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The Polar Express on Wensleydale Railway

Hop on board the Polar Express when it steams into Wensleydale Railway and treat your family to a Christmas they’ll never forget. 

From the moment you arrive at Leeming Bar station on the convenient park-and-ride bus, you’ll be fully immersed in the internationally beloved, sensational story of the Polar Express.

Explore the station’s Christmas Market on arrival, and before you know it, the snow will start to fall, the familiar inspiring music will play, and the Polar Express herself will come steaming into the station.

Once on-board, the train’s dancing chefs will guide passengers to their seats and serve up creamy hot chocolate and freshly-baked cookies as the Express pulls away from the station. Next stop, the North Pole!

During the journey, children of all ages will be delighted by the appearance of their favourite characters from the story as it springs to life, complete with plenty of singing and dancing.

As the train approaches the North Pole, children will spot Santa at the trackside along with his sleigh and magnificent Christmas tree, before he magically appears in their carriage.

Mr C will then visit each family and present everyone with the first gift of Christmas: a silver sleigh bell. And just like in the film, you might even hear it jingle if you truly believe.

In the immortal words of the Conductor: “Well, ya coming?”

FACTFILE

  • Address: Arrive at Leeming Bar Services (DL8 1DT) for the park and ride bus to Leeming Bar Railway
  • Opening times: Friday 29th November to Monday 23rd December
  • Admission: Tickets start at £25
  • Website: www.yorkshiredalesthepolarexpressride.com