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Santa Specials

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:59 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on December 4, 2016,
and Once on December 10, 2016,
and Once on December 11, 2016,
and Once on December 17, 2016,
and Once on December 18, 2016,
and Once on December 21, 2016,
and Once on December 22, 2016,
and Once on December 23, 2016,
and Once on December 24, 2016
isle of wight santa special

For Families, For Friends, For Children, For You!

“It all knocked spots off what we had previously experienced anywhere else, including big London stores … and the quality of the presents the children received was just fantastic. A great day out and exceptional value for money. We’ll be coming back!”

Santa is making Havenstreet his special Christmas home again this year and is really looking forward to meeting you!

There’s always such a lovely festive atmosphere at Havenstreet Station with live Christmas music, a bustling Christmas market, and lots of entertainment and magic shows just for children!

Make sure you enjoy a stroll through Santa’s sparkling Winter Wonderland before going to see him … And if you’re good he’ll have a wonderful gift just for you!
Then relax with a cosy 10-mile round trip through the Island’s winter countryside, aboard a majestic steam train.

With seasonal fayre in our Refreshment Rooms and a shop packed with Christmas gift ideas, a visit to Santa at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is the perfect start to your family Christmas!  …And don’t forget to look out for Santa’s Elves!  If you’re lucky you might see them taking Santa another sack of presents!

Santa Specials – a Wonderful, Surprising and Captivating Day Out for all the Family…with all this included in your Tickets!

“A BIG THANK  YOU for making it such a special time when wecame to the Santa Specials.  It was a magical, fun filled day … well worth every penny.”

(Havenstreet Departures): 10:35, 11:50, 13:50, 15:05*
(Smallbrook Departures):  11:02, 12:09
*Please note that if you are booked on the 3.05 train we strongly advise you to arrive early to enjoy the various activities and meet Santa BEFORE you travel.

TICKETS – which include Steam Train Fares:

3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th December – Adult £15, Child £11, Infant (under 5) £9
17th, 18th, 21st-24th December – Adult £17, Child (5 to 15yrs) £13, Infant (under 5) £11

BUY ON THE GATE (subject to availability):-
3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th December – Adult £16, Child £12, Infant (under 5) £10
17th, 18th, 21st-24th December – Adult £18, Child (5 to 15yrs) £14, Infant (under 5) £12

DOGS: £3 (all dates – book under ‘Standard Travel’)

Site only ADMISSION for non-travellers is not available during this special event, full prices only apply.

All tickets are valid for one day.  Non-pre booked (buy on the gate) will be subject to availability.


December 23
10:00 am - 5:59 pm


Isle of Wight Steam Railway
The Railway Station
Havenstreet,Isle of WightPO33 4DSUnited Kingdom
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01983 882204