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Experience THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride this Christmas at the Churnet Valley Railway


Your journey begins at Froghall Station on the Churnet Valley Railway in Staffordshire, where we invite you to hop on board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride that takes you on a magical journey to the North Pole.

Do you Believe? Well, if you don’t by the end of your journey you will! Join our enthusiastic cast in telling the story whilst singing along (Covid permitting) with your favourite characters from the hit film.

All our passengers are encouraged to join in the fun by attending in your PJ’s (Don’t forget your dressing gown in case its cold at the North Pole!).

Once you have boarded THE POLAR EXPRESS™ the adventure begins when you are served Hot Chocolate and a Cookie at your seat by the singing Chefs. Make sure you have your tickets ready as the Conductor will need to see them, once he has finished punching tickets he will be back to show off his impressive dance moves.

But believers we have a secret on this train, the Hobo is travelling with you. He is going to show you his meaning of Christmas and the word Believe. We think he may become a friend by the end of our journey. Don’t slip now...

Travelling through the Northern Lights is arguably one of the most spectacular parts of our journey and the icing on the cake before you arrive at the North Pole.

Santa will be waiting patiently for the arrival of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ where he will meet all believers ready to hand out the first present of Christmas, a beautiful silver bell from his sleigh.

If you purchased The Polar Express book at the time of booking Santa might sign his autograph for you if you ask him nicely.

When the train returns to Froghall why not take the opportunity to write a letter to Santa or take part in a snowball fight! Not forgetting to check out whether you are on the naughty or nice list.

Finish off your magical trip with a bite to eat in Christmas town.

The journey on board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride lasts around 1 hour. We recommend you allow 2 hours for the whole experience.

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