Terms and Conditions are at the bottom of this page - please take a little time to read these if you are booking a Santa special.
Tickets will be dispatched in early November.
From Toddington station by an early 1960's diesel rail car with Santa and his young elves on board the train, spending lots of time sitting with each family. The number of tickets sold on these trains will be limited, so you will have plenty of space for your family, and there is the added excitement of seeing Santa coming down the train talking to everyone and giving out excellent presents.
£16 per adult and £16 per child (age 1 to 14 years) with a £1 p&p fee per booking
2019 Santa Railcar Special Dates and Times
From Cheltenham Racecourse Station by steam train all the way to Winchcombe (or the North Pole!) through the long tunnel, and visit Santa and his elves in his grotto. When you arrive at Winchcombe the elves will meet you off the train, and make sure you have plenty of time to visit Santa and receive excellent presents especially selected by him for each age group before your train returns to Cheltenham.
£17 per adult and £17 per child (age 1 to 14 years) with a £1 p&p fee per booking
2019 Santa Steam Special Dates and Times
|Saturday||* 14th December|
* Please note that a race meeting is taking place on Saturday 14th December so access to the racecourse for the GWSR Steam Santa trains will be via the A435 Evesham Road and gate 6. Allow some extra time for your journey to the racecourse. Parking will be adjacent to the Railway station as usual.
Ticket prices for the Steam Special are £17 each for adults and £17 each for children (age 1 to 14 years) and, for the Railcar, are £16 each for adults and £16 each for children (age 1 to 14 years). There is no booking fee or ticket handling charge but there is a £1 p&p fee per order. Children under one year old may travel free and don't require a ticket provided they don't occupy a seat. They will receive a small token gift.
If you wish to make a booking for people with special needs or in a wheelchair, it is important you contact us by telephone (01242 621405) before you book so that we may tailor your visit to your requirements. Regrettably there is no space for wheelchairs on our diesel railcars.
We will consider refunds on their merit if cancellations are made at least 14 days prior to travel. Unfortunately refunds cannot be considered after this time. Requests for refunds should be made by telephone and confirmed by e-mail. An administration fee of £10 will apply to all refunds.
We will try to accommodate alterations if requested at least fourteen days prior to travel, and provided there are seats available on the new date. An administration fee of £10 will apply to all alterations.
Although every effort will be made to run the trains as advertised, the GWSR reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend services without notice. The liability in the event of cancellation will be limited to a refund of the appropriate part of the fare.
In the event of inclement weather resulting in the GWSR being unable to operate Santa Specials, a notice will appear as soon as possible on our website and a refund will be made. Where you have given us your mobile telephone number at the time of booking, we will endeavour to advise you of any such cancellation by text.
Presents are not intended for children over the age of 14.
Adults and children's tickets are NOT interchangeable.
On the day of your visit, please make sure you are fully aware of the departure station and that you have your tickets with you as without them, you will be unable to visit Santa. The e-mail confirmation is not your ticket.
Please note NO tickets for the Santa Specials will be sent out before the end of October. Tickets purchased during the week before travel will not be posted to you but will instead be available for collection from Cheltenham Station (Steam Santas) or Toddington Station (Railcar Santas).
We regret that, due to a number of incidents, dogs are not permitted the Santa Specials. This does not apply to assistance dogs.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is operated by qualified volunteers and owned by the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway plc whose registered office for all communications is The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT.
Car parking at Toddington and Cheltenham Race Course stations is free. Users of our car parks do so at their own risk. The management will not accept responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses.
Please note Winchcombe Station is closed to visitors throughout this period. There is no entry onto the station platforms.