4) Plym Valley Railway - The North Pole Express.


All of us became a huge fan of the book The polar express by Chris Van Allsberg. The train is inspired by the same book and is back on track and larger than earlier, with a ticket price of only €8. There are two classes first class and standard compartment. They have local stalls for usual cookies and gifts, hot food, a joyride, a few animals and many beautiful attractions. You'll get to know more once the time is closer to you boarding the train. The children can be between 2 to 15 years. All the children who pay for a ticket will get a gift. The train departs from Marsh mills, on every Sunday across December and you'll ride through the Arctic, being in a steam train. You'll also see lots of snow fall, Christmas lights along the way. And you can take plenty of photos on that settings with Santa and your family too.

5) South Devon Railway


South Devon Railway has completed it's 50 years as a non profit railway. The train begins at Buckfastleigh, and returns back to staverton. Santa's helpers like elves will come in handy to serve you warm drinks and biscuits for children. A mince pie and fruit punch for adults is also on the list. Father Christmas will bring all kinds of gifts for children and he'll also be available for photos next to the train during arrival and departure. The overall ride is one hour and 45 minutes. The ticket costs €20 for adults and €12 for children upto 15 years of age. The train has dinner lunch tradition, popular during December.

6) Lynton and Barnstable Railway.


Santa arrives on woody bay with his presents, only fact that he's available in his grotto. You can have all the fun with him in 1000 ft above sea level at the station. Before meeting Santa you'll enjoy a journey between Wooden Bay and Killington Lane, again on a steam children. The rate differs from season to season. And this Santa gives the present with your names on it.