Santa Special at North Bay Heritage Railway

Tickets are now on sale!

Come down to the North Bay Heritage Railway in Scarborough to join in the festive celebrations, and most importantly meet Santa himself. Our Santa Specials will be fully Covid-19 safe and all compartments will be fully cleaned between trains.

The first Santa Special train will be departing from Peasholm Station at 11am on Saturday 5th December, other times are 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. Other dates are 6th,12th,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 greeted by our Elves and the big man himself, Santa, he will visit your family group whilst your seated in your carriage compartment. Children will receive 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.

Prices 2020: Mobile and tablet users please scroll to the right to see the full list.

 Adult Child (0-14) 
DatePre-BookOn the DayPre-BookOn the Day
5th, 6th Dec£5.00£6.00£7.50£8.50
12th, 13th Dec£5.00£6.00£7.50£8.50
19th, 20th Dec£6.00£6.00£9.00£9.00
21st Dec£6.00£6.00£9.00£9.00
Children under the age 12 months with no present FREE with gift £6 per child

2020 Present Age Groups

under 12 months (with present £6.00)
1-2 Years
3-6 Years
7-9 Years
10-14 Years

child under 12 months with no present are FREE.

Mobile and tablet users please scroll to the right to see the full list.

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Santa Special Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions: Tickets are non refundable, you can transfer tickets to another date subject to availability, a fee of £5 will be charged to cover administration costs. If for any reason the North Bay Railway cancels a service you will be offer another date or full refund. Please be aware trains depart on time and we will not wait for passengers who are late. If you miss your train subject to availability you will be offered and alternative time. If no spaces are available you will be offered the gift from Santa, no refund will be given.

Passengers are allocated a numbered seat if extra passengers are added after booking we can not guarantee your party will be sat together. We have one enclosed carriages these seats will be allocated first, please let us know if you prefer to be seated in enclosed or open carriage. We can accommodate four wheelchairs per train, priority will be give to disabled passengers.

Push chairs are not allowed on the trains a parking area is at Peasholm Station. Please inform our staff at the time of booking if you have any special requirement or children have special needs, we will do everything possible to accommodate you.

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Covid-19 update 27th September 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, tables and Water Chute after each use. Door handles and other touch points on a regular basis.

North Bay Heritage Railway is running a regular train service throughout the day.

The Historic Water Chute is open everyday over October Half Term 24th October – 1st December.

Tickets are available to buy via our website or on arrival at North Bay Heritage Railway.

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 10:30am – 4pm 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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