“Welcome to Braintree Express station!"
Starting Friday 23rd November until Christmas Eve.
With beautiful sets, traditional Christmas characters and photo opportunities, the Braintree Express is an experience like no other!
You’ll be warmly greeted by Gordon, the Station Master, as you enter the Braintree Express train station. But this is no normal station full of people desperately trying to get home for Christmas. The people here are going somewhere much more magical....
Present your pre-booked tickets at the ticket office and step into the station, where a myriad of interesting characters will amaze & delight.
The time has come! Step onto the platform because the train is about to depart. Don’t miss it because you’re about to embark on an incredible simulated Christmas journey of a lifetime!
“MIND THE GAP!”
Step out of your carriage because you’ve arrived at your destination - The North Pole! Experience Santa’s workshop with festive songs and stories.
“HO HO HO!”
The big moment has arrived! Your family group will be invited in to meet the man himself! Children will receive wrapped presents.
This magical experience will leave you with memories to last a lifetime - perfect for the whole family and will be located next to Bill’s outside Regatta on the grassed area.
Just a little hint of what you'll experience this Christmas.
Where can I buy tickets?
You can purchase your tickets online. Just CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.
Adult (Over 18yrs): £4.50 each
Minimum 1 adult per booking
Child (Under 18yrs): £8.50 each
Maximum 4 children per booking
How do I get to Freeport Braintree?
For full information on travelling to the centre both locally and from further afield, visit our plan your visit pages.
Our Address is: Freeport Braintree, Outlet Shopping Village, Chapel Hill, Braintree, Essex CM77 8YH
What time should I arrive?
WE STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU ARRIVE AT FREEPORT BRAINTREE AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE YOUR EXPERIENCE TIME SLOT.
It's really important that you are not late for your allocated slot. Unfortunately, admission can be refused without refund.
But don't worry, we've got plenty to keep you and your little ones entertained before you enter the magical world of The Braintree Express.
For more information, including frequently asked questions, please visit the FAQs page, using the link below. Here, you will also find a 'Contact Us' section for all booking enquiries and for any questions you cannot find the answer to.