Children’s Parties

Need some amazing kids’ party ideas? How about holding their birthday party or other special event on the East Lancashire Railway? A day of fun, games, and heaping helpings of birthday cake awaits!

Just coming up with ideas for children’s birthday parties is exhausting enough, let alone organising a day of fun and excitement for your child and their friends. So let the train take the strain as our party hosts give your little one a day to remember.

What’s Included

Our steam-powered kids’ party package is perfect for children aged 3-8 years, and includes return tickets along the ELR from Bury to Heywood for 10 children, all supervised by one of our trained party hosts. Along with an exciting train ride, the kids will be treated to food, amazing activities and great games – and we’ll even handle all of the cleaning up afterwards.

Our kids’ party package costs £175 and also includes train tickets for 4 adults.

Optional Extras

Want to bring more than 10 guests? You can bring extra children and adults along, or add even more fun with our ELR party bags:

  • Additional Children: £12.50 each
  • Additional Adults: £7.40 each (train travel only – 1 free adult ticket for every 4 additional child guests)
  • ELR Party Bags: £2.50 per child


Children’s parties can be held on Saturdays and Sundays (excluding special event weekends) at 10:40am and 13:25pm. Each journey lasts for 2 hours and 20 minutes, departing from and returning to Bury Bolton Street Station.

Book Your Children’s Party

To book your own children’s party at the East Lancashire Railway, get in touch with our team. We’ll put together a tailored package to make sure your event is extra-special. Give us a call on 0333 320 2830 (lines open 9am – 6pm daily), our friendly booking staff will be only too happy to help!

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