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 and travel in a decorated heritage carriage. 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 to receive his visitors. After you have concluded the visit to Santa you may wish to visit the Shop (located on the platform) where there is a large selection of books, DVDs, Model Railway items (second hand) and much more.

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.

Some changes have had to be made to our previous events. This year we ask that Social Distancing is maintained at all times! We can only take bookings for parties of maximum 6. In line with restrictions, everyone aged 11 or over must wear a mask when on the train or in the Visitor Centre to see Santa unless exempt.

Due to space considerations (social distancing) we cannot provide any catering facilities this year or snow and admissions charges have been lowered to reflect this. We want and believe that you and your children will 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 13 December (Sunday), 20 December (Sunday) and 23 December (Wednesday) this year.

*Prices per person (adult or child) are £8.00 and pre-booking is essential this year at least 24 hours in advance. We cannot take any 'on the day' transactions due to a restriction on numbers attending. Please help us by booking as early as possible and there will be less chance of disappointment.

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 10.15am to 3.30pm (at 10.15am, 10.45am, 11.15am, 11.45am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm and 3.30pm).

*Your visit is likely to last around 45 minutes and includes a steam train ride, and of course a visit to see Santa. The children will receive a carefully selected and appropriate gift.

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 26/12/2020)

Bookings for Santa 2020 are now closed as all seats have been taken! If we receive any cancellations this will reflect on the booking system - click on the links below or check our
Facebook page where any availability will be given.

Yeovil is in Tier 2 and the restrictions regarding meeting indoors has changed. Please read the Rules and Restrictions for Tier 2 here:- CLICK HERE If you live in Tier 3 you are advised not to travel outside your area and should not attend any indoor events. Please note that we take bookings for groups of max 6 (including babies), unless all from the same household or 'bubble'. Seating in the coach will be allocated and mingling between groups is not permitted by law.

Trains are full - regretably, this year, we cannot add any further trains or sell any tickets on the day due to the current restrictions on social distancing.

06 December 2020 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.15, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30,
We are unable to operate on Sunday 6 December in view of the short time after Government Covid-19 restrictions are due to be lifted. All those who have booked on that date will receive an email with options.

13 December 2020 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.15, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30,
19 December 2020 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.15, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30,
20 December 2020 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.15, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30,
23 December 2020 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 11.45, 12.15, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30,

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 now open!
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 25 October 2020) 07768 518789 - note new number (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 .

Refunds Policy.
Please note that all attractions are subject to availability although we will try our hardest!! If the Government restrictions or Yeovil Railway Centre circumstances change we reserve the right to cancel or amend your booking. Refunds for cancellations in these cases will be made in full.

In the event that you or a family member of the same household is symptomatic of Covid, or you have received a positive test for Covid you must isolate in line with Government advice, you must not travel and can cancel your tickets and be offered the choice of a voucher for next year (at this year's price) or a refund. Please ring us on 07768 518789 (please leave message if necessary and we will call back) or email - please include a telephone number and details of the booking.

If you are late, we will be unable to issue you with a refund. Please allow time to navigate the traffic around Yeovil! We will do our best to accommodate on a later train the same day or a later day if possible - however this cannot be guaranteed. Whilst every effort will be made to run our services to the time stated, we reserve the right to cancel alter the times stated without notice. No liability for loss or inconvenience will be accepted by Yeovil Railway Centre.