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    Choo Choo Merry Christmas!

    Santa is visiting Trainworks! He’s checking his list, have you been naughty or nice? Experience Christmas cheer in a beautiful and unique setting, Trainworks is NSW’s premier heritage rail attraction. Santa is at Trainworks to hear the last minute additions to your little ones wish-list. Bring your camera or smart phone and capture the moment to take home with you!

    Trainworks has a dedicated Santa’s letter station, write out your list and mail it in style! Our mailvan was built in 1891 and was trusted for over 80 years to deliver these special letters to the North Pole. 

    All of Trainworks’ regular state-of-the-art exhibitions will be on display too, including the meticulously maintained Governor General’s carriage and the260 tonne 6040 Garratt, Australia’s most powerful locomotives. There’s also Trainworks’ expansive playground, complete with play train and an amazing seven metre high climbing frame, perfect for wearing out little ones before the journey home!

    With over 10,000 square metres of lawns, Trainworks is also the perfect place for the family to enjoy a picnic or use the barbeque facilities to cook a hot lunch.Jump on a heritage train trip; let our Railmotor take you to Couridjah and return. An authentic country rail travel experience from a bygone era, the Railmotor affectionately known as the ‘Tin Hare’ features varnished Australian internal and external timbers, upholstered seats, opening windows and a unique view out the front and over the drivers controls. It’s a great journey for the whole family.

    Located in the historic town of Thirlmere, Trainworks is just under an hours’ drive from the Sydney CBD via the M5 and is the perfect destination for a day trip from Sydney, Wollongong and the Southern Highlands.


    • Visit Santa in the Trainworks MEB
    • Write your Christmas list and post it in our mailvan.
    • Costume competition: Come in costume and take a photo! Post a photo of you at Trainworks in costume to our facebook page and we’ll send you a free family pass to come back or to give as a gift!
    • Christmas themed craft activities
    • Christmas activity booklet
    • Christmas themed scavenger hunt through the Great Train Hall

    Santa will be at Trainworks:

    7th December 2014, 14th December 2014, 21st December 2014

    Santa is available between 11am – 3pm
    Activities available between 9am – 5pm


    Visits with Santa and activities are included in the admission price, listed below.