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The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale – Yorkshire Dales

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale – Yorkshire Dales

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales – Ooh, this is a brand new Christmas train attraction ready for 2019!  It’s sure to sell out quickly, so make sure you get your tickets booked as soon as possible!  You can buy tickets on their website and read all about it here.  Also look at our post of Christmas events in Yorkshire.

“Well, are you coming?” Inspired by the hit movie, this holiday favourite comes to life as you and your family take a magical trip on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride!  The Polar Express train ride at Wensleydale railway will depart from Leeming Bar station, handily located just off the A1(m), 5 times a night during December.

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale - Yorkshire Dales

Set to the music from motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, hauled by a genuine American steam locomotive, complete with hot chocolate and cookies
served by dancing chefs on board the train. Passengers are entertained by a reading of The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg and the singing of Christmas carols. Upon arrival at the North Pole,
Santa boards the train and greets each child and all guests will receive their own sleigh bell – just like in the movie!

The Polar Express Train Ride on the Wensleydale Railway

After the journey you will have the opportunity to linger in Santa’s Workshop, where more family photo opportunities and activities will be available, and a range of gifts will be available to purchase in the gift shop.  The event runs through December, and weekend tickets are already selling out fast!

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale - Yorkshire Dales

About Wensleydale Railway

The Wensleydale Railway is a tourist and heritage line starting at the County town of Northallerton to Redmire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, passing through the Georgian market town of Bedale and the Dales market town of Leyburn, with constantly changing scenery, from the lands of the Vale of Mowbray in the east to hills of the Yorkshire Dales in the west.
The line is a predominantly heritage diesel line, with steam services operating over selected weekends, special events and the summer months. For further information please see the timetable
page for days on which the steam service runs.

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale - Yorkshire Dales

About PNP Events

PNP Events Ltd has been launched by rail enthusiast Paul Hughes and business analyst Phil Neal. PNP Events is based in Telford where they have warehouse and office space suitable for event
management, storage and props construction.  Their first major series of events will run on steam trains at Wensleydale Railway in North Yorkshire throughout December, employing a further 50 staff on short-term contracts.  Both Paul and Phil volunteer for Telford Steam Railway, where they run the hugely popular The Polar Express train ride as a charity event. After seeing the benefits of running the event, they saw there was a market to help other charities host the event. PNP Events is working with Rail Events to bring
this fully licensed event to Wensleydale Railway.  PNP Events will be growing over the next few years to create a series of both licensed and
unlicensed events throughout the country.  PNP Events see themselves as being in the “Memory Making” business.

The Polar Express Train Ride in Wensleydale - Yorkshire Dales

About Rail Events

Rail Events Inc. was established in 2000 and is a proud member of the American Heritage Railways Family. They are in the business of coordinating licensed special events (This includes working with Warner Bros Inc and issuing licences to authorised parties for The Polar Express train ride worldwide), event promotions, merchandising, and related activities to railroad and museum operators throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  Rail Events Inc. was established with these goals in mind – to create family memories and preserve history. By creating licensed railroad events for young families and children, we are working to build interest in trains with young people around the world.


Also look at our round up of Christmas Trains throughout the UK.

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