Santa Express 2020 - West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway are pleased to announce that the greatly anticipated Santa Express services are back in time for Christmas 2020!

Join WSR for a magical steam train ride through the countryside for a festive experience giving you treasured memories with your children for years to come! 
Your journey will start with a visit to our welcome marquee at Bishops Lydeard, this will be a waiting area whilst your service is being prepared. 
You will then board your dedicated steam service, which will be magically adorned with festive cheer.  Tickets for this service will be sold in tables of 4 and compartments which can take a maximum of 6 people. This is in line with Government Guidelines. 
On board, you will find your catering and gifts already waiting for you at your designated table or compartment. Santa will make his visits to each table and compartment after the train leaves Bishops Lydeard. You will be able to take socially distant photographs and enjoy a chat with Santa who is very excited to meet you all. 
It will be a requirement for all passengers to wear a mask on the service, we encourage children to also wear a mask where possible to ensure maximum safety for all.
Tickets will be available in advance only. We will be unable to sell tickets on the day so please book now to avoid disappointment. 
Please note that dogs (apart from guide dogs) are not permitted on this service.
The Santa Express takes place between 5th and 24th December, see website for dates and ticket prices. 


Exmoor and the Quantock Hills are great places to visit all year round and there are events to enjoy whatever the weather. There are a number of annual festivals, plus numerous village fetes, concerts and sporting events. Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills both provide guided walks throughout the year.

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