You need to be quick if you want to experience the magic of The Santa Express on the La'al Ratty this Christmas.

Tickets are flying out of the door at record speed for the popular event on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. T

he much-loved small railway provides a magical experience for families in the run up to Christmas with a winter grotto at Dalegarth Station and chance to meet Father Christmas and mince pies for the adults.

Trains depart on certain dates at 10am, 12.50pm and 3.40pm from Ravenglass station. There are also Christmas lunches available at the railway café. There are only a handful of trains with tickets left.

Go to for more information and to book.