Santa and Winter services

Click here for our winter services leaflet

Click here for some great ideas for entertaining family & friends over Christmas.

November & December steam trains

Following the roaring success of 2013, we are running a steam train on Thursdays
and Saturdays in November and December again. So why not join us for some
Christmas shopping or an autumnal walk along the banks of the
beautiful River Dart (alternatively, walk the coastal path for fantastic
seascape views).

Also in December, we are dedicating a full carriage on the Santa Express
train purely to Christmas shoppers! Why not enjoy a great day of
shopping in Dartmouth’s boutique shops and relax and enjoy a glass of
mulled wine on your journey.

THE SANTA EXPRESS (featuring Cinderella)

Calling all children (young and old!), we need your help to drive away the Ugly Sisters and welcome Father Christmas and his helpers on the Santa Express. We have three trains a day on each of the 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December. You will arrive at Paignton where our log fires will be burning strongly. Board the train to Kingswear and return. During your journey a festive mince pie and a glass of mulled wine can be enjoyed (by the adults!). Santa will visit you at your seat with his sleigh - make sure you chase off the Ugly Sisters and you will receive a gift! (Children only.)

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Yuletide trains

Our Yuletide trains run from 6th November to 4th January. See our winter services leaflet for dates and times.

We will be open every day between 27th December and 4th January inclusive (except New Years Day).

So, turn off the TV, forget the turkey and get the family out for the day! 

Greenway House & Garden is open 27th-31st December too so visiting this wonderful and interesting estate couldn’t be easier - jump off the train at Greenway Halt and enjoy the estate of the late Dame Agatha Christie at a very special time of the year.

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A brilliant steam train ride to Dartmouth with great scenery. Cross the river by ferry and board your vessel for a leisurely river cruise with very interesting commentary. After which have a look around Dartmouth before crossing the river for a return train to Paignton, all on one ticket.”