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School Santa Specials

Dates for this event

  • 5th December 2018,
  • 7th December 2018,
  • 12th December 2018,
  • 14th December 2018
Santa High Five
Santa Train

Santa is a class act!

The countdown to Christmas has begun, and there’s no better way to give your students a send off before they head home for the holiday than with the East Lancashire Railway’s School Santa Specials. Created specifically for school groups, with tailor made pricing and structure, these events make for the perfect end of term treat!

So climb aboard for a truly unique experience, including:

  • A steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the gorgeous Irwell Valley
  • An unbeatable festive atmosphere provided by a beautifully decorated station and carriages
  • A team of costumed characters to join you on your journey
  • A visit from Santa and his crew of happy helpers as they pass through the train handing gifts out to the children
  • A chance to enjoy a Christmas treasure hunt in Bury Transport Museum



Tickets and Information

Adult £6.50
Child £9.50
Child under 3 with seat £9.50

One adult travels free for every ten children.

The train departs from Bury Bolton Street Station at 10:45am and returns to Bury at 12:00pm. Once the train gets back to Bury it will remain in the platform for 45 minutes, allowing your group to sit and eat a packed lunch on board before returning to school.

To book your School Santa Special please contact our passenger services and group bookings team on

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