What’s on at NRM York
Santa's Steam Adventure
Join Santa on a magical Christmas train ride to deliver his letters.
- 29 Nov 2013 - 24 Dec 2013
Children - £11.50
Adults - £7.50
Under 1's - £3
Increased charges apply on Christmas Eve (see opposite)
On weekdays 3 adults go free with bookings of 10 or more children (excludes 23 & 24 Dec)
- Family activities
Santa's been overloaded with letters and his elves need your help to deliver them. Take a magical journey with us to the North Yorkshire Pole to make sure he receives them all in time for Christmas.
The journey begins in our Station Hall which has been transformed into Santa's mail depot filled with decorations, presents and toys. 'Little helpers' can take part in a fun activity to help sort Santa's letters and load them onto a magical train. From here you'll climb onboard a fun festive carriage pulled by our steam train 'Teddy', snuggle up in blankets and join in with a special story telling adventure. Before the magical journey ends, children will meet Santa Claus and get a special present to take home.
Dates and times
Struggling to book on your chosen day? Call 08448 153139 (lines open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm only) as limited space may still be available. Please note the weekend adventures and the 23/24 December adventures are now sold out.
Santa's journey runs on November 29, 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 and 18 - 24 December.
On each day there are rides starting at 9:40, 10:10, 10:40, 11:10, 11:40, 12:10, 13:10, 13:40, 14:10, 14:40, 15:10, 15:40, 16:10, 16:40 and 17:10.
Festive snacks and drinks for adults and children are included in the price and can be enjoyed in our beautiful Dining Car Restaurant - simply show your Santa's Steam Ride tickets to receive your refreshments. (Restaurant closes at 5pm, so if you're booked on an afternoon ride after 4pm, you'll need to get these before your ride.)
Please note that tickets must be purchased for under 1's, and will recieve a present from Santa but no refreshments.
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access onto the steam ride. If you do have limited mobility please contact us 0844 8153 139 so that we can do our best to assist you.
On Christmas Eve the revised costs are Adults £10, Children £15 and under 1's £5. Please note that the museum is only open to Santa's Steam Adventure ticket holders on 24 December. The Great Hall and shops will be closed and visitors can only access Station Hall via our city entrance. Car parking will be at a reduced rate of £3 and our Dining Car restaurant will be open with a limited offer.
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."
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