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School Santa Specials

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    Old School Santa

    The countdown to Christmas has begun, and there’s no better way to give your students a better send off as they head home for Christmas than with the East Lancashire Railway’s School Santa Specials. Structured and priced specifically for school groups, these fantastic events make for the perfect end of term treat!

    So climb aboard for a truly unforgettable experience, including:

    • A steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the beautiful Irwell Valley
    • An unbeatable festive atmosphere provided by a beautifully decorated station and carriages
    • A team of costumed characters to join you on your journey
    • A visit from Santa and his crew of happy helpers as they pass through the train handing gifts out to the children
    • A chance to enjoy the Christmas treasure hunt in Bury Transport Museum

    Tickets and Information

    Adult £6
    Child £9.50

    One adult travels free for every 10 children.

    The train departs from Bury Bolton Street Station at and returns to Bury at 12.00pm. Once the train gets back to Bury it will remain in the platform for 45 minutes, allowing your group to sit and eat a packed lunch on board before returning to school.

    To book your School Santa Special contact our passenger services and group bookings manager on

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