The Experience – Polar Express Tickets
If you’ve never experienced the magic of the Polar Express, this just might be your crucial year. The Polar Express is steaming back to the Yorkshire Dales ready to amaze, delight and create memories you’ll cherish in years to come. Get your pyjamas and dressing gowns on and your Polar Express tickets in hand and get ready to take part in the train ride of your life! A fully immersive theatrical experience lies in wait for you beyond the station of Leeming Bar at Wensleydale Railway – if you just believe.
Polar Express Tickets
Booking tickets for The Polar Express at Wensleydale is not something you should hesitate to do! Our 5 Star event* as reviewed by our customers is an “Absolutely amazing experience” – Hannah S. 2022 Guest. We are thrilled to be returning to Wensleydale with The Polar Express Train Ride this year for the 4th time and are looking forward to another 60,000 guests joining us this year. Our experience is designed for those of all ages with many families, couples and adult only groups visiting us every year.
“We had the best experience ever last night in The Polar Express at Wensleydale. All the characters were amazing! Santa was perfect and we will definitely be back next year! Thank you so much for helping my 8year old fully believe again (she is so on the brink of not believing and this experience was perfect) thanks so much!” – Claire R., 2021 Guest
A grand arrival
When you get to the platform, it seems to be empty! But it won’t be for long, as the Polar Express will soon arrive. As the platform fills with pyjama clad guests, the excitement filling the air will mount as you hear the Grand Arrival begin. The first sparks of magic begin when snow fills the platform as the train pulls to a stop!
“ALL ABOARD!” calls the conductor, and the chefs help you on board. As you make your way to your seats, the show is about to begin. The train pulls away from the platform and you’ll be treated to some familiar songs from the film, performed for you by our very talented chefs and maybe even the Conductor himself.
Before your very eyes, the story of the Polar Express will come to technicolour life. Beloved characters from the story including the chefs, Conductor and maybe even the ghost on the train will draw you ever deeper into the story of the Polar Express Train Ride. As the train steams along it’s journey, everyone will be served hot chocolate and a cookie just like in the film.
“Interaction with the actors and singing was great – this made the experience feel like the real thing. Really good acting, especially our Conductor. Santa took time with the kids and was lovely to get a photo. Cookies were delicious! Loved every minute – even being an adult Would definitely recommend” – Kelly H, 2022 Guest
Before you know it, our very special guest will join you on board your train ride. Santa Claus himself will appear right there in your carriage! He will say hello to your children and provide them with the First Gift of Christmas, a beautiful shiny silver sleigh bell. His elf helper will make sure the grownups get their bell. Whilst Santa makes his way through the carriage, you’ll hear the familiar cry of ‘tickets, please!’ as the Conductor checks everyone’s Golden Tickets.
Filled with all the magic and wonder of the Christmas season, the Polar Express Train Ride is a festive experience like no other. Officially licensed by Rail Events International and Warner Brothers, accept no imitation. Polar Express Tickets are hot hot hot, don’t hesitate to book your trip with us today!
“Fantastic fun for children and adults alike. Great interaction story telling and a special visit from Santa. Truly magical.” – Anita S. 2022 Guest
“We’ve just come back from the most magical experience on the polar express. Pure joy and fun and full credit to Sue, Soufflé in carriage F, she made the experience for our family. Loved her!! So funny in character, really attentive and engaging. Loved every second and we’ll definitely be coming back!” Barbara M. 2022 Guest.
We also have many guests visit us with additional needs. If you or a party member has any additional needs have a look at our additional needs page.
THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride also operates at THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at Cholsey and Wallingford Oxford, THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at South Devon Railway and THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride at Spa Valley Railway, Kent. Other locations can found at Railevents Inc.