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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Dates for this event

  • 26th March 2017
Treating Mum
Take a steam journey
Great dining experiences
She can drive an engine
Rail Ale Trail treat
Get snapping
A day she will never forget

Looking for a fun way to spend Mothering Sunday?

Mother’s Day, a time to reflect and thank the most important woman in your life, but what do you get for the mum who has everything?

Well read on and let the East Lancashire Railway put you on the right track with a range of marvellous ma-friendly gift ideas!

Luxury Dining Experience Gift Vouchers

For the glam-mam, our Dining with Distinction experiences represent the jewel in the crown of train related culinary adventures. Have a tête-à-tête over tea and scones on a quintessentially British Afternoon or Confectioners Cream Tea. Stimulate those little grey cells on a Murder Mystery service or unwind in the lap of luxury on board an evening Red Rose. The East Lancashire Railway’s gift vouchers ensure the lucky lady can pick a date and time to suit her palette.

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Drive a Train Experience

We all consider our mothers to be Superheroes, but for those with a real appetite for action you may want to consider our Drive a Train Experience! Mum will step behind the controls of a heritage Steam or Diesel locomotive and take it for a spin, as well as enjoying a guided tour behind the scenes and a hearty lunch. Up to two guests can even share in the experience, riding behind the engine, taking the tour and enjoying lunch!

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Rail Ale Trails

Does your mother savour fascinating history and fantastic ales? An East Lancashire Railway Rail Ale Trail might be just the ticket, providing generous helpings of both heritage and hops! Take a trip and sip a tipple on this steam assisted voyage into the region’s storied past, whiling away the journey at 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 lunch.

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Photography Experience Days

The perfect present for the Mother with an eye for lighting and composition, our photographic courses suit any skill level. Whether Mummy-dearest is an old salt with a camera or just about getting the hang of the selfie, the expert tuition from our friends at North West Photography Courses will ensure she gets the most out of her day. A light lunch is also provided.

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Gift Vouchers

If your mum’s always on the move, why not let her choose when and how to enjoy her experience with an Open Git Voucher, covering everything from luxury diners to Drive a Train Experiences? If you are still struggling to decide then an Activity Voucher might be the way forward and can be used towards any and all railway experiences, as the saying goes; Mother knows best!

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