Trains will depart from Sittingbourne Viaduct station at 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm on 3/4, 10/11, 17/18/19 December 2022. 

The fare includes the round trip from Sittingbourne Viaduct station, departing on the hour.

After the 15 minute journey to Kemsley Down, Father Christmas’ elves will lead passengers to the Footplate Café where adults receive their seasonal refreshments. Children will be called to visit Santa’s Grotto (Group 1 passengers will go straight to the Grotto, Group 2 will be called for at the Footplate Café). At least one adult must accompany a child visiting Santa – the child will receive a personalised Christmas card and be able to choose a gift from a selection of quality toys. The toys are not wrapped so they choose the gift they want.

There will be some time afterwards to venture out and look around Kemsley Down where we have a shop and garden railway. This year, the museum will be closed as it will be used as Santa’s Grotto and will be located close to the Footplate Café.

The train will return to Sittingbourne Viaduct station to complete the entire trip within two hours.


The fares are:

  • Adult: £14
  • Children (3-15): £14
  • Infants (under 3): £10
  • SKLR Members: Adults £7, Children £10

Adult fares include seasonal refreshments at Kemsley Down. Child and infant tickets include a personalised Christmas card and quality gift of their choice from Santa’s selection of toys (unwrapped).

Booking is currently open

Saturday 3rd December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sunday 4th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturday 10th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sunday 11th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturday 17th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sunday 18th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm 
Monday 19th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm

Green, plain text = plenty of tickets still available
Orange, bold, underlined text = limited number of tickets still available
Red, strike through = train sold out

Last updated: 17:11, 21st September 2022

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