2018 Santa Steam Specials

It is a bumper year for Santa bookings. If you haven’t done so already, hurry to book your tickets on one of our Santa Specials – the original and the best! On-line booking is open and the trains are booking up fast, so make sure you reserve your places, don’t hesitate, go to our On-Line Booking service NOW! Or call the Santa hotline on 01535 645214, 09.30 -16.30.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Santa Specials



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.


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, 1st & 2nd December 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.


On-line bookings and telephone enquiries are now being taken. This online booking system can be used for parties requiring up to 16 seats. For parties larger than this, please telephone our Santa Booking Line on 01535 645214 between 9.30am and 4.30 pm (7 days a week).  Email and telephone bookings for parties of 16 or less will open mid-September.

Adults & Children, 3 years of age and over – £18.50
Toddlers, 6 – 35 months – £9.20
Under 6 months – Free

Special First Weekend Promotion

For the first weekend of Santa Specials we are offering 20% discount with special prices as follows:
Adults & Children, 3 years of age and over – £14.80
Toddlers, 6 – 36 months – £7.40
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. Dogs are not allowed onboard the Santa Steam Specials. Whilst every effort will be made to run the services advertised, the Company reserves the right to alter train services without notice.

For large groups of 16 or more, email admin@kwvr.co.uk with your name, address (including postcode) how many adults (16 and over) plus age and sex of children. Your application will be processed by the Santa team with payment due by bank transfer within 7 days.