Santa Specials 2020 tickets now onsale

 The first Santa Special train will be departing from Peasholm Station at 11am on Saturday 12th December, other times are 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. Other dates are 13th,19th, 20th, 21st December. We also advise everyone to pre book via the web site or in person at the North Bay Heritage Railway.

This year to remain Covid-19 safe we have had to change the format of our Santa Specials. You will travel from Peasholm Station to Scalby Mills Station, hot drinks will be included before your board the train. At Scalby Mills you will be greated by our Elves and the big man himself, Santa, he will visit your family group whilst your seated in your carriage compartment. Children will recieve a gift from Santa and there will a chance to take a photo’s, the train will then return to Peasholm Station. 

As the event is all outdoors please wear warm clothing, the event will be held whatever the weather, please feel free to bring along a blanket and your Hot Water Bottle! Also be aware some trains are very busy especially on peek dates (12th – 21st December), we endeavour to keep your wait to see Santa as short as possible. Please allow up to on hour 1 hour for the Santa Special.

For more details please CLICK HERE

Christmas Illumination Specials New Dates 11th & 12th December 2020

We are pleased to announce new dates for the Illumination Specials and tickets are back on sale.

Your illuminated journey starts at Peasholm Station YO12 6PF, where our 1931 made train await you – decorated with thousands of lights. Regular trains will be departing Peasholm Station at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm. We will take a leisurely return ride from Peasholm Station to Scalby Mills, you can enjoy the wonderful lighting display from your carriage. The show ends as you are greeted by the twinkling lights of Scalby Mills and the reflection on the Sea. After a turnaround at Scalby Mills and with the opportunity to disembark and take photographs from the platform, you will then return to Peasholm Station to experience the spectacle from a different direction.

Friday 11th December & Saturday 12th December 2020
Trains Depart Peasholm Station: 5pm, 6pm & 7pm

Half Price 2021 Tickets Now on Sale

Grab a bargain and buy your 2021 tickets now! These make an excellent Christmas gift and are valid until 31st October 2021.

choose from:

Unlimited Family Train Day Pass (2ad, 2 child or 1adult 3 child)


Unlimited Family Day Pass & Sky Trail Adventure Combo (2ad, 2 child or 1adult 3 child)

 Please note: valid for 2021 opening dates to be confirmed.

Annual Passes and '31' Club 2021/22 passes NOW ON SALE

2021/22 Annual passes are now available and are a great way to save money if your are a regular visitor. Please note anaual passes are not vailid for special events. i.e. Santa Specials, Family Fun Day, Halloween Scream Express “31 Club” annual pass is valid from 13th February 2021 – 31st March 2022

Please check web site for opening dates and times as some attactions have seasonal openings.

North Bay Railway closed from 22nd December 2020 – 13th February 2021.

Sky Trail closed until Easter 2021

Water Chute & Water Balls are open from Easter 2021 – 31st October 2021, Padaelos open from Easter 2021 – 31st October 2021.

Please check website or telephone 01723 368791 to confirm opening times and dates.

Due to Covid-19 the “Club 31” Annual Train & Attraction purchased before 20/03/2020 this is now valid until 31st March 2022

Please note: height and age restrictions apply to Sky Trail Adventure & Water Walking Balls. Please check opening days and times as some attractions have seasonal opening. Annual Passes are not valid for Special Events i.e. Santa Specials, Halloween Scream Express, Family Fun Day. Children under the age of 15 years must be accompanied whilst traveling on the train. NBR reserves the right to alter, cancel, suspend services or close attractions and NBR accepts no liability for loss, inconvenience or delay caused.

The Great Day Out at North Bay Heritage Railway, Sky Trail & Historic Water Chute

For the 2020 Timetable Click Here For the 2020 Leaflet Click Here

One of Scarborough’s top seaside attractions the North Bay Heritage Railway, Sky Trail and Historic Water Chute is a great family day out. The locomotives, scenery and history of the railway all add up to make it a fantastic day. The North Bay Railway is a great way to travel to Scarborough Sea Life Centre with our regular public transport service train.

Now more than just a heritage railway bring your family to explore the Sky Trail, thrill on the historic Water Chute, face the challenge of the Water Balls or take things more leisurely on the boating lake.

Our seaside attraction is family friendly and accessible for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. 100% dog friendly and dogs are welcome to travel on the train free of charge but we do ask you keep your dog on a short lead.

With the smallest pub in Yorkshire waiting to serve you the finest craft ales and refreshments who could ask for more.

Please note due to Covid-19 the Sky Trail Adventure and Water Walkers are CLOSED until Easter 2021

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Covid-19 update 1st November 2020 – Do you bit to help protect yourself.

To help protect everyone who visits NBR you will see all our staff wearing a mask. You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entry with the sanitiser we provide or your own. A mask is worn on entry and whilst queuing, you can remove the mask when you are on the train or at a table within the Lake area. You will need to fill in the Track and Track form or scan the NHS Covid-19 QR code with your smart phone. We ask everyone to respect social distancing at 2 meters. We continue to clean each carriage compartment between use, door handles and other touch points on a regular basis.

North Bay Heritage Railway is now CLOSED until 5th December 2020. The Santa Specials will run as normal from 5th December. The Illumination Trains have been postponed and new dates will be announced soon, we will contact those who have booked to discuss options.

NBR will be Covid-19 compliant and we ask all visitors for follow the simple rules. Safety of passengers and staff will be put first!

Just a reminder all 20/21 Season tickets are valid until 31st March 2022, any train or attraction vouchers will be extended until 31st October 2021 these include ones issued by Yorkshire Coast Radio, Great Yorkshire Radio and NBR. All Driver Experiences will be rearranged once the social distance restrictions are lifted (we are not putting an expiry date on these experiences) We are constantly reviewing these dates and will extend them if needs be. ⠀

Our office is now open for telephone enquiries only Tuesday-Thursday 11am - 3pm telephone 01723 368791, we can be contacted via social media or email⠀

Thank you to everyone for your continued support during this difficult time, stay safe.

The NBR Team.


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