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Perfect Gifts for any Occasion

Our gift vouchers make the ideal present for those who want the freedom to choose the perfect day at the East Lancashire Railway.

Whether it’s a day spent driving a steam or diesel locomotive, a Rail Ale Trail Guided Tour, a romantic dinner for two, photography experience or a family day out exploring the line, our flexible gift vouchers can be used for a wide range of different activities and events.

Activity Vouchers

Activity Gift Vouchers can be used as full or part payment for any event or activity that can be booked in advance, including: Events (Day Out With Thomas, Halloween Ghost Trains, Santa Specials and Steam and Diesel Galas), Dining with Distinction (Premium Night, Red Rose Diners, Wine Tasting Dinners, Gin Tasting Dinners, Festive Specials, Lancastrian Lunches, Mid-week Luncheons, Traditional Afternoon Teas or Murder Mystery Nights), Rail Ale Trails, Photography Courses and Drive a Train Experiences.

Footplate Experience Gift Vouchers

If you know of someone who has always dreamed of driving a real train from station to station, our Footplate Experience Days provide the perfect present. Using ex-British Railway’s steam or diesel locomotives and restored carriages and wagons, our courses offer a range of options to provide an unforgettable experience no matter your budget or time constraints. You may purchase either a dated or open Footplate Experience Voucher. Open vouchers are valid for twelve months date of purchase.

Photography Course Gift Vouchers

Get inspired with your gift giving with a voucher for a Photography Course. The perfect present for those who are creatively inclined, whether they're an eager beginner or experienced veteran. The full day courses are led by expert guides from North West Photography Courses and include tailored tuition on techniques, composition and how to get the best out of your camera. A sandwich lunch, an on-location photoshoot up-the-line and a behind the scenes tour of the locomotive works is also included.

How to Redeem a Voucher?

  • An Activity Voucher can be used for ordinary travel, redeem them on the date of travel at the Booking Office at Bury Bolton Street Station.
  • An Activity, Rail Ale Trail, Dining with Distinction or Photography Course Gift Voucher can be redeemed via the Information Office at Bury Bolton Street Station, either in person (along with the voucher) or over the phone. If you redeem your voucher over the phone, we will still need to ask you to forward us the voucher by post. Please note that these vouchers are for advance bookings only and cannot be redeemed on the date of travel.
  • A Footplate Experience Voucher can be redeemed by phoning the Booking Office on 0161 764 7790. Please note that the Footplate Experience Vouchers are for advance bookings only and cannot be redeemed on the date of travel. 

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