Santa Calling...

What do you get when you have a congregation of the young at heart, irrespective of their actual ages?  Well on our railway you get a lot of fun and merriment.  And so it was yesterday when the first day of our Santa Specials began.

And whilst the faces of the children as they wait to go into Santa’s grotto never fails to delight all who...

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To keep up with what we are doing this month please go to our photo pages

We are closed now until our Santa Specials on 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23 December

10.30 am to 3.30 pm

Trains run every half hour from 10.30 onwards 

No bookings are needed for the train - but you do need to book if you want to see Santa in his grotto. 

Train Ticket prices:  Adult £7, Child (5 - 15) £4, Child under 5 Free,

Family (2 Adults, 3 Children) £15

We are now able to take card payments


To see Santa in his grotto £5 per child:  please book in advance on or 07901 977 597 or message Helston Railway on Facebook

Dogs may travel on the brakevan; if our platform surface is too difficult for them, and they cannot be carried, ask a volunteer for help when you arrive.

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We've been on BBC Spotlight, The One Show, ITV local news, BBC Radio Cornwall and West Midlands.

The Helston Railway Preservation Society was the result, 10 years ago, of a vision by a small number of enthusiasts to re-open a section of the Helston branch line. 

We now have a 1000 members!  

Winner of the Heritage Railway of the Year Award & the HRA Website Award 

Please browse our website and learn more about our wonderful project.