Santa Specials at Epping Ongar Railway

 North Weald Station, Station Road, North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16 6BT North Weald Station, Station Road, North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16 6BT - Map Directions
4 December 2021 - 5 December 2021
 01277 365200

Bring the family to see Santa on his special train with the fantastically festive Epping Ongar Railway Santa Specials!


  • Meet Santa on board the train as you journey through the Essex countryside
  • All children receive a present from Santa
  • Inclusive connecting heritage bus from Epping Underground Station or Ongar (when selected during booking).

The experience starts at North Weald Station where you will get the chance to get in the spirit with something from one of our festive food or sweet stalls whilst you listen to our live brass band! As you wait for the train perhaps you will meet our characters who will be walking around the crowds looking for the nice children to make sure that Santa will find them later. Naughty children will not be allowed to board the train!

Not long after arriving you will be invited to move over our footbridge; and then take your allocated seats on the train. Whilst the nice children wait for Santa to find them on the train and give them a present, our entertainers will be around to keep you busy. The children will find time to write a letter for Santa or enter our drawing competition. When you return to North Weald there should be time to get a quick picture of the train with the big man himself. However time is limited and this is not guaranteed.

Please note that whilst Santa's special trains will use the same train as that used for our Epping Ongar Light Fantastic service, the external lights will not be switched on for these trains.

Please visit our website for more information and to book tickets:

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