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Santa’s Snow Train and Crystal Grotto 2020

November 21 - December 23

Christmas 2020 at Painshill

Santa’s Snow Train and Crystal Grotto

In light of possible new COVID-19 restrictions we are reviewing this event.


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All aboard! Santa’s Snow Train is ready to depart!

Join Painshill for a completely unique festive experience this Christmas. Take a magical train trip to see Santa in our incredible Grade 1 listed Crystal Grotto.

Collect your train ticket at the kiosk outside the Visitor Centre before boarding the Christmas land train. Appreciate the stunning views of the Painshill landscape on your journey before arriving at the bright and twinkling Grotto.

Meet Santa and discover the sparkling crystal covered cave. Every child can get a present from Santa and his elves.

Santa, his elves and the Painshill Team will do everything they can to ensure you and your family’s safety. Numbers will be limited for each time slot to aid distancing while waiting for the train, masks will be worn on the open air train and everyone will see Santa only in their household group.

Time slots in the day

Book in the day time and you can finish your festive experience by enjoying the Painshill Christmas trail and access to the whole of the Painshill gardens.

Time slots after dark

If your time slot is after daylight hours you will complete your visit with a beautiful walk back via a special lit path.


VERY IMPORTANT –  Due to limited numbers we will NOT be able to change or amend your booking once it has been made. Please read the event information, on the link below, very carefully before booking. All visitors, including infants, must be booked in so we can ensure everyone can ride the train.


Santa’s Snow Train and Crystal Grotto 2020

Please note: 

At least one child ticket with a present must be purchased per booking. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Maximum 4 children per adult. 


Santa’s Snow Train and Crystal Grotto will be running on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November and then Saturday 28th November until Wednesday 23rd December.


DATE November 21 - December 23 TIME 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Call: 01932 868113

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