Bookings are now 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 catering to provide seasonal refreshments. Click here to download a booking form or call 01795 428269 to book. Further details from

  • Saturday 1st – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Sunday 2nd – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Saturday 8th – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Sunday 9th – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Saturday 15th – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Sunday 16th – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Saturday 22nd – 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • 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.


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 where 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:

  • Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd December
    • Adults £11.50
    • Children (3-15) £11.50
    • Infants (under 3) £8.50
  • Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th and 22nd & 23rd
    • 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.