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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

12 Park Street | Pickering Station, Pickering YO18 7AJ, England
01751 472508
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$57*
and up
The York Pass
90%
Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Pickering
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Yorkshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We come to this event every year. My children are 6,5 and 3 and I really felt this year that they all got to appreciate the magic. The organisation always follows a similar formula, but this year I really felt like the organisers had tweaked everything to perfection. We parked up easily and knew from the booking information to have... More 

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a comprehensive review of your visit to our Santa special. The Pickering Station Group, who are all volunteers, have worked hard throughout 2014 buying decorations and making various changes to the Santa Specials to make them more magical than ever. We agree that they have done a fantastic job and will be pleased to see... More 

Brotton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Arrived at the Station to here Christmas music creating a lovely atmosphere for myself and wife and four children aged 4 and 6 and 8. Then into the Learning centre for Hot drinks and lovely mince pies. When we boarded the Steam Train the decor was fantastic. When the time came for our visit to Santa the magic began. Santas... More 

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to see Santa, we are pleased you enjoyed it and have passed your comments onto the volunteer station group who work hard in the weeks before and during the Santa Specials to make the experience magical for everyone. We hope you visit us again soon. We welcome all feedback, and if you... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

the queue for the refreshments was so long we had no time to get any as the train arrived.. Then the train was delayed for a number of different reasons. And our train ride was cut short for this reason. And we also had to indure a 20 min stop with no explanation and 3 very wrestles children. Overall very... More 

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Santa Special. We are sorry you did not enjoy the experience, however as you have not given any details such as departure station, date and time of service it is difficult to ascertain the reason for any delays or why the journey would have been... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our trip today on the santa special was amazing everyone from the volunteers in the cafe to santa and his wife was so polite and helpfull. I would and will recommend this to everyone I know. Top effort to ensure that our trip was perfect

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Santa Special, the volunteer station groups work tirelessly in the weeks leading up to and during the Santa Specials to make the service a special one, and will be pleased you enjoyed it, and hope to welcome you back in 2015. As a charity we rely heavily on the generosity of our volunteers... More 

Paull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The three hour coach trip with a bus full of very excited little girls to meet Santa was well worth it! The festive atmosphere on Pickering station was lovely and the hot chocolate (with added Baileys for the grown-ups) was very welcome on such a cold and frosty day, with warm mince pies as an added bonus. The girls were... More 

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a comprehensive review of your Santa Special experience, we are delighted you enjoyed it, and I know our volunteer station group will be too. We hope you are able to join us again next year, and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We welcome all feedback, and if you have any... More 

Leyburn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Super food beautifully served in the wonderful atmoshere of the pullman dining car. Steaming through beautiful countryside. Magic

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of your experience on board our Pullman Dining train. I have passed your comments onto the train manager who will be delighted you enjoyed the service, we hope to welcome you on board again. We welcome all feedback, and if you have any further comments please do not hesitate to contact us on info@nymr.co.uk... More 

Hull
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Took our 2 boys today to see Santa, what a fantastic day what the boys will remember for a lifetime, we got hot drinks and mince pies before our train journey,the carriages were all nicely decorated with xmas music playing, the train is kept in a great condition the staff were all really friendly and clearly love their jobs, my... More 

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to see Santa on our Santa Special. Our volunteer station groups work hard to make the experience a magical and memorable experience for all our visitors, and will be pleased that you enjoyed it. We welcome all feedback, and if you have any further comments please do not hesitate to contact us... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We took the steam train from Grosmont to Goathland (Aidensfield in Heartbeat). We had a look around Goathland then walked back to Grosmont via the old disused railway line stopping off at the old Beck hole pub for a drink and some food. I was a beautiful day and we sat outside. When I say we I mean 3 young... More 

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, we are pleased you enjoyed your day with us, and agree that the walk from Goathland to Grosmont is easier than Grosmont to Goathland. It is a lovely way to combine a trip on the NYMR and a walk in the glorious North York Moors. We... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Yesterday we took 19 Rainbows ( girl guiding ) and 4 adult leaders, what an amazing day! Greeted with hot chocolate mince pies ( baileys for the adults too) onto the train where girls where given colouring pages and crayons by lovely patient volunteer staff. Snack pack was available but as we had travelled quite a distance our girls ate... More 

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Santa Special visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again soon. As a charity we rely heavily on the generosity of our volunteers and visitors to help us continue running and provide future generations with a... More 

York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Being on a steam train was great, although watching one come in and go out of the station is fantastic too. The carriages have managed to keep most of their history and feel which is quite enchanting. We loved our trip in to Whitby, stopped for fish & chips and set off back when it started to get dark. Magical... More 

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nymrailway, Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to the NYMR, we are pleased you enjoyed the experience and hope you visit us again soon. As a charity we rely heavily on the generosity of our volunteers and visitors to help us continue running and provide future generations with a chance to ride on a steam or heritage diesel engine... More 

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