Santa Claus is coming to town! Our Santa trains are now open for booking at here. We are running on December 10, 11, 17 and 18. Trains depart at 1000, 1100, 1200, 1330, 1430, 1530 and 1630 on each of the days. It costs £7 for children, £4 for adults if you book in advance. The trains are extremely popular, and we strongly recommend booking in advance – the last thing we want to see is any disappointed little ones on the day. If space is available on the day, the fares are children £8, adults £5. You will join the train for a round trip, and Santa normally pops up during the journey – it just depends where he’s parked the sleigh. After the train ride, everyone follows Santa to the Grotto, where Santa has the all-important chat and finds out what he should be loading on the sleigh on the 24th.There’s a good-quality gift for all the children and plenty of photo opportunities. Our Santa trains get busier each year – so please book ahead. You can book online here or call into our shop at the Apedale Valley Light Railway, Apedale Community Country Park, Loomer Road, Chesterton. The shop is open every Saturday until Christmas plus Sundays 9th and 30th October. We look forward to sharing the magic of Christmas at Apedale with you.