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Party time
Caption: Choo choo, time for a party

Hop aboard the Party Express

Does your little one love Thomas the Tank Engine, are you looking for a quirky and fun alternative to Soft Play and Community Centres, then the East Lancashire Railway has just the thing!

Our children’s birthday parties are an excellent all-year round alternative to outdoor spaces and back gardens. You can tailor your train themed Birthday programme to suit your little conductors’ needs.

Pick from a range of options:

Room hire at Bury Transport Museum £44 for up to 4 hours
Room decoration (balloons and banners) £5
Craft activities to entertain the little ones £1.50 per child
Lunch bag, including a sandwich, a piece of cake, fruit and a drink £3.60 per child

Of course, no train party would be complete without a ride on the train! Head up to Ramsbottom and visit the Chocolate Café, or voyage all the way up to Rawtenstall for the full steam train experience! Under 5s travel for free so bring some friends (maximum 4 children per adult).

Get in touch...

Our staff are ready and waiting to help you kick off your little engineers party with a bang. To discuss requirements for your party and to make your booking call us on 0161 764 7790 (lines open 10am - 4pm daily) or email

Let us throw you a party you will remember forever!

Our visitors say…

  • Use the excuse that the grand children will love it. They will but so will you.

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