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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, Whisky Tasting Dinners, Dates for Your Diary Diners, Festive Specials, Lancastrian Lunches, Mid-week Luncheons, Traditional Afternoon Teas or Murder Mystery Nights), Rail Ale Trails, Photography Courses and Drive a Train Experiences.


Redeeming Activity Vouchers
 
Activity Gift Vouchers can be used as full or part payment for any pre-booked event or activity at the East Lancashire Railway. Vouchers cannot be redeemed in any of our catering or retail outlets.
 
  • To redeem an Activity Voucher that expires in 2018, please ring 0333 320 2830 to book your tickets.
  • To redeem an Activity Voucher thatexpires in 2019, please ring 0333 320 2830 or alternatively redeem online. Once you have selected your tickets online and entered your delivery details you will then be asked for payment. At this point you can chose to select ‘Use Voucher’ for payment. Any outstanding balance can then be paid by card.

Dining with Distinction Gift Vouchers

Our Dining with Distinction Gift Vouchers make the perfect present! From foodie fans to steamer dreamers, and to those who are after something a little different, our steam train hauled luxury dining experiences inside Orient Express style carriages are sure to impress! Vouchers are available for Lancastrian Lunches, Mid-Week Luncheons, Murder Mystery Nights, Red Rose Diners and Gin/Wine/Whisky Tasting and can be used on any date dependent on availability.


Redeeming Dining with Distinction Gift Vouchers

  • To redeem a Dining with Distinction Gift Voucher that expires in 2017, please ring 0333 320 2831. These vouchers will be honoured for use on our 2018 Dining Trains.
  • To redeem a Dining with Distinction Gift Voucher that expires in 2018, please ring 0333 320 2831 or alternatively redeem online. Once you have selected your tickets online and entered your delivery details you will then be asked for payment. At this point you can chose to select ‘Use Voucher’ for payment. Any outstanding balance can then be paid by card.

Drive a Train Experience Gift Vouchers

If you know of someone who has always dreamed of driving a real train from station to station, our Drive a Train 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.



Redeeming Drive a Train Experience Gift Vouchers
  • To Redeem a Drive a Train Experience Gift Voucher, please ring 0161 764 7790 and press option 2.

Freedom of the Line Gift Vouchers

 Treat your loved ones to a day on the tracks with a Freedom of the Line Gift Voucher. These vouchers provide unlimited travel, on steam and diesel engines, when we are running standard services. Freedom of the Line means exactly that, the receipient can ride our trains back-and-forth, forth-and-back, until their heart is content. The ideal gift for the loco-lover in your life or someone who is looking for a day out with a difference. Please note, Freedom of the Line Gift Vouchers are not valid on special event days, please check our Timetable and Events & Activities page on the day before visiting.


Redeeming Freedom of the Line Gift Vouchers

These gift vouchers are to be redeemed at the booking office on your chosen date of travel. They are not valid on special events so please check our timetable before travelling. They will be exchanged for travel tickets valid for all day travel and cannot be redeemed in advance.

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.



Redeeming Photography Course Gift Vouchers

  • To redeem a Photography Course Gift Voucher that expires in 2017, please ring 0333 320 2830.
  • To redeem a Photography Course Gift Voucher that expires in 2018, please ring 0333 320 2830 or alternatively redeem online. Once you have selected your tickets online and entered your delivery details you will then be asked for payment. At this point you can chose to select ‘Use Voucher’ for payment. Any outstanding balance can then be paid by card.

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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