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Sci-Fi on the Sidings

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    Sci-Fi on the Sidings


    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

    Push back the final frontier and boldly go where no steam railway has gone before at the third Sci-Fi on the Sidings event! Celebrate your science fiction faves on this themed family day out. 

    What’s included?

    Take in themed displays featuring your favourite science fiction and pop culture characters, stop for a selfie with a cyborg or dab with Darth Vader all along our 12 mile line! Here is what we have confirmed so far:

    Star Wars (Bury)

    • Star Wars Characters from the UK Garrison, 99th Garrison and Rebel Legion UK
    • Death Star Walls
    • Ewok Display
    • Droid Set

    Doctor Who (Bury)

    • Tardis
    • Cybermen
    • K9
    • Gold, Black, Red and Grey Daleks

     Jurrassic World (Heywood)

    • Gyrosphere (Sunday Only)*
    • 4m Animatronic T-Rex

     Game of Thrones (Ramsbottom)

    • Iron Throne
    • Medieval Props
    • Stocks

    Ghostbusters (Rawtenstall)

    • 35ft Stay Puft Man

    Harry Potter (Rawtenstall)

    • Ford Anglia with Giant Spider
    • Owl Display

    *Small charge applies to sit in Gyrosphere

    Got merch or memorabilia to sell? Consider becoming a Sci-Fi Stallholder! Fill out the form here to apply.

    Ticket information, prices and getting here

    Tickets include all of the attractions and activities listed above as well as unlimited travel on steam and diesel trains.

    Online Ticket Prices:

    Beat the queues and save 10% by booking your tickets online. Our exclusive online discounts are displayed in the table below:

      One Day Ticket
     Adult  £14.85
     Concession  £13.50
     Child (5 - 17)  £9.00
     Family  £45.00

    Discounted advanced tickets will be taken off sale 24 hours before the start of an event, the below tickets will be available from manned stations on the day. Single and return fares are suspended for this event. Instead you can purchase a rover ticket which gives you unlimited travel all day.

    On-the-Day Ticket Prices

      One Day Ticket
     Adult  £16.50
     Concession  £15.00
     Child (5 - 17)  £10.00
     Family  £50.00

    We recommend beginning your journey at Bury Bolton Street Station. For information on how to find us and car parking visit our Getting Here page

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    Our visitors say…

    • Absolutely fantastic day at this event, trip on a steam train mixed with sci-fi favourites at each stop, along with access to the transport museum. First time visitors but will definitely return again, and excellent way to spend a day!

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