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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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    Treating Mum
    Steam powered memories
    Delicious Diners
    Mums out together
    Train journeys
    Photo moments
    Rail Ale Trail

    She's the most important person in your life...

    So why not treat mum to something special, something unique, something that she will remember forever?

    The East Lancashire Railway is here to put you on the right track when selecting the perfect gift to treat your mum, mother ma or mummy with, take a look at some of our great gift ideas!

    Luxury Dining Experience Gift Vouchers

    The epitome of luxury on the ELR, dining experiences cover a range of options for even the most discerning mum. Unwind with tea and scone in hand on a quintessentially British Afternoon or Confectioners Cream Tea. Bask in Orient Express style glamour onboard a luxury Red Rose Diner, wine and dine on a Wine Tasting evening or enjoy a traditional family meal on the Lancastrian Lunch. Gift vouchers ensure she can pick the date and time that suits her.

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    Drive a Train Experience

    If your mother fancies herself as a bit of an action-woman how about something truly different and unique, how about learning to drive a heritage steam or diesel engine on one of our Drive a Train Experiences? Mum can drive one of these magnificent engines, as well as enjoy a behind the scenes guided tour and a hearty lunch, what's more you can share in the experience as two guests can jourrney behind the engine, join the guided tour and enjoy lunch!

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    Rail Ale Trails

    For mums who appreciate fascinating history and fantastic ales, an East Lancashire Railway guided Rail Ale Trail provides generous helpings of both. Take a trip and sip a tipple on this intriguing trek through the region's history, as well as some of its best pubs and bars. Each tour comes complete with a professional blue badge tour guide, a free bottle of local ale or beer sampling session, and a hearty pub lunch!

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    Photography Experience Days

    The perfect gift for the mother with a penchant for the photographic arts. Our Photography Courses are suitable for any skill level, from those just getting the hang of the selfie to the shutterbug superstar. Each course is expertly led by our partners from North West Photography Courses and grants ample opportunity to take pictures of the beautiful local scenery, the locomotives and even some of the behind the scenes action at the engine sheds, all with hands on tuition. A light lunch is also included.

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    Gift Vouchers

    If your mum is always on the go, let her choose when and how to enjoy her experience with an Open Gift Voucher, whether that's a luxury diner, Drive a Train Experience or something else!

    Still can't quite decide what to get her? Why not purchase an Activity Voucher to be used towards any of our railway experiences... as the saying goes mother knows best!

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