Santa's Magical Express Train & show, Dean Castle

Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Rd, Kilmarnock, KA3 1XB

Santa's Magical Express Train & show, Dean Castle

£7 instead of £10 for one ticket or £25 instead of £40 for a family ticket for Santa's Magical Express Train & show, Dean Castle, Ayrshire; spot Santa's reindeer & elves on a magical festive train adventure through the forest

About this event

If you always wanted to ride the Polar Express but Tom Hanks never chose to stop by your house, have we got a treat in store for you!

Ok, it doesn’t involve Tom Hanks but it's still a merry ride! Come on a magical train adventure and see a festive show with Santa and his elves after you go reindeer-spotting through the wintry forests of Dean Castle.

All aboard!

  • One single or family ticket
  • Board Santa’s Magical Express train and travel through the secret forest of Dean Castle on a special Christmas adventure
  • Keep your eyes peeled to see if you can spot Santa’s cheeky elves who will be hiding along the way
  • Santa’s reindeers have gone on strike and are also hiding in the woods! Can you spot them?
  • The fun doesn’t stop when the train stops – you’re invited to see a fantastic show with Santa and his elves!
  • Dean Castle Country Park boasts a beautiful 14th century castle, great woodland walks and a four-star rating from Visit Scotland

Terrific TripAdvisor feedback

“The park was beautiful, well-looked after and clean. The staff in the restaurant were polite, friendly and genuinely lovely people. I would certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a delicious meal or just a lovely country walk.”

“Set within beautiful Dean Park, this castle is one if the best local attractions in Kilmarnock – filled with lots of interesting medieval items and kids love it.”

“The country park is an excellent place to walk and has recently been updated with a new café and the grounds updated to include a pond.”

Small print

Advance booking is not required.

Multiple purchases permitted.

Train ride duration: approx 5 mins, show duration: approx. 20 mins.

Seating is unreserved,

Suitable for all ages; under 1s go free. Please note under 1s do not require a ticket all other ages do.

All prams and buggys will be transported from the train stop to a safe place to be collected after the show; these cannot be taken on the train or into the show.

Family ticket is valid for 2 adults and 2 children only. Children are classed as 12 and under.

Please note this does not include a one on one grotto experience with Santa.

Line-up is subject to change.

Wheelchair access available; please note train is not accessible for wheelchair users unless they can be lifted out of the chair for the train ride (wheelchair will be able to collect at 2nd stop). Show is wheelchair accessible; please contact [email protected] in advance.

Tickets can be presented on mobile device or printed for redemption; please show your ticket on arrival. 

Ticket is non-refundable unless event is cancelled. 

Ticket is not exchangeable for cash or valid with any other offers. 

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

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  • Dean Castle Country Park
  • Dean Rd, Kilmarnock,
    KA3 1XB