This is the second year we have done the Santa special and it was as good this year as it was last year. The platform has a little buffet where you can get tea, coffee, pies, crisps, cold drinks etc., all reasonably priced. The train ride is great with Santa and his helpers coming along to see the passengers and some musicians passing through getting the carriage to sing carols. The length of the journey from Bury to Rawtenstall and back is just right in terms of younger children not getting bored! I would recommend this as a Christmas treat, book early as they sell out fast (especially at peak times). Also, if you're driving, give yourself plenty of time to find parking as it is not great around the Station itself. The car park at the leisure centre nearby is usually worth a try.