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Santa Specials

8th December 2018 - 24th December 2018


Come and see Santa in his own Steam Train.

Travel through the forest, starting and ending your journey at Norchard station (GL15 4ET).

Father Christmas comes to your seat with an age related present for every child - no queues for a Grotto here!! 

On board entertainment and something for the adults too!

Our new cafe will be offering seasonal refreshments all day.  Our shop is well stocked with toys and gifts for both young and old.  Plenty of stocking filler ideas!

Pre-booking is essential.  Running dates and times are as follows:

8th December 2018 10:30 12:30 14:30  
9th December 2018 10:30 12:30 14:30  
15th December 2018 10:30 12:30 14:30  
16th December 2018 10:30 12:30 14:30  
22nd December 2018 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00
23rd December 2018 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00
24th December 2018 10:30 12:30 14:30  

Each trip lasts approximately one hour.

Online booking is highly recommended, as many of the trains sell out in advance. To book online now,click here!

All seating is allocated, and you will receive a ticket via email with you seating allocation after booking. Please note that the allocations are done manually, so there will be a delay between your booking and receiving your seating allocation.

Please note that under 2s do not need to be booked for and will travel for free but do not receive a present nor do they have a seat allocated. We regret that there is no wheelchair access on these trains.



  • Christmas
  • For the Family
  • Heritage


Dean Forest Railway
Forest Road
GL15 4ET
01594 845840

O/S Ref: SO 629 043


From A48 Gloucester to Chepstow road, take B4234 from Lydney to Parkend. Dean Forest Railway is on your left after approximately 2 miles.

Note The above directions are to our main centre at Norchard Station. Similarly the marker on the map is at Norchard.

Enter your start address:

  • Lydney


Dean Forest Railway

A 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam and some heritage diesel train services. Free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once - ride all day!

Attraction in or near Lydney