Santa and Steam Event
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The Churnet Valley Railway Santa and Steam 2019

Get Christmas off to a magical start by riding the Santa Express. Sit back and enjoy the ride as it steams through the Staffordshire Moorlands.

As Santa strolls through the train bearing wonderful gifts for each little Boy and Girl. Mums, Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas can relax and enjoy a mince pie and a glass of sherry in festive filled coaches which will delight all.

Begin your journey from our Froghall or Cheddleton stations filled with festive atmosphere, hot & cold food is available from our Signals Tea Room, or Gifts from our Signals Souvenirs at Froghall or our pop up shop at Cheddleton. Ample free parking is available at both stations.

Passengers with a disability are advised to join the train at Froghall.

Dogs are not permitted on our Santa Express train with the exception of Guide Dogs.

Santa Express trains last approximately 1 hour 20 mins

Santa and Steam Dates & Times 2019

30th Nov., 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Dec.

Cheddleton Departures:
10.00, 11.30, 13.00, 14.30, 16.00
Froghall Departures:
10.45, 12.15, 13.45, 15:15

Christmas Eve Times 2019

Cheddleton Departures:
10.00, 11.30, 13.00, 14.30
Froghall Departures:
10.45, 12.15, 13.45

Santa by Starlight Dates & Times 2019

4th, 11th, 18th Dec.

Cheddleton Departures:
15.30, 17.00, 18.30, 20.00
Froghall Departures:
16.15, 17.45, 19.15

Santa & Steam Prices 2019

Adult Child > 2 Child < 2
30th Nov. – 8th Dec. £17.00 £12.00 £7.00
14th Dec. – 15th Dec. £19.00 £13.00 £7.00
20th Dec. – 24th Dec. £21.00 £15.00 £7.00
Wed. 4th, 11th, 18th Dec. £19.00 £13.00 £7.00

Private compartments are only available for groups of 6 – 8 passengers & cost an additional £30 on top of the normal ticket. If some of the passengers travel on the knee of an adult (ideally babies 12 months or less), then it is possible to fit more in a compartment. Please contact our office on 01538 750 755 for details.

What's Included

  • Seating and return journey on our Santa Express Train
  • Meet Santa as he wanders through the train talking to all the good boys and girls
  • A wonderful age suitable present for all children
  • Complimentary soft drink and treat for each little boy and girl
  • Complimentary glass of sherry and mince pie for adults


  • There are toilets on the trains but unfortunately no Baby changing facilities
  • Buggies & Pushchairs must be folded down and stored in the Station Waiting room due to the shortage of space on the train
  • Please call if you have a wheelchair user and we will make appropriate arrangements

Finding us

Our Santa trains depart from the Froghall and Cheddleton stations. Froghall is situated on the A52, Stoke to Ashbourne road. Cheddleton is situated three miles south of leek along the A520.


  • Froghall Station ST10 2HA
  • Cheddleton Station ST13 7EE

Contact us

01538 750 755

Christmas Santa &amp; Steam 2019 Presents