Subject to Government guidelines


Trains will depart from Sittingbourne Viaduct station at 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm on 4/5, 11/12, 19/20 December 2021 (Saturday 18th is sold out). We will be using the compartment coaches so please wrap up warm.

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 which is a short walk away. 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 and garden railway. This year, the museum will be closed as it will be used as Santa’s Grotto.

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

Fares – sold out!

The fares are:

  • Adult: £13.50
  • Children (3-15): £13.50
  • Infants (under 3): £10.00

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.

Some trains have already sold out or are close to selling out:

Saturday 4th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sunday 5th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturday 11th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sunday 12th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturday 18th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sunday 19th December – 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm – TicketSource may show ticket availability but this is for a group booking, not general release
Monday 20th 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 17:20, 9th November)

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