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Historical Hijinks: The Ancient Adventure

Dates for this event

  • 28th May 2020,
  • 20th August 2020
Historical Hijinks

Visit the awesome ancients

If you love the idea of raiding tombs and discovering secrets from the distant past then this is definitely the adventure for you. Take a steam powered trip into the past to roam with the ancient Romans, gad about with some Greek Gods and explore the pyramids with the Egyptians. You can become a part of history!

This interactive adventure will see you and your family join colourful characters on a steam train ride, during which you will take part in a host of entertaining activities to complete the story.

What’s Included

  • One return trip from Bury to Rawtenstall on a steam powered time machine
  • An approximately two-hour ancient adventure with a host of fun historical figures
  • Ancient themed activities
  • Plenty of photo opportunities

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

Dates, times and tickets

Select your date and time (click Time to book):

Date Time 1 Time 2 Time 3
28/05/2020 10:10 12:40 14:40
20/08/2020  10:00  12:40  15:25 

Duration: 2 - 2 1/2 hours

Recommended age: Families with children aged 7 - 11 years

  Adult Adult with Child Under 3 Child
Ticket £15 £15 £10.50

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 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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