The ever popular East Lancashire Railway is gearing up for a busy summer with a calendar packed full of events for families

The ever popular East Lancs Railway is gearing up for a busy summer with a calendar packed full of events for families, including a brand new children’s adventure day, in addition to much loved favourites. 

Parents can choose from a wide selection of fun-filled days out to keep little ones entertained over the summer holidays, including Day out with Thomas and for the first time ever Peppa Pig and Family will be visiting the railway.

Peppa Pig and Friends Fun Day

The East Lancs Railway is thrilled to welcome for the first time ever Peppa, George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig for a fun day out, starting with a meet and greet at intervals at Bury Transport Museum.

Guests can complete Peppa’s activity trail and continue the fun with a cracking fun fair, expert balloon modellers, face painters, and even meet farmyard friends at the petting zoo.

The day out is complete with a ride through Irwell Valley on a real heritage steam or diesel train, included in the price of a ticket. Travel on whichever train best suits you on the day, working around your booked entrance time to meet Peppa and friends.

Peppa Pig and Friends Fun Days will take place on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August.

Day Out with Thomas

Everyone’s favourite little blue engine, Thomas the Tank Engine is returning to the railway after sell out events earlier in the year.

Meet Sir Topham Hatt at the station then climb aboard a carriage and ride behind Thomas through the countryside on a fun-filled journey to Ramsbottom station before returning to Bury Station.

The fun continues across the road at the Bury Transport Museum where activities include sing-a-longs with Sodor’s cheeky station sweepers Rusty & Dusty, balloon modelling, face painting and fun fair rides.

A Day Out with Thomas will take place on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August and will also be returning for later dates in October.

The Wizarding Adventure

This spellbinding adventure is an interactive day out for all aspiring witches and wizards.

After selling out earlier on in the year, the day returns with a chance for magicians to gather and enjoy mastering their wand waving, improving their broomstick skills and defeating evil forces. Alongside the wizard themed activities and photo opportunities, guests will head off on a two-hour train experience with the region’s best enchanters.

The next Wizarding Adventure of the year will take place on Sunday 3rd & Sunday 31st July.

Bury Transport Museum

Just across the road from East Lancashire Railway’s Bury Station, the industrial heritage of the North West is brought to life before your very eyes at Bury Transport Museum.

The star attraction is located in the restored Castlecroft Goods Warehouse and will take you back through the 20th Century, recreating what life was like with hands-on exhibits and full size vehicles.

A new hero exhibit has just arrived at the museum, for the first time ever visitors can see the iconic Union of South Africa locomotive up close and personal on static display.

To buy tickets or for more information on any of the  events click here.


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