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Santa Specials

Dates for this event

  • 24th November 2018,
  • 25th November 2018,
  • 1st December 2018,
  • 2nd December 2018,
  • 8th December 2018,
  • 9th December 2018,
  • 15th December 2018,
  • 16th December 2018,
  • 21st December 2018,
  • 22nd December 2018,
  • 23rd December 2018,
  • 24th December 2018
Santa Specials by Pat Kilner

Tis the Season

Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through a winter wonderland on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West.

What’s included?

  • Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the Irwell Valley
  • Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere provided by a traditional brass band and carol singing
  • Say hello to costumed characters on your journey
  • Be mesmerized by our on-board magician
  • Meet Santa and his helpers as they travel through the train giving a gift to each child
  • Receive a biscuit and juice drink for children and a mince pie and festive tipple for grown ups
  • Hunt for hidden clues in Bury Transport Museum with the Great Christmas Treasure Hunt

Ticket information, prices and getting here

Special event fares apply. More information available soon.

We recommend starting your journey at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to find us and car parking visit our Getting Here page.

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