Santa will be ready to receive children in December 2020!


Thank you for checking out our web site and in particular details of our Santa Specials.

The Santa Specials at the Yeovil Railway Centre are an enjoyable experience for everyone from ages 1 to 100. You start your visit with a train ride behind one of our steam locomotives, we have a choice of a heritage carriage or a brake van (with a real coal fire) to ride in. Our track is about 1/3rd mile long, so the train ride is full of fun for the children but not long enough for them to get bored. Visitors then make their way to the ex GWR Transfer Shed, where Santa will be ready in his grotto. The cafe is also located inside the Transfer Shed, and your ticket entitles you to free tea, coffee or squash and a mince pie for the adults and biscuit for the children, just show the tickets at the cafe counter. We should have one or more model railway layouts running, and from the balcony in the Transfer Shed snow and bubble machines provide a truly exciting experience for the little ones. A selection of items from our shop will be available from tables in the Transfer Shed. Visits to view our full range of shop items are possible by asking one of the volunteers at the shop tables.

We take the safety of visitors very seriously. Parents/Grandparents/Guardians are asked to please keep your children with you at all times. Do not trespass on the railway and only cross our track on the designated board crossing. Please ensure your children take care when playing in the snow or bubble area!

We want you and your children to have a wonderful Santa experience with us. We appreciate all comments, good or bad, please feel free to make an entry in our visitors book. If any visitor wishes to raise any matters on the day, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our volunteers.

Booking Form and prices for Santa Specials 2020

*Our always popular Santa Specials are to be held on 06 December (Sunday), 13 December (Sunday), 19 December (Saturday), 20 December (Sunday) and 23 December (Wednesday) this year. We are not operating on Tuesday 22 December as stated in some publicity.

*Prices per person (adult or child) are £11.00 if pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance (£10.00 per person for groups of 8 or more) and £15.00 per person for bookings received less than 24 hours in advance or on day (only if space is available-it is important for us to give time to the children during this special occasion. Please help us by booking as early as possible and there will be less chance of disappointment and save money at the same time!!).

Babies under the age of 1 are not charged and we will provide a small present from Santa. Please simply mention any young babies at the foot of the internet booking form.

*Trains run from 11am to 3pm (at 11am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 12noon, 2pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, and 3pm) - and if your preferred time cannot be met, you will be allocated the nearest available time which will be noted on the tickets sent in response to your booking.

*Your visit is likely to last around an hour and includes a steam train ride, seasonal refreshments and of course a visit to Santa's Grotto. The children will receive a carefully selected and appropriate gift. Other activities may also be available.

Availability Guide - check colour below. (This is manually entered and may not reflect the up to the minute position)
Full (no more bookings accepted), Limited Spaces, Spaces Available (Updated 26/01/2020)

Bookings for Santa 2020 are not yet open - please check back.

06 December 2020 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.00, 2.00, 2.20, 2.40, 3.00
13 December 2020 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.00, 2.00, 2.20, 2.40, 3.00
19 December 2020 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.00, 2.00, 2.20, 2.40, 3.00
20 December 2020 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.00, 2.00, 2.20, 2.40, 3.00
23 December 2020 11.00, 11.20, 11.40, 12.00, 2.00, 2.20, 2.40, 3.00

Our on-line booking service for Cards (includes payment via PayPal Logo - No PayPal account is required) is now available. This immediately confirms availability and delivers your tickets via email. Please either print or save the email on your mobile to show at the gate.

Bookings not yet open-please check back later.
Sunday 06 December 2020 - Please CLICK HERE
Sunday 13 December 2020 - Please CLICK HERE
Saturday 19 December 2020 - Please CLICK HERE
Sunday 20 December 2020 - Please CLICK HERE
Wednesday 23 December 2020 - Please CLICK HERE

Helpline for any difficulties (from 01 September 2020) 07501 189065 (please leave message if necessary and we will call back).

Alternatively, if you wish to pay via cheque (or another means) please check the Availability Guide above then
CLICK HERE . You can also purchase tickets by visiting our Shop (available from October) which is open every Sunday morning until Christmas from 10am to noon.

Please note that all attractions are subject to availability although we will try our hardest!!

Refunds Policy.
Up to 48 hours notice of cancellation - full ticket price refund less a £6 administration charge.
Less than 48 hours notice - no refund unless there are exceptional circumstances when consideration will be given on an individual basis.