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Railway Event, Sat 3 - Sat 24 Dec 2016, £15-£16



Susan Munday

01263 733858


Aylsham Station,
Norwich Road,
NR11 6BW

Bure Valley Railway Steam Trains to Santa

Bure Valley Railway Steam Trains to Santa

Bure Valley Railway Steam Trains to Santa


The ever popular Santa Specials at Bure Valley Railway return this Christmas. The Santa Train departs from Wroxham Station and travels to Aylsham Station where Santa and his railway sleigh are there to welcome everybody. A visit to Santa in his Grotto with a personalised present for each child provides a memorable experience. Entertainment and festive refreshments for all the family add to the Christmas magic, before climbing aboard the Santa Train for the return journey to Wroxham.

The complete Steam Trains to Santa experience takes approximately three hours, including a named present for each child and only costs from £15.00 per person (adults and children).

The Santa Specials this year are running weekends from 3rd December and daily from 17th December, up to and including Christmas Eve. Advanced booking essential. Online booking available on our website.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Only open on days which the railway is operating. Disabled Access and toilets at both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations, disabled coaches, free parking.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 3 - Sat 24 Dec 2016


Prices from £15.00 per person (adults and children)

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct Spooky Express
Sat 3 - Sat 24 Dec Steam Trains to Santa
Tue 27 Dec - Wed 4 Jan Mince Pie Specials



See location of Bure Valley Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 195264  Lat: 52.79132 Long: 1.25525

By Road:
Take the A140 from Norwich.

By Public Transport:
Hoveton and Wroxham National Rail Station are adjacent to the BVR Wroxham Station. From Wroxham Rail Station walk across the road to the Bure Valley Railway Station. From the main bus stop (opposite Roys of Wroxham on Church Road) it is approx. a 6 min walk to the station. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Only open on days which the railway is operating. Disabled Access and toilets at both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations, disabled coaches, free parking.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • The railway operates wheelchair accessible coaches on all trains without the need to pre book. The coaches allow wheelchair and able bobied passengers to travel together.

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