Christmas is a very special time at the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway as Santa visits Kilmeadan Station.
When you arrive at Kilmeadan Station you will board the train. The conductor will check your train tickets and give you red blankets to keep you nice and cosy on the journey. Christmas music will be playing.
When everyone is safely on board the train will set off on an exciting journey through the countryside along the banks of the River Suir and in to the Magic Wood where you will meet Mrs Claus and some friends. Mrs Claus will give the children magic dust to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas night. The train journey lasts about 25 minutes.
You then return to the station, go through the Carriage shop to visit Santa as a family. Santa is in a cosy cottage outside the carriage. It snows outside Santa’s Cottage. The children will have a nice chat with Santa and get a good quality present. Photos are optional at €6.00
To entertain you at the station before or after your trip you can meet the Mayfield Birds of Prey – They have beautiful barn owls – Boo, Bobbins, Muffin, Peanut and Hiccup or you could meet Izzy the Bengal Eagle Owl or a magnificent Harris Hawk.
Hot chocolate, tea, coffee and snack will be available in the Carriage shop and at Mrs Claus’s Hot Chocolate stand.
Adults - €8.00
Children - €16.00
Babies (under 12 months) - FREE
All tickets must be booked and paid for in advance - Please telephone to check availability.
The Santa Express operates on the following dates in 2019
Saturday 30th November, 7th , 14th , 21st December
Sunday 1st, 8th ,15th , 22nd December
Wednesday 11th, and Monday 23rd December
10.30am, 11.10am, 11.50am, 12.30pm, 1.10pm, 1.50pm
The Santa Express must be booked in advance. It cannot be booked on line. Contact us to check availability or for more information.
Check out the Santa Express photo gallery.