All aboard” the Polar Express™ for a memorable family trip to the North Pole.
Every year the Weardale Railway in the North East is transformed into a Winter Wonderland and children are invited to wear their pyjamas for a magical trip on The Polar Express™ Train Ride, inspired by the hit Warner Bros. Entertainment film.
Get your golden ticket punched by the conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies served by dancing chefs and meet the doubting hobo as you’re whisked away to meet Santa at the North Pole. With plenty of festive fun, on-board, it’s a journey that is certain to make children “Believe!”
One of only two officially licensed Polar Express™ train rides in the UK, a trip to Weardale Railway with National Holidays will create endless memories for children and adults alike.
The Polar Express.
Join National Holidays as we take a trip on the famous Polar Express™ to the North Pole, a journey that’s guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit and will make you and all the family feel as though you’ve been transported directly to the Warner Bros. film, which starred Tom Hanks.
Enjoy the festive atmosphere at Stanhope Station, which is beautifully decorated for their Christmas season, as you wait to hear the conductor shout “All Aboard!
Then climb aboard The Polar Express™ and wait for the whistle to sound as your incredible adventure to the North Pole begins.
Have your golden ticket handy, as there’s talk of a rider without a ticket and the conductor is sure to check and crazily punch each one like he does in the film.
After that, sit back and wait for the fun and drama to unfold around you. Children will love dancing along and interacting with the jolly chefs as they make their way through the carriages serving hot chocolate and cookies. You may also catch the doubting hobo as he wanders through the train.
There’s also the chance to hear the story read aloud and sing along to the soundtrack.
Santa and his Elves are enthusiastically waiting at the North Pole to meet the children and are ready to climb aboard to give believing boys and girls a silver bell cut from his sleigh.
With the train truly excited enjoy a fun packed journey back to the station full of traditional Christmas songs and entertainment with all your favourite characters.
To add to the enjoyment, children are invited to wear their pyjamas for the trip.
The Polar Express™ is massively popular and tickets are always in demand so book early to secure your seats and avoid disappointment.
To find your next coach holiday or short break on the Polar Express simply use our Holiday Search above.