Waterford – Santa Express in Waterford

"Santa Express at Waterford & Suir Valley Railway"

Santa Express at Waterford & Suir Valley Railway 2016

Christmas is a very special time at the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway. Santa visits the station every year with his helpers to meet as many children as he can.
You and your family are invited to board the Santa Express at Kilmeadan Station and set off on an exciting 20 minute train journey along the banks of the River Suir. You will have red blankets to keep you warm and Christmas carols to sing along to on the train.When everyone is safely on board the train will set off on an exciting journey through the countryside along the banks of the River Suir and in to the Magic Wood where you will meet Mrs Claus and some friends. Mrs Claus will give the children magic dust to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas night. The train journey lasts about 25 minutes. You then return to the station, go through the Carriage shop to visit Santa as a family. Santa is in a cosy cottage outside the carriage. It snows outside Santa’s Cottage. The children will have a nice chat with Santa and get a good quality present. To entertain you at the station before or after your trip you can meet the Mayfield Birds of Prey – They have beautiful barn owls – Boo, Bobbins, Muffin, Peanut and Hiccup or you could meet Izzy the Bengal Eagle Owl or a magnificent Harris Hawk.
Hot chocolate, tea, coffee and snack will be available in the Carriage shop and at Mrs Claus’s Hot Chocolate stand

The Santa Express operates on the following dates

  • Saturday 3rd, 10th and 17th December
  • Sunday 4th, 11th and 18th December
  • Thursday 8th, and 22nd December
  • Friday 23rd December

The Santa Express Departure Times

  • 10.30 am, 11.10 am, 11.50 am, 12.30 pm, 1.10 pm, 1.50 pm

Admission Prices

  • Adults – €6.00
  • Children – €16.00
  • Babies (under 12 months) – FREE

All tickets must be booked and paid for in advance – Please telephone to check availability

Photos are optional at €5.00 but you are welcome to bring your own camera.
Family Fun Tip:- There are no Family tickets
Booking – The Santa Express must be booked in advance. It cannot be booked on line. To check availability or for more information telephone 051 384058.
You can download the Santa Express Booking Form 2016

Directions To Santa Express at Kilmeadan Station

Kilmeadan Station is 10km from Waterford City. Take N25 towards Cork. At Carrick Road Roundabout take last exit on to R680.
From Cork direction at Carrick Road Roundabout turn left on to R680. Kilmeadan Station is on the left.
From Dublin direction, on the approach roundabout to Waterford City follow the N25 towards Cork. This brings you through the River Suir Toll Bridge (€1.80). Continue to Carrick Road roundabout, take last exit on to R680. Kilmeadan Station is on the left.




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