It's all aboard for Santa's Special train!
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Bring the family to see Santa on his special train with the fantastically festive Epping Ongar Railway Santa Specials!
The experience starts at North Weald Station where you will get the chance to get in the spirit with something from one of our festive food or sweet stalls whilst you listen to our live brass band! As you wait for the train perhaps you will meet Scrooge, Mother Christmas or perhaps the Grinch all of whom will be walking around the crowds looking for the nice children to make sure that Santa will find them later. Naughty children will not be allowed to board the train! Not long after arriving you will be invited to move over our glittery new footbridge, collect your mulled wine and then take your allocated seats on the train. Whilst the nice children wait for Santa to find them on the train our entertainers will be around to keep you busy. The children will find time to write a letter for Santa or enter our drawing competition. This year we're putting out a selection of parlour games so your family can get some practice in ahead of the big day! When you return to North Weald there should be time to get a quick picture of the train with the big man himself. However time is limited and this is not guaranteed.
Santa Specials run on the 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 & 24 December. All trains run from North Weald, with connecting bus services from Ongar and Epping included in the fares if needed.
Departures from North Weald are at 09:45*, 11:25, 13:05, 14:45** & 16:25** (*excluding 3, 4, 21 December, **excluding 24 December). Buses will depart from Epping Underground and the Two Brewers in Ongar approximately 50 minutes earlier, so as to conveniently connect with these trains.
Our vintage buses will collect you from Epping or Ongar (if requested when booking) and will transport you to North Weald station*, where our Santa Special trains will start. Full details of bus & train times are below:
Buses leaves Epping or Ongar
Buses arrive North Weald
Santa Train Departs from North Weald
Train arrives back at North Weald
Bus leaves for Epping or Ongar
Bus arrives Epping
Buy your tickets below remembering to select whether you need to take a bus from Epping, Ongar (Two Brewers or Town Centre) or make your own way to North Weald Station.
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*There is limited parking at North Weald station. Priority will be given to blue badge holders. Please park responsibly in the local area, but refrain from parking in the neighbouring road 'Tempest Mead'.