santa special peak rail

Peak Rail Santa & Steam Specials

Eustace becomes Santa's Steam Train for Peak Rail

What’s included?

Santa and his Railway Helpers invite you to get Christmas off to a magical start by riding Santa’s festive steam train, through the delightful Derbyshire countryside. Join them on their special train at Peak Rail from Rowsley South Station.

As you sit back and enjoy the journey, a variety of professional entertainers will perform for you, Santa and his helpers will make their way through the train and meet everyone at their seat. Santa will have with him a wonderful age suitable gift for all the children.

Children will receive a bottle of water and small packet of sweets each whilst, Adults can sit back and enjoy a Glass of Wine and a Mince Pie (Dietary requirements can be catered for and bottle of water available upon pre-booked request.)

Due to limited space on the ​train, only assistance dogs are allowed on the train.
We regret that due to the historic nature of the carriages, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs in any other carriages other than the wheelchair accessible spaces in coach C. In this space we can accommodate two parties of up to two people plus one wheelchair user on each train.


Trains will depart in December 2022 on:

  • Saturdays: 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
  • Sundays: 4th, 11th & 18th
  • Thursday 22nd
  • and Friday 23rd

At the following times 1030, 1215, 1400 & 1545 (The 1545 service will not run on Saturday 24th)

Ticket Prices

Dates 3/4/10/11/17/18 December
A table of up to two £35
A table of up to four £65
A compartment for up to six £95

Dates 22/23/24 December
A table of up to two £45
A table of up to four £75
A compartment for up to six £105

Also two wheel chair spaces that admit 2 people for seating plus 1 in a wheel chair each. Both in coach c

£32.50 for the first lot of dates
£42.50 for Christmas week

Additional Information:

Please ensure you leave plenty of time to arrive at Rowsley South Station (DE4 2LF) approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the train. Please be aware of other events during the festive period that can cause traffic to be busier than normal in the local area.

There are toilets on the train, but unfortunately no Accessible or Baby Changing facilities are available on the train, however these facilities are available at Rowsley South Station.

There are no refreshment facilities available on the train, however the Station Buffet at Rowsley South Station will be open for the purchase of hot and cold refreshments for eat in or takeaway.

Buggies and Pushchairs must be folded down and stored in the station building, due to a lack of space on the train (Please speak to station staff upon arrival)

How to book multiple Tables/Compartments:

To book more than one table/compartment, you must select your first table/compartment then complete the associated questions for that table/compartment, then press next, then you will be taken to a payment options page, at the bottom of the page there is a option to ‘Continue Shopping’ press this and you will then be able to select additional tables/compartments, repeat this until you have selected all your required tables/compartments.

Booking Conditions:

Once a booking has been taken no alterations can be accepted by Peak Rail. (i.e. adding people or changing the date or time) No refunds will be made due to weather conditions unless Peak Rail cannot operate the service.

We regret that no refunds can be made for passengers who miss the train.
We regret that due to the historic nature of the carriages, we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs in any other carriages other than the wheelchair accessible spaces in coach C. In this space we can accommodate two parties of up to two people plus one wheelchair user on each train.

Due to limited space on the ​train, only assistance dogs are allowed on the train. 
Every effort with be made to provide the Santa Services as advertised, however sometimes circumstances outside our control may force us to amend the timetable or vary any of the provisions of the Santa services. Peak Rail reserves the right to amend or vary without prior notice. No liability for loss, inconvenience or delay can be accepted.

Booking Essential

BOOK HERE

Rowsley South Address:

Rowsley South Station, off, Harrison Way, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2LF, United Kingdom

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Contact

Tel: 01629 580381 / 07979 496488
Phone between office hours of 09.30 and 16.30 Monday to Friday. Please leave a message out of ours and we will call you back.

peakrail@peakrail.co.uk

VIEW TRAIN TIMETABLE

Back to Steam Timetable 2021

OPERATING TIMETABLE: Back to Steam 2021   
Rowsley South (Depart)110012421424

Palatine Restaurant Car Operating Dates

The Palatine Restaurant Car ONLY operates on the coloured dates (as shown)

Steam Experience Operating Calendar

New dates and times will be available shortly

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Timetable for 2022

Due to some operational changes we are altering the way we are running for the next few months.
Please bear with us as we carry out these changes. For the foreseeable future all Service trains will run round at Matlock Riverside whilst we work on a new way of getting in and out of Matlock platform 2.
We are sorry for any inconvenience during this period and are working to get the new plan in place very soon.

OPERATING TIMETABLE    
Rowsley South (Depart)10:3012:0013:3015:00
Darley Dale (Arrive)10:4012:1013:4015:10
Darley Dale (Depart)10:4512:1513:4515:15
Matlock Riverside (Arrive)10:5512:2513:5515:25
Matlock Riverside (Depart)11:1012:4014:1015:40
Darley Dale (Arrive)11:2012:5014:2015:50
Darley Dale (Depart)11:2512:5514:2515:55
Rowsley South (Arrive)11:3513:0514:3516:05

 

 

Fares

TICKET TYPEALL DAY UNLIMITED TICKET PRICESINGLE JOURNEY TICKET PRICE
Adult£14.95£8.50
Senior Citizen£9.95£8.00
Children under 3 years (maximum of two per paying adult)FREEFREE
Children 3 - 15 years£4.95£2.95
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£34.95
OPERATING TIMETABLE: April 2022    
Rowsley South (Depart)1100121413281442
Darley Dale (Arrive)1105121913331447
Darley Dale (Depart)1107122113351449
Matlock Platform 2 (Arrive)1122123613501504
Matlock Platform 2 (Depart)1132124614001514
Darley Dale (Arrive)1147130114151529
Darley Dale (Depart)1149130314171531
Rowsley South (Arrive)1154130814221536
OPERATING TIMETABLE    
Rowsley South (Depart)10:3012:0013:3015:00
Darley Dale (Arrive)10:4012:1013:4015:10
Darley Dale (Depart)10:4512:1513:4515:15
Matlock Riverside (Arrive)10:5512:2513:5515:25
Matlock Riverside (Depart)11:1012:4014:1015:40
Darley Dale (Arrive)11:2012:5014:2015:50
Darley Dale (Depart)11:2512:5514:2515:55
Rowsley South (Arrive)11:3513:0514:3516:05
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Peak Rail Operating Calendar

Please note Peak Rail is only open on the event dates shown.  If a date is blank then Peak Rail is closed and there will be no trains on that day.