To add to the excitement of Christmas, why not take a trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s famous Santa Special? This is a great festive occasion for everyone.
After travelling on the train from Toddington to Winchcombe you will meet the elves and helpers who assist Santa in his work. Then, of course, there is the experience of meeting the great man himself in his Christmas Grotto. Whilst at Winchcombe you are invited to have a complimentary mince pie and a hot or cold drink.
Everyone gets to see Santa and each child will receive a present. The quality of these presents and the festive atmosphere make this one of the best visits to Santa in the area.
Children under 2 years of age may travel free if they don’t occupy a seat, but will only receive a nominal present. If you wish them to have a larger present please purchase a child’s ticket at the time of booking.
Early booking is essential as tickets for some trains are sold out by the end of October. Please indicate a second and third choice of date and time if you are using the printed booking form as a precaution.
Pricing is as follows:
Babies – nominal present – free
Refunds cannot be given once a booking has been accepted. We may, however, be able to alter the time and date of travel subject to a £10 administration charge.
Santa Specials only run from Toddington Station. Winchcombe and Cheltenham Race Course stations are closed throught this period.
On the day, please ensure you have your tickets with you at all time without them we regret you will be unable to visit Santa.
Santa specials run on the following days:
Departures from Toddington
Sat 5th Dec 10.15 11.45 13.30 15.00 –
Sun 6th Dec 10.15 11.45 13.30 15.00 –
Sat 12th Dec 10.15 11.45 13.30 15.00 –
Sun 13th Dec 10.15 11.45 13.30 15.00 –
Sat 19th Dec 10.15 11.45 13.30 15.00 16.30
Sun 20th Dec 10.15 11.45 13.30 15.00 16.30
Tues 22nd Dec 10.15 11.45 13.30 15.00 –
Wed 23rd Dec 10.15 11.45 13.30 15.00 16.30
Thur 24th Dec 10.15 11.45 13.30 15.00 –
All trains depart from Toddington Station in Gloucestershire, just off the B4632 between Winchcombe and Broadway. For directions please click here.
Don’t forget to note down your three choices of date on the booking form which you can download here. Telephone bookings may be made from Monday 6th October between 10.30 and 14.20 by calling 01242 621405
Please send postal bookings (enclosing a stamped addressed envelope) to: Santa Specials, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, The Railway Station, Toddington, GL54 5DT
Although every effort will be made to run the trains as advertised, the GWSR reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any service without notice. The liability in the event of cancellation will be limited to a refund of the appropriate part of the fare.