MLSR Santa Specials

The MSLR Santa Specials are special steam events where you can take your children on a magical journey from Brockford Station to meet Santa at North Pole Halt


There are six days of Santa Specials planned this year – 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd December.

For a magical Christmas treat for children up to 10 years old, a trip on a Mid Suffolk Light Railway Santa Special is not to be missed.

Steam trains run from Brockford Station to ‘North Pole Halt’, for an individual visit to Santa at his Christmas Guards Van and each child receives a present. The Stations, Brockford and ‘North Pole Halt’ will all be decorated in full ‘Christmasy’ style. On the return from their Santa visit passengers will find Christmas crafts, hot drinks and snacks will be available to buy and for the grown-ups, a complimentary cup of festive mulled wine.  The trip to see Santa will last approximately 35 minutes.

There will be a traction engine in steam and a Dutch Street organ on site to give an added festive feel and, for children (of all ages).

Visitors, especially children, can enjoy the unique atmosphere created at Suffolk’s only standard gauge award winning railway museum. The Santa Special’s genuine Great Eastern Railway Victorian four-wheeler coaches are a historical experience for any passengers.  Please do wrap up warm as these coaches are not heated.

Should you require a wheelchair accessible compartment, please email for availability.

Bookings are for individual compartments which can seat up to 8 people and must include at least 1 adult and 1 child over the age of 1.  Larger groups can be booked by emailing  to check for availability.

Children aged under 12 months can travel for free but will not receive a present unless requested by adding to the number travelling in the compartment.  Children aged 1-10 will all receive an age appropriate present.

Details of prices and train times will be published on this web site in the Autumn.