THE POLAR EXPRESS™ at Swanage Railway

Get ready to take THE POLAR EXPRESS™ to the North Pole this festive season at Swanage Railway

Introducing THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride: A Magical Journey to the North Pole from Swanage Railway.

“We are delighted to be working with Fused Events and Crosstown Concerts to bring the magic of the THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride to the Swanage Railway this Christmas”. - Swanage Railway Chairman, Trevor Parsons

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure as THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride comes to Swanage Railway in Dorset for the first time. Step aboard this enchanting train experience and be transported into the captivating world of the beloved film.

Immerse yourself in a theatrical day filled with joy, surprises, and endless fun for the whole family. Get ready to sing, dance, and witness the magic unfold while indulging in delicious hot chocolate. Dress in your comfiest pyjamas and let the festive atmosphere surround you, creating unforgettable memories.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride has become a beloved Christmas tradition in the UK, with over 300,000 guests taking the magical trip at 11 locations in 2022. Worldwide, over 1.4 million guests enjoyed this enchanting experience last season.

The steam train will take up to five journeys each day, with seven carriages: Rudolph, Blitzen, Comet, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, and Cupid, the accessible carriage. For locomotive fans, the carriages include a beautiful 1930s Maunsell coach (Rudolph), and five 1950s, British Railway Standard Carriages.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride promises to be an unforgettable experience for all ages. During the one-hour train ride, expect to be immersed in festive fun, accompanied by beloved songs and characters from the film. As it is Christmas, and with magic filling the air, you never know who you might encounter or receive a special gift from. Just be sure to stay on the good list!

The Polar Express at Swanage Railway 2023

Join us as we bring the magic of this cherished tale to life, creating valuable memories that will last a lifetime. This extraordinary journey that will run from November 17th to December 30th 2023. Tickets for this location in Dorset are exclusively available at 

Win Tickets to the THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Swanage Railway!

Local Purbeck magazine – Love It Local are running a competition draw for a chance to win 4 tickets to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride.

Just answer this simple question to enter.

‘Which actor was cast in the 2004 feature film The Polar Express? 

The competition is open until the 31st October 2023 and the draw will take place on the 1st November. The winning ticket will be available to use on certain dates in November. Click below to enter online now!

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