Irelands Most popular Santa Train Experience!

Santa Visits the Big Top

We invite you to join us on a journey through the Enchanted Forest to visit Santa and his Elves as they prepare for the most magical time of the year.

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Santa Visits the Big Top 2021

Booking Opens 1st September 2021

The original home of the Santa Train once again has come up with a new idea for these unusual times!

You’ve been invited onboard the Rathwood Express train for a magical journey through Rathwood's festive forest.

Staying safe together is all part of the experience as you make your way to Fossett’s Big Top to see Santa, Mrs Claus & their elves as they perform a phenomenal show.


   Child €23.95     Baby €12.95     Adult €14.95

*Baby Ticket is 12 months and under

**Please note: Each booking must have a minimum of 3 people and please note that we have 6 spaces per pod. For families greater than 6 we may have to use two pods. But we will try our best to make sure your pods are beside each other. See below for more information.

Top Tips for visiting Santa in the Big Top:

  • All visitors must arrive 15 minutes prior to your train time, our trains will leave on time.
  • Buggies are prohibited on the train but we do have a storage area on-site till the end of the event.
  • Please either show a printed ticket or your ticket on a mobile device at check-in.
  • If you have purchased funfair tickets please collect these at Check-In.
  • Rescheduling bookings: if you need to make an amendment to any booking please contact us on or 0599156285
  • Following the guidelines as per August 2021, we ask that anyone over the age of 13 wear a mask to our event.

Covid-19 Guidelines

    You’re invited on board the Rathwood Santa Train for a magical journey through Rathwood's festive Forest.
    Staying safe together is all part of the experience as you make your way to Fossett’s Big top to see Santa, Mrs Clause & their elves perform a phenomenal show.

    With the Welfare of our visitors as a priority we have put the following procedures in place:

  • Family Pods - Each family will enter their secure Family Pod on our train at the start of the event and they will remain secure in this Pod throughout the duration of the event. This Controlled environment minimises any contact with others or unsanitised surfaces. Families will stay seated in this family pod throughout the event. The Train will drive into the Big top and your family can watch the show from the comfort of the Train inside your family Pod. Each booking must have a minimum of 3 people, and maximum 6 people to ensure safe capacity in each pod.
  • Reduced Capacity - We have majorly reduced our capacity to facilitate appropriate social distancing, ensuring the experience is comfortable & safe for all involved.
  • Contact Tracing - We keep a record of everyone that is booked in for each time slot allowing for appropriate.
  • Money-back guarantee - No-quibble money-back guarantees up to 48 hours before the event.
  • For more information please click here

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