Bookings are still being taken for Santa Specials in December, pre-booking is essential so that the correct number of passengers can be carried on the train allowing Santa to plan presents and our Catering Team to provide seasonal refreshment. Click here for a booking form or call 01795 428269 to book – please call by the Friday of the weekend you are booking. Further details from

  • Saturday 15th – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Sunday 16th – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Saturday 22nd – 11am, 12pm (22 spaces), 2pm & 3pm (10 spaces)
  • Sunday 23rd – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm

Trains shown as GREEN have lots of availability, those in ORANGE are more than 50% booked and those in RED are fully booked. Last updated 17:30 14th December 2018.


Trains will depart from Sittingbourne Viaduct station at 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm.

The fare includes the roundtrip from Sittingbourne Viaduct station, departing on the hour, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete your ticket and voucher collection.

After the 15 minute journey to Kemsley Down, Father Christmas leads passengers to the Footplate Café where adults receive their seasonal refreshments and children visit Santa’s Grotto. One adult must accompany a child visiting Santa – the child will be able to choose a gift from a selection of quality toys.

There will be some time afterwards to venture out and look around Kemsley Down cwhere we have a shop, museum and garden railway.

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


The fares are:

  • Adult £13.00
  • Children (3-15) £13.00
  • Infants (under 3) £10.00

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

Click here for the Santa Special poster.

Click here to see a video of what to expect at a Santa Special