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The Elf Express

November 28 @ 12:01 am - 5:00 pm

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Every Weekend from the 28th November - 20th December & daily 21st December - Christmas Eve


The Elf Express to Kringle Town Station

A brand new Christmas adventure is coming to The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

The Elf Express will run every weekend from the Saturday 28th November to Sunday 20th December AND this year we are running our special Express train on the run up to Christmas, Monday 21st December – Christmas Eve. But hurry, only ONLY 28th & 29th November and 21st – 23rd December left. This popular event is now sold out on all other days.

Come aboard The Elf Express, and prepare to be amazed on a magical journey!

Arriving at Oxenhope, your Gateway to an exciting family adventure, you’ll meet some of Santa’s Elves and who will give you a Golden Ticket – your passport to an exciting journey to to Kringle Town’s Winter Wonderland. When the time is right, take a seat in your own private compartment and enjoy the ride to Kringle Town Station to meet Santa and his friends.

You’ll steam through the Worth Valley passing stations along the way. Be mesmerised as you pass through an enchanting tunnel of lights.

Join in with the festive fun at Kringle Town Station, and meet the man himself. There’ll be singing, laughter, goodies galore and special family memories this Christmas.

Experience the magic of Christmas at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Your ticket includes:

  • Round trip from Oxenhope.
  • Reserved decorated private family compartment on a magical steam train.
  • Refreshments (Juice and a sweet treat, and something special for the adults).
  • Meeting Santa and his friends.
  • A gift for everyone.
  • Photo opportunity to remember your visit.

Tickets on Sale NOW! But hurry, only ONLY 28th & 29th November and 21st – 23rd December left. This popular event is now sold out on all other days.

Price & Tickets and all you need to know

Prices & Tickets

The Elf Express departs Oxenhope at 09.50. 10.50, 11.50, 12.55, 14.00, 15.05 and 16.05. (Note that the last train on 24th December is the 15.05.)

The ticket price is for a compartment for your exclusive use on your journey from Oxenhope to Kringle Town Station.

28th & 29th November

Compartment for up to FOUR people (adults & children) – £80
Compartment for up to SIX people (adults & children) – £100

NOTE: All trains on 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th December – SOLD OUT

21st – 23rd December

Compartment for up to FOUR people (adults & children) – £90
Compartment for up to SIX people (adults & children) – £120

NOTE: All trains on 19th, 20th & 24th December – SOLD OUT

EVERY child will need to be included in the number. Maximum number, SIX per compartment.



Elf & Safety

COVID-19 has not been very good to the families who visit us every year but also to Santa and his helpers. So we have taken special precautions to make sure your visit to the KWVR is as safe as we can make it and that Santa and everyone who works on the Railway are fit and healthy to ensure you have a wonderful time on our railway.

How we will ensure that the Railway is a safe place to visit?

  • We have implemented enhanced cleaning regimes in line with government guidance. Each compartment will be fully cleaned before every journey, and hand sanitiser will be available at various locations.
  • We’ve been working hard to make sure that the Railway’s a safe place to visit. We’re proud to have been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark as a result.
  • This shows that we’ve worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines. It means you can be sure we have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and safety.

How will we enforce social distancing?

The safety of our passengers and staff is our main priority. On arrival at Oxenhope you’ll be welcomed into the spacious Exhibition Shed. Compartments will be called by number over the tannoy. Please wait until you hear your compartment before making your way to the platform. Our fully trained staff will open the compartment doors and will greet you at the end of the journey. Please remain seated until the door is opened. A one way system will be clearly marked out on the platform.

Will we need to wear a facemask?

Face masks aren’t compulsory when inside the private compartments as you’ll only be sharing with your household or linked household. The law requires a face covering to be worn in any indoor public building, this includes the Exhibition Shed. Unless you are exempt, please bring a covering to wear whilst inside the shed.


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