa Special

Special Event
Saturday, 7th December 2013, 10:00am
to Sunday, 8th December 2013, 5:00pm
(2 day event)
Tenterden
kesr.org.uk

Meet Santa at one of Kent’s best loved attractions this Christmas when you take a magical steam train journey on The Kent & East Sussex Railway’s popular Santa Specials. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by the sounds of a traditional pipe organ and the sight of the Victorian carousel.
On board the festive bedecked steam trains families will meet Santa Claus during the hour and ten minute return journey to Northiam Station. Children should also look out for the elves whose sacks are full of lovely presents. Every child up to the age of 12 will receive an age appropriate quality gift to take home and put under the tree. 13 – 15 year old children will each receive a gift of festive chocolates.
After your train ride the fun continues at Tenterden Station. Families can meet the beautiful Snow Queen for a photograph taken by the resident professional photographer. Each family member included in the picture will instantly receive their very own colour photograph as a memento of their day. Visitors can enjoy unlimited rides on the Victorian carousel.
For a small additional cost the Railway’s licensed restaurant serves a selection of hot lunches and snacks or there’s always delicious takeaway food from the BBQ.
Early booking is recommended to secure your chosen date through the website or by calling 01580 765155.
All prices include an hour and ten minute train ride to meet Santa, a present for each child, and a photograph with the Snow Queen.

November 2013

Santa Special

Special Event
Saturday, 30th November 2013, 10:00am
to Sunday, 1st December 2013, 5:00pm
(2 day event)
Tenterden
kesr.org.uk

Meet Santa at one of Kent’s best loved attractions this Christmas when you take a magical steam train journey on The Kent & East Sussex Railway’s popular Santa Specials.
Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by the sounds of a traditional pipe organ and the sight of the Victorian carousel.
On board the festive bedecked steam trains families will meet Santa Claus during the hour and ten minute return journey to Northiam Station. Children should also look out for the elves whose sacks are full of lovely presents. Every child up to the age of 12 will receive an age appropriate quality gift to take home and put under the tree. 13 – 15 year old children will each receive a gift of festive chocolates.
After your train ride the fun continues at Tenterden Station. Families can meet the beautiful Snow Queen for a photograph taken by the resident professional photographer. Each family member included in the picture will instantly receive their very own colour photograph as a memento of their day. Visitors can enjoy unlimited rides on the Victorian carousel.
For a small additional cost the Railway’s licensed restaurant serves a selection of hot lunches and snacks or there’s always delicious takeaway food from the BBQ.
Early booking is recommended to secure your chosen date through the website or by calling 01580 765155.
All prices include an hour and ten minute train ride to meet Santa, a present for each child, and a photograph with the Snow Queen.

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