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Wizard Academy

Dates for this event

  • 24th October 2019,
  • 25th October 2019
Wizard Academy
Owl familiar
Broomstick riding teacher

Meddle in the affairs of Wizards



You have been selected to attend the Wizard Academy at the East Lancashire Railway. Join a magical cast of wacky warlocks and wild witches as you brush up on your broomstick flying, work on your wand waving and practice your potions. Just keep an eye out for the evil enchanters hoping to make off with one of the schools prized magical artefacts!

This interactive adventure will see you and your family join quirky costumed characters on a steam train ride, during which you will take part in themed activities and complete the story.

What’s Included?

  • One return trip from Bury to Rawtenstall hauled by a magical heritage steam train
  • A two hour trip with some of the East Lancashire Railway's wackiest wizards
  • Wizard themed activities
  • Plenty of photo opportunities

Food and drink will be available to purchase from our cafe on Platform 3/4 at Bury Bolton Street Station and from our on-train buffet.

Dates, times and tickets

Duration: 2 - 2 1/2 hours

Recommended Age: Families with children aged 5 years and over.

On the 21 Feb, 11 Apr, 30 May and 24, 25 Oct the morning event will begin promptly at 10:25am and finishes at approximately 12:30pm. The afternoon event will begin promptly at 2:30pm and finishes at approximately 4:40pm.

On the 25 Jul, 1, 15 and 29 Aug the morning event will begin promptly at 10:00am and finishes at approximately 12:00pm. The afternoon event will begin promptly at 12:45pm and finish at approximately 3:00pm. 

  Adult  Adult with child under 3  Child  
Ticket £14 £14  £9.50 

Tickets are limited and must be pre-booked.

Important Information and Getting Here

Each experience begins at Bury Bolton Street Station. Please visit our timetable page for information on any other train services running on the date of your visit.

The Pop Up Wizard Academy Shop will be open during the event.

For information on how to find Bury Bolton Street Station, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

Performance Company: Funcast

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