Christmas, a time to kick back and enjoy family get togethers! So take the kids, grandparents and friends and join us on the Santa Special! Ride on a steam train, meet Father Christmas and be merry with mince pies, sherry and festive cheer.
There are many great treats in store:
Meet Father Christmas
Jolly old Saint Nick himself will be making his way through the train during your journey. Accompanied by his entourage of happy helpers and Christmas fairies, Santa hands gifts out to the children alongside a mince pie and festive tipple for the adults.
Bury station and the vintage carriages are beautifully decorated to set the perfect scene for your Christmas adventure, complete with hundreds of fairy lights and dozens of lit-up Christmas trees.
Steaming through a winter wonderland
Let our steam train pull you through the rolling Lancastrian countryside. Sit back and relax as bands and colourful costumed characters keep you and your family entertained during the 1 hour and 20 minute long trip.
Treasure trail at Bury Transport Museum
Get your thinking caps on and help find the hidden treasures amongst the interactive exhibits and original artefacts at Bury Transport Museum. Every family that finds them all will receive a small prize. Entry into the museum is free with a Santa Special ticket.
Food and festive music
There will be carol singing on the trains (feel free to join in) and traditional brass bands. Hot food and drink are available at The Trackside at Bury Station and snacks are available at the platform buffet.
Hassle Free Parking
Skip all of the stress of trying to find a parking space in bustling Bury and take a shuttle ride from Heywood to Bury. Your Santa Special ticket entitles you to free parking at Heywood station and free travel for children on the regular Heywood Shuttle. The shuttle is the best way to make your way down to Bury Bolton Street in comfort and style. Find out more by clicking on the link below.