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Steam into Christmas and help Santa find his missing reindeer!

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9:30 am - Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 4:00 pm

santa run

Kids, there’s been a disaster! Santa’s reindeer have all escaped and are lost – you know that he needs them to deliver all the presents on Christmas Eve.

We need your help!

Can you help him find them? Explore the unique collection of Great Western Railway steam locomotives, carriages, wagons, buildings and small artefacts at our 21 acre museum set around the original 1932 engine shed whilst you locate all of the reindeer stations.

Enjoy our unique Christmas experience here at Didcot Railway Centre and it’s so much more than just a visit to Santa! You’ll all receive a special passport and a stocking as you enter and as you find each reindeer, as a reward you’ll receive a small gift at each reindeer station. Your search for his reindeer will lead you to a magical grotto where you’ll be greeted by Santa’s mischievous elves in our giant toy workshop. While Mrs Christmas works hard to keep them under control, you’ll meet Santa Claus himself, he’ll hear what you want to get for Christmas and you’ll get to choose your own gift from the selection on offer. Your entry ticket will also include unlimited train rides on our main demonstration line and everything you’d normally expect from a visit to us.




Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9:30 am
Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 4:00 pm
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Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot Parkway Station, Station Rd,
Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ United Kingdom
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01235 817200
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