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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.

Please note that only Activity Vouchers and Dining Experience vouchers for two are currently available. 

DINING EXPERIENCE VOUCHERS FOR TWO NOW AVAILABLE

As we look towards relaunching our 2020 Dining with Distinction services, and in anticipation of the release of 2021 Diners, we are thrilled to announce that gift vouchers for two are now available on selected Dining with Distinction products.

Gift Experience vouchers are valid for 24 months and are specific to each product.

Select your voucher and book below:

Red Rose Dining Expderience for Two £116  Book Now 
Premium Dining Experience for Two £160  Book Now 
Murder Mystery Dining Experience for Two £150  Book Now 
Lancastrian Lunch Dining Experience for Two £98  Book Now 
Mid-Week Lunch Dining Experience for Two £78  Book Now
Afternoon Tea Experience for Two £78  Book Now 

More information about 2020 and 2021 Dining Experiences will be released shortly, so watch this space.

ACTIVITY VOUCHERS

Just can’t decide between the amazing gifts on offer? Purchase an Activity Voucher and let your friend or family member choose for themselves. Our Activity Vouchers can be redeemed against most of the products we offer, including selected special events, Rail Ale Trails, Drive a Train Experiences, Photography Courses and even Dining Experiences.

HOW TO PURCHASE AN ACTIVITY VOUCHER

  1. Create your voucher: Visit the Purchase a Gift Voucher page, check the box next to the "Please enter an amount for this gift voucher:" line and enter your chosen value into the box.
  2. Personalise your voucher: Personalise your present and complete the two boxes in the "Options" section and click "Add to Order". Don't worry if you don't want to personalise your voucher, just leave the "Options" boxes blank and proceed by clicking "Add to Order".
  3. Check your Shopping Basket and click "Proceed Securely" to purchase your voucher.

Activity Vouchers can be used as full or part payment for an array of East Lancashire Railway products, including selected special events, Rail Ale Trails, Drive a Train Experiences, Photography Courses and Dining Experiences. The vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, however must be redeemed the day before expiry.

RAIL ALE TRAILS

Whether your family member or friend is batty about beer or gets hysterical about history, they will be delighted to receive this gift! Our Rail Ale Trails see our visitors join an expert guide on a tour through the Irwell Valley, with plenty of time for local ales and a surfeit of steam train travel. Listen to the fascinating folk tales from Lancashire, all whilst sampling some locally brewed bevvies.

HOW TO PURCHASE A RAIL ALE TRAIL EXPERIENCE VOUCHER

1. Choose your Rail Ale Trail Experience: There are a host of themed experiences to choose from so pick the one that is right for your reciepient.

2. Create your voucher: Visit the Purchase a Gift Voucher page, check the box next to the "Please enter an amount for this gift voucher:" line and enter your chosen value into the box. The price per person for our 2019 Rail Ale Trail Experiences is detailed below:

Rail Ale Trail Experiences: £41.50 per person (Adults Only)

3. Personalise your voucher: Personalise your present and complete the two boxes in the "Options" section and click "Add to Order". Don't worry if you don't want to personalise your voucher, just leave the "Options" boxes blank and proceed by clicking "Add to Order".

4. Check your Shopping Basket and click "Proceed Securely" to purchase your voucher.

The Rail Ale Trail Experience Vouchers are sold as Activity Vouchers and therefore the amount can be used against Rail Ale Trail Experiences as well as other East Lancashire Railway products, including selected special events, Dining with Distinction experiences, Drive a Train Experiences and Photography Courses. The vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Our Rail Ale Trail experiences are very popular, so we recommend the recipient getting in contact to book a date as soon as possible.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

We advise that anyone wishing to purchase one of our Rail Ale Trail Experiences read our Terms and Conditions. The courses can be labour intensive so we suggest that you make sure prior to booking that yourself or the intended recipient will be able to enjoy the experience to the full.

Find out more about our Rail Ale Trails.

HOW TO PURCHASE A DRIVE A TRAIN EXPERIENCE VOUCHER

1. Choose your Drive a Train Experience: If the recipient is a steam supremo then select our Drive a Steam Train Experience. If the recipient is a diesel devotee then select our Drive a Diesel Train Experience.

2. Create your voucher: Visit the Purchase a Gift Voucher page, check the box next to the "Please enter an amount for this gift voucher:" line and enter your chosen value into the box. The price per person for our 2019 Drive a Train Experiences is detailed below:

Drive a Diesel Train Experience: £359.00 (Adults Only)

Drive a Steam Train Experience: £449.00 (Adults Only)

3. Personalise your voucher: Personalise your present and complete the two boxes in the "Options" section and click "Add to Order". Don't worry if you don't want to personalise your voucher, just leave the "Options" boxes blank and proceed by clicking "Add to Order".

4. Check your Shopping Basket and click "Proceed Securely" to purchase your voucher.

The Drive a Train Experience Vouchers are sold as Activity Vouchers and therefore the amount can be used against Drive a Train Experiences as well as other East Lancashire Railway products, including selected special events, Dining with Distinction experiences, Rail Ale Trails and Photography Courses. The vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Our Drive a Train Experiences are very popular, so we recommend the recipient getting in contact to book a date as soon as possible.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

We advise that anyone wishing to purchase one of our Drive a Train Experiences read our Terms and Conditions. The courses can be labour intensive so we suggest that you make sure prior to booking that yourself or the intended recipient will be able to enjoy the experience to the full.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

Need a snappy gift for a shutterbug? Well why not give them a picture-perfect moment with one of our expertly led Photography Courses? These courses are the perfect pressie whether the recipient is a complete novice or an advanced veteran. The day out will combine learning new skills with on-location photography around the line, signal boxes and engine sheds.

Find out more about our Photography Courses.

HOW TO PURCHASE A PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE VOUCHER

1. Choose your Photography Experience: Some of our Photography Experiences are themed around ELR special events so you may want to give more thought to which experience your friend or family member would like to attend.

2. Create your voucher: Visit the Purchase a Gift Voucher page, check the box next to the "Please enter an amount for this gift voucher:" line and enter your chosen value into the box. The price per person for our 2019 Photography Experiences is detailed below:

Photography Experience: £130 per person

3. Personalise your voucher: Personalise your present and complete the two boxes in the "Options" section and click "Add to Order". Don't worry if you don't want to personalise your voucher, just leave the "Options" boxes blank and proceed by clicking "Add to Order".

4. Check your Shopping Basket and click "Proceed Securely" to purchase your voucher.

The Photography Experience Vouchers are sold as Activity Vouchers and therefore the amount can be used against Photography Experiences as well as other East Lancashire Railway products, including selected special events, Dining with Distinction experiences, Rail Ale Trails and Drive a Train Experiences. The vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Our Photography Experiences are very popular, so we recommend the recipient getting in contact to book a date as soon as possible.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

We advise that anyone wishing to purchase one of our Photography Experiences read our Terms and Conditions. The courses can be labour intensive so we suggest that you make sure prior to booking that yourself or the intended recipient will be able to enjoy the experience to the full.

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