The Polar Express starts its magical journey at Tunbridge Wells station.

The trains were very busy last year so please make sure you buy your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Your adventure starts exactly like the film, with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ collecting your whole family from Spa Valley Railway to start your magical journey to the North Pole and back. You’ll meet your favourite icons from the beloved movie, including the Conductor, dancing chefs, a mysterious ghost, and of course the magical Santa Claus himself. All of you (complete with your pyjamas for the authentic experience!) will experience gloriously immersive theatre on a train as you make your way slowly North. As you venture forwards on your journey, you may experience unexpected Caribou related delays and other fantastical happenings, as well as having the beautiful original THE POLAR EXPRESS™ story shared with you by the talented chefs. Remember to savour your delicious cookie and warming hot chocolate before you teach your destination – the North Pole, Santa’s home. Mr C will board the train and, if you’ve been good this year, you’ll receive the first gift of Christmas – a shiny sleigh bell from Santa’s sleigh, just like in the film and story. Your whole family will get to talk to Santa, and if you’ve got your THE POLAR EXPRESS™ book (available to purchase with your Polar Express Tickets) he can sign it for you.

When you arrive back at Tunbridge Wells, there are yet more marvels. You can write a letter to Santa, see who in your family has been naughty or nice this year and check out the gift shop for souvenirs of your trip. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Spa Valley Railway will be a truly wondrous Christmas adventure.

We can’t wait to launch the Polar Express in Kent! We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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