Christmas Last Posting Date and Hours

We are continuing to dispatch orders until 23rd December, but we do not expect deliveries for orders placed now to arrive before Christmas.

The Steam Rocket elves are working flat out to get all your orders out to you as soon as possible, however we are not able to guarantee the performance of any delivery partners at the current time.

The below dates are carriers' stated last posting dates.  Due to Royal Mail strike action we are seeing delays, particularly with Royal Mail deliveries, but also across all delivery networks.

Royal Mail strikes are taking place on 14, 15, 23 and 24 December 2022.

Our usual delivery partner is Royal Mail but in light of significant disruption, we are offering the option of delivery via Evri oir DPD. We always use a next day service with these couriers, but cannot guarantee this timescale as collections are regularly missed.

All of our products are in stock in the UK and we aim to despatch within 24 hours of receipt of order.  We can guarantee our dispatch timescales based on the order by dates below, but unfortunately delivery timescales are not guaranteed.

Royal Mail give the following as last posting days for Christmas:

Delivery Service  Last Posting Day Order By
Royal Mail 2nd Class Monday 12th December Sunday 11th Dec 18:00
Royal Mail 1st Class Friday 16th December Thursday 15th December 18:00
Royal Mail Tracked 24 Monday 19th December Sunday 18th December 18:00

Royal Mail Special Delivery
(Next Day Delivery)

Wednesday 21st December
Tuesday 20th Dec 23:59

Large or Bulky Orders

Orders above the Free Delivery threshold of £30 and which are bulky or weighing over 2kg will be sent via DPD or Evri. All orders would be sent as a next day service. The final date orders for expected pre-Christmas Deliveries via DPD or Evri will be Sunday 18th December by 18:00.

If you're not sure which shipping type will apply, drop us an email on or give us a call on 01273 936323 (if you leave a message, someone will get back to you).

Christmas Break

We'll be taking some time out to spend time with our families from 24th December to 3rd January, so any orders placed within this period will be sent from Tuesday 4rd January. (We may try and get some orders out on one day between Christmas and New Year)