Are you running Autism Friendly Trains this year? - THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Spa Valley
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Are you running Autism Friendly Trains this year?

We will not be running specific Autism Friendly trains this year. Guests with additional needs are welcome on any of our trains across the event.

The following information is to help you to decide whether the event is suitable for your family.

  • Parking arrangements are yet to be confirmed. In 2021, guests used a park and ride service or found parking locally.
  • There are over 400 people per train. This makes the station, marquees and platform a busy and noisy place to be.
  • There are flashing lights and music while you wait for the train to arrive. This can take around 10 minutes once you are stood on the platform. The arrival of the train can be loud as it is a steam engine.
  • You are on board for around an hour. You do not get off until after the ride.
  • There is music, singing and dancing in the carriage. Everyone is excited so it is a loud environment.
  • Santa will visit you at your table.
  • There are up to 64 guests per carriage. Guests are seated at tables of 4 or pairs. Different bookings may share tables.

We are producing a social story for the event and this will be available later in the year.

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