Christmas is a time best spent with family and friends, and what better way to kick off your holiday with a once in a lifetime trip on our popular Santa Special? Ride a steam train, get into the spirit with mince pies, sherry, presents and cheer and meet the man himself, Father Christmas.
Here’s just a taste of the magic in store:
Meet Father Christmas
The jolliest of the jolly, Saint Nick himself will be travelling through the train during your journey. Leading a host of happy elves, Christmas fairies, Santa hands gifts out the children as well as a mince pie and festive tipple to the adults.
Both Bury station and vintage carriages are beautifully decorated with care and attention to detail, setting the perfect scene for a winter adventure, complete with hundreds of fairy lights and dozens of lit up Christmas trees.
Dashing through the snow
Relax as our steam train pulls you through rolling rural Lancashire and bands of colourful costumed characters keep you and your family entertained during the 1 hour and 20 minute long trip.
Hunt for Christmas treasure
Join the hunt at Bury Transport Museum and help find the hidden treasures nestled amongst the interactive exhibits and original artefacts. Every family that manages to find all of the clues will receive a small prize and entry into the museum is free with a Santa Special ticket.
Eat, drink and be merry
There will be carol singing and a brass band touring the train (feel free to join in). Hot food and drink will be available at The Trackside at Bury Station and snacks are available at the platform buffet.
Park and ride
Avoid the stress of parking in bustling Bury and take the diesel shuttle from Heywood Station, which has large dedicated car park. Your Santa Special ticket entitles you to free parking at Heywood and free travel for the children on the regular shuttle service. This shuttle is the best way to make your way to Bolton Street in comfort and style. Find out more by clicking the link below.