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Make Mothering Sunday into a Mothering Fun Day

The most important woman in your life deserves the most important gift, but what to get for the mother who has everything? The East Lancashire Railway has a range of magnificent maternally inspired presents to treat mum with this mother’s day including Dining Experiences, Rail Ale Trails and more. We have even gone the extra mile and picked out a few prize locales and activities to share with the lovely lady this 11th March.

So read on and make this a truly memorable Mother’s Day!

Luxury Dining Experience Gift Vouchers

For the mam who fancies herself a bit glam, our Dining with Distinction experiences represent the jewel in the culinary crown of the East Lancashire Railway. Have a catch up while enjoying a cream tea and scones on a Traditional Afternoon Tea, bond over your bad-guy catching skills on a Murder Mystery service or sink into the sumptuousness of a luxury Red Rose Diner. The East Lancashire Railway’s gift vouchers ensure the lucky lady can pick a date and time to suit her palette.

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Drive a Train Experience

Forget action man, this present is perfect for action-mam’s! Your mother will step behind the controls of a heritage steam or diesel locomotive and take to the tracks for an exciting day out, including a guided tour behind the scenes and a hearty lunch provided by the railway. Up to two guests can share in the experience, riding behind the engine, taking the tour and enjoying lunch.

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Rail Ale Trails

Does your parent have a penchant for the past, is she partial to the odd pint? An East Lancashire Railway Rail Ale Trail may be just the ticket, providing copious quantities of both history and hops! Absorb knowledge whilst knocking back a pint on this steam powered tour around the region’s best pubs and bars. Each tour includes a Blue Badge tour guide, a free bottle of ale or beer sampling and lunch.

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Photography Experience Days

For the artistic mum with an eye for lighting and composition, these guided photographic courses are designed to accommodate any skill level. Whether Mummy is a photo veteran or is just getting used to the idea of selfies, the expert tuition from our friends at North West Photography Courses will ensure that she gets the most out of her day. A light lunch will also be provided.

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Gift Vouchers

Mother knows best, that’s why our open gift vouchers let her choose when and how to enjoy her experience, choosing from our entire range from luxury diners to Drive a Train Experiences? If you are still struggling to make a decision then an activity voucher could be the way forward as it is able to be used towards any and all railway experiences.

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Top five things to do for the mother on the move

5. Give your mum the royal treatment with a walk around Heywood’s Queen’s Park.

4. Show mum the high life with a night at the Met Theatre in Bury.

3. Indulge yourselves at the Chocolate Cafe in Ramsbottom.

2. Explore the great outdoors at Burrs Country Park.

1. Stop for a cuppa and a cake at A Right Royal Tea Party in Rawtenstall.

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