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Santa's Steam Adventure

All aboard for a magical steam ride with Santa filled with immersive storytelling, a truly festive atmosphere and tasty restaurant treats. Book your places now!


Price:
Children - £11.50
Adults - £7.50
Under 1's - £3

Christmas Eve prices
Children - £15
Adults - £10
Under 1's - £5
Audience:
Families
Type:
Family activities


Disaster strikes! Poor Santa has crash landed somewhere near our museum. We need to find everything that was on his sleigh – can you help us and more importantly can you save Christmas?

Join Santa on an exciting steam adventure where kids will discover plenty of magic and fun and receive a very special present (if they've been good this year of course!) Relax and enjoy a festive snack and drink in our Station Hall as part of your immersive treat. With interactive activities, and a hassle free (no queuing) experience we're the perfect place to enjoy your Christmas celebrations.

Dates Morning rides Afternoon rides
28-30 Nov 9.40am, 10.10am, 10.40am, 11.10am and 11.40am 12.10pm, 1.10pm, 1.40pm, 2.10pm, 2.40pm, 3.10pm, 3.40pm, 4.10pm, 4.40pm and 5.10pm
5-7 Dec 9.40am, 10.10am, 10.40am, 11.10am and 11.40am 12.10pm, 1.10pm, 1.40pm, 2.10pm, 2.40pm, 3.10pm, 3.40pm, 4.10pm, 4.40pm and 5.10pm
12-14 Dec 9.40am, 10.10am, 10.40am, 11.10am and 11.40am 12.10pm, 1.10pm, 1.40pm, 2.10pm, 2.40pm, 3.10pm, 3.40pm, 4.10pm, 4.40pm and 5.10pm
17-24 Dec 9.40am, 10.10am, 10.40am, 11.10am and 11.40am 12.10pm, 1.10pm, 1.40pm, 2.10pm, 2.40pm, 3.10pm, 3.40pm, 4.10pm, 4.40pm and 5.10pm

Book your place

Alternatively call 0844 8153 139 (telephone lines open weekdays 9am-5pm only).

Struggling to book your chosen date? Then please ring us on the above number, as limited space may still be available.

Christmas Eve prices: There will be revised prices on Christmas Eve £10 (adult), £15 (child) and £5 (under 1's) and the museum is only open to Santa's Steam Adventure ticket holders only. The Great Hall and shops will be closed and visitors can only access Station Hall via our city entrance.

Group offers: Up to three free adult tickets with every ten children's tickets bought on all weekday rides up to and including 19 December.

Refreshments: Festive snacks and drinks are included in the price and can be enjoyed on our promenade - simply show your Santa's Steam Adventure tickets to receive your refreshments. The refreshment outlet closes at 5pm, so if you're booked on an afternoon ride after 4pm, you'll need to get these before your ride.

Important information

  • Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access onto the steam ride. If you do have limited mobility please contact us on 0844 8153 139 so that we can do our best to assist you.
  • Tickets must be purchased for under 1's and the ticket price will include a present from Santa, but no refreshments.
  • We're answered some of the more common questions we get asked in this document.

Grandma Lynne Brammall sent us this lovely feedback from a previous adventure:

"What can I say about the day... words like magical, enchanting, wonderful, exceptional just do not seem enough. You built the excitement and anticipation so beautifully that even the adults could not fail to be drawn in. My 6-year-old grandaughter came away convinced that this was the real Santa who had taken time to come and see them. A magical start to Christmas for all of us, not just the children."


See also

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