Train Timetable

23rd December & Xmas Eve 2017 Santa Steam Specials – Sold Out

23rd December & Christmas Eve - Sold Out

Every year the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway run Santa Specials. Join us for a journey behind one of our iconic steam locomotives for festive fun when Santa Clause travels along the Railway spreading goodwill all round.

23rd December & Christmas Eve – SOLD OUT


Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Santa Specials – the original and best.

As soon as you board our Santa Special, it feels like Christmas with specially decorated coaches and festive music to get you into the mood. You will be greeted by your steward, who will check your tickets and show you to your seat, before explaining what will happen during the journey (and where to find the bar!)

Join the Santa Special at Oxenhope, Haworth or Keighley Stations for a ten-mile return journey on our steam train, lasting around an hour. Experience nostalgia and the magic of Christmas in our specially decorated coaches, with festive music to get you into the mood. Santa and his pixies visit each child during the journey, delivering presents and the grown-ups are served with a mince pie and seasonal drink: the perfect way for you and your family to start the Christmas season.

All our Santa Specials have a buffet car serving real-ale, hot and cold drinks and a variety of snacks, with entertainers on board to make sure you get the most out of your day. Your ticket also allows you free travel on our connecting diesel services. Our hugely popular Pixies Pantry Cafe and Winter Wonderland display will be available in Oxenhope Exhibition Shed throughout the Santa Special period.

When do they run?

Saturdays and Sundays
November 25th/26th (Availability both days)
December – 2nd / 3rd (Availability both days)
December 9th (No seats from Keighley on any train) / 10th  (Limited Availability, only single or double seats)
December 16th  (Limited Availability, only a few single or double seats) / 17th (Limited Availability, single seats ONLY)
December 23rd & Christmas Eve (Both Days Sold Out)

Please note that 10th, 16th, 17th and 23rd December have only limited availability with only single or occasional double seats. Call Haworth Station on 01535 645214 if you wish to book these seats on these dates.
Customers wanting seats of 3 or more together: Dates currently available are  25th & 26th Nov, 2nd & 3rd Dec, and 9th Dec 15.55 from Oxenhope only

You may book to travel from Keighley, Haworth or Oxenhope stations at the times below. Whichever station you choose, your Santa Special train will take you on a return journey over the whole railway. When booking please specify your chosen station and the time you wish board. NOTE: the last train of the day, marked *, is not available on the first weekend of November and will not run on Christmas Eve to give Santa enough time to get his sleigh and reindeer prepared for the night’s work ahead.

Booking is now open, To ensure you reserve the day and time you want, go to ON-LINE BOOKING

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Adults & Children, 3 years of age and over – £18.00
Toddlers, 6 – 35 months – £8.50
Under 6 months – Free

Special First Weekend Promotion

For the first weekend of Santa Specials we are offering 25% discount with special prices as follows:
Adults & Children, 3 years of age and over – £13.50
Toddlers, 6 – 36 months – £6.40
Under 6 months – Free

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s Santa Specials follow the link to the Santa Special page⇒

Terms & Conditions

Refunds are not normally given and cancellations or alterations may be subject to a 10% administrative charge. All KWVR trains including the Santa Special trains are non-smoking. Seats are not allocated for children aged under 36 months. There is no charge for babies up to 6 months of age. Concessionary fares are not available. Members’ free tickets, complimentary tickets and residents’ Railcards cannot be used on Santa Special services. Whilst every effort will be made to run the services advertised, the Company reserves the right to alter train services without notice.