Father Christmas will be building up a head of steam in the run up to Christmas at the Lavender Line at Isfield.
The first Santa specials are on Sunday, November 29, and will be steam hauled throughout.
Dates for Lavender Line Santa Specials:
- Sunday, November 29 – steam
- Saturday, December 5 – diesel
- Sunday, December 6 – steam
- Saturday, December 12 – diesel
- Sunday, December 13 – steam
- Saturday, December 19 – diesel
- Sunday, December 20 – steam
- Monday, December 21- diesel
- Tuesday, December 22 – diesel
- Wednesday, December 23 – diesel
Lancing Brass Band will be playing Christmas carols on December 20 from noon until 2pm.
Ticket prices for Lavender Line Santa specials are adults £10, children (3 to 15 years of age) £10 children under 3, £5.
All ticket prices include unlimited trains rides throughout the day, a fresh mince pie for the adults and of course a present given personally by Santa for the children.
The Lavender line will be open on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm, Santa’s grotto will be open from 11am until 4.30pm. Breakfasts will also be served from 8.30am both days.
The first train will depart Isfield station at 10.30 on both days with trains running on the hour and half hour until 4.30pm, the last trains departs Worth halt at 4.45pm. There may be an extra train service at 5pm if there is demand.
How to book for Lavender Line Santa Specials
There are several ways in which you can purchase your Santa special tickets.
*Get a Christmas at Isfield leaflet from the station or any other places that have the leaflets on show and fill out the form on the leaflet, follow the instructions and send to Marion Taylor, Jordens, Old Shoreham Road, Lancing, BN15 0QS, or hand the leaflet to the booking office at Isfield station
*Once you know what day you would like to visit and how many would like to visit, give Marion Taylor a call on 01903 761455 until 7pm only. If you would like to call on a Sunday you can contact the Lavender line directly on 01825 750515.
*Online booking service. This method will allow you to book your Santa special tickets on an easy to use online booking system which means you can pay and print your tickets via Paypal.
*Peak times to see Santa will be between 11.3am and 3pm. All other opening times before and after are usually quieter so the Lavender Line recommends if you wish less waiting time to visit either before or after these hours.