Head to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Havenstreet and enjoy a lovely Christmas atmosphere with live festive music, a bustling Christmas market, and lots of entertainment and magic shows just for children! Make sure you enjoy a stroll through Santa's sparkling Winter Wonderland before going to see him ... And if your child is good, he'll have a wonderful gift for them. Then relax with a cosy 10-mile round trip through the Island's winter countryside, aboard a majestic steam train.


Santa Specials

  • When: 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 21-24 Dec 2017
  • Where: Havenstreet 
  • About: Santa is making Havenstreet his special Christmas home again this year and is really looking forward to meeting you!

Christmas Carvery Night

  • When: 16 Dec 2017
  • Where: Havenstreet
  • About: Experience the magic of steam at night and enjoy a festive carvery dinner.

Boxing Day Specials

  • When: 26 Dec 2017
  • Where: Havenstreet
  • About: After the indulgence of Christmas Day, settle back in the warm and comfortable Victorian and Edwardian carriages to enjoy a steam train journey through the Island's unspoilt winter landscape ... And if you wish to walk off the Christmas Pud, hop off at Ashey or Wootton for a stroll in the countryside.

New Year 'Hangover' Specials

  • When: 1 Jan 2018 
  • Where: Havenstreet
  • About: Welcome in 2018 with a peaceful New Year ride through the Island's winter landscape aboard the vintage steam trains ... For something extra, hop off at Ashey or Wootton for a stroll in the countryside!


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