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Children's Activity Event:NYMR - Santa Reimagined at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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Christmas Event, from 5 Dec 2020

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Businesses across the Yorkshire Coast are getting ready to reopen and welcome you back. Please check the individual website for reopening dates, opening times and booking details.

We recommend you follow current public health advice and maintain social distancing.

Details

Santa Reimagined

Join us this December and help the Railway save Christmas.
It has been a challenging year for Lapland and Father Christmas and his team needs your help! Santa’s sleigh is out of action, presents still need to be built, Reindeers are furloughed, and time is running out.

Meet Santa’s helpers and travel on a heritage steam train in your own private compartment, whilst listening to Jingle Bells FM radio. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your family as you travel to Levisham Station, return.

Your heritage steam train awaits at the beautifully decorated Pickering Station, ready to take you on a Christmas adventure. You'll hopefully catch a glimpse of Santa himself too, as he prepares for the biggest night of the year.

Your ticket includes:

See Santa organise his Elves and Helpers on this special Santa Train.
Interaction with Santa’s Elves.
Photo opportunity to remember your visit.
Reserved private compartment on a decorated steam train.
Travel from Pickering to Levisham Station, return journey (Approx. 60 min).*
Present for each child*.
Snow Bound Express newspaper.
Entertainers: The Covid-19 crisis has caused us to rethink our experience for this year, but we have created a plan with mitigation's.

Dates: 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 December 2020
Pickering Departure Times: 09:15, 11:15, 13:15 & 15:15
Private compartment: £100 for up to 4 people. £25 per additional adult or child (Max 6 people in total). Child 1-16 years old.



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Covid-19 Control measures:

Advanced booking required. To help us maintain capacity we are asking all guests to book online in advance.

Enhanced cleaning regimes between services.
Hand Sanitiser Stations will be provided for you to use.
Contactless payments for all refreshment and retail purchases.
We will be asking our guests to maintain social distancing whilst using our facilities.
Passenger Responsibilities:
We ask for your cooperation and that you always follow Government advice and local mitigations at all times including:

Wear a face covering/mask whilst moving around the railway and on the train. These may be removed whilst seated in a compartment.
Wash Your Hands often and use the hand sanitiser stations provided.
Avoid touching your face.
Observe social distancing.
If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you and members of your party or family group to not attend the railway. Please visit our Terms & Conditions.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you up to date with any changes, either from the Government or from our own plans. We can't wait to get back to doing what we do best – operating Britain’s busiest heritage railway.

Occasionally, due to operational requirements, we may substitute a steam engine with a diesel locomotive.

*About Tickets:
Due to the latest government guidelines a compartment is for a max of 6 people, adults or children 0-16 years old.
Santa Appearance: The COVID-19 crisis has caused us to rethink our experience for this year, but we have created a plan with Coronavirus mitigations.
Carer Tickets: The minimum spend for a compartment is £100 for up to 4 people. Free carer ticket applies to Compartments of 5 and Compartments of 6. Wheelchairs and Pushchairs can be stored in the Guards Van, pending space. You must be able to transfer to your pre-booked seat in your chosen compartment.
Discount Tickets are not available.
A child is aged 1 years old – 16 years old.
Departures from Pickering only. No Grosmont departures.
The Santa Re-Imagined Service travels from Pickering to Levisham, return. The journey is approx. 20 minutes to Levisham, 20 minutes for the locomotive to run around and 20 minutes to Pickering.
Refreshments are not included within the ticket price. The Tea Room and Gift Shop will be open.
Gift Vouchers & Outstanding Bookings: If you have been issued a Gift Voucher or have a booking held you can redeem against The Santa Re-Imagined services via Customer Service Team.
The Santa Re-Imagined Service includes music and interaction. This service is not suitable for those with noise sensitivity.
Onboard Toilets will be available.
Dogs are not permitted on the Santa Re-Imagined services. Assistance Dogs are welcome to travel within the Compartment on the floor.
Contact info@nymr.co.uk or telephone 01751 472508, Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00

Start: 5th December, 2020 at 9:15am
Event details
Where
Pickering Station, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

When
Start: 5th December, 2020 at 9:15am

End: 24th December, 2020 at 3:15pm

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

There are toilets, baby-changing facilities and additional access facilities at Pickering and selected other stations along the line. There are also refreshment facilities and gift shops at many of the stations, as well as a Customer Services office at Pickering. The railway is delighted to welcome pushchairs and dogs on its services, subject to available space. Please note there is a charge for dogs to travel on board.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Dec 2020 09:15 to 11:15 13:15 to 15:15
Sat 12 - Sun 13 Dec 2020 09:15 to 11:15 13:15 to 15:15
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Dec 2020 09:15 to 11:15 13:15 to 15:15
Mon 21 - Tue 22 Dec 2020 09:15 to 11:15 13:15 to 15:15
Wed 23 - Thu 24 Dec 2020 09:15 to 11:15 13:15 to 15:15

Prices

See website for prices

Address

Pickering Station,
Park Street,
Pickering,
YO18 7AJ

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 797841  Lat: 54.24639 Long: -0.77838

By Road: Thirsk to Scarborough, turn left at traffic lights in Pickering town and follow brown tourist signs for Steam Railway

By Public Transport: The main bus stops are outside Pickerig TIC at The Ropery and on Eastgate both within a 5 minute walk from the station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Malton station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

There are toilets, baby-changing facilities and additional access facilities at Pickering and selected other stations along the line. There are also refreshment facilities and gift shops at many of the stations, as well as a Customer Services office at Pickering. The railway is delighted to welcome pushchairs and dogs on its services, subject to available space. Please note there is a charge for dogs to travel on board.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

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