Get the little ones in the Christmas spirit this year by meeting Santa at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.A fun family day out this Christmas.


Board one of our historic steam trains at Havenstreet for an atmospheric ride through wintery woodland inside our heated and beautifully restored carriages. Feel like you’re travelling in style as you and your family will have your own compartment for your exclusive use, meaning pre-booking is absolutely essential.

Listen to the evocative sound of steam locomotives as you settle back for the 10 mile round trip.

A traditional Christmas awaits you back at Havenstreet. Follow the pathway to Santa’s North Pole station, where you’ll be warmly welcomed by our seasonal Station Master and his helpers. Watch and listen to amazing entertainment while you wait, before being led by one of Santa’s helpers to meet the man himself on board a traditionally festive Victorian carriage.

What’s on:

•    Take the opportunity for a train ride – book online for the best price and to reserve your own compartment.
•    Children visiting Santa will receive a wonderful high-quality present.
•    Free mulled wine and mince pies for adults

For more information and to book tickets visit the Isle of Wight Steam Railway website.

Getting to the Island Steam Show is easy from Southampton.

By car - catch the hourly car ferry to East Cowes and then head south on Dover Road. Follow the A3021, Park Road, Briddlesford Road, and then turn left into Combley Road. The journey will take about 13 minutes.

On foot - catch the Red Jet to West Cowes. From here, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses (service 1) to Newport where you can change at the bus station for service 9, alighting at Wootton station. From here you catch a train to Havenstreet station. Taxis are also available outside the West Cowes Red Jet terminal. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from the Red Jet if you tell them your arrival time.

Address: Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS