Spring and Summer at the East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway
East Lancashire Railway

Fun at the East Lancashire Railway

Summer is just around the corner, and we have a host of great ideas for things to do to keep the whole family busy until school starts up again. Celebrate the best of British at the Jubilee Weekend, learn about the history of transportation in Greater Manchester at the railway’s popular museum, enjoy a mid-week treat on our dining train or just take a train ride and discover an entirely new adventure at your own pace.

Jubilee Weekend

3 – 5 June

Join us as we commemorate Her Royal Highness the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people. The event will feature live music and entertainment as well as vintage stalls and more, making it a lovely day out for the whole family.

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Day Out With Thomas

6 – 7 August

We’re keeping summer sizzling with the second Day Out With Thomas on the East Lancashire Railway in 2022. Join Sir Topham Hatt and the Little Blue Engine himself for a day of family fun, including a ride with Thomas, hilarious performances from cheeky station sweepers Rusty and Dusty, fun fair rides, balloon modelling and much, much more.

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Adventures in the Irwell Valley

Are you the type of person that likes to seek their own adventures? Explore everything the Irwell Valley has to offer by boarding a train and going where the steam takes you. Will you find a hidden gem of a boutique gift shop in Ramsbottom, take in a family friendly show at The Met theatre or will you chart a new path along the Irwell Sculpture Trail? Our custom-made itineraries offer a great way to get you started.

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Explore Local History

The North-West has rich history that is deeply tied into the hustle and bustle of the Industrial Revolution, and you and your family can discover it all at our own Bury Transport Museum. Here you will find a treasure trove of vintage vehicles to learn about, as well as period costumes to try on and a variety of hands-on activities to get stuck into.

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Midweek Munchies

1 Jun

Make your day out complete with this great value two-course lunch on board one of the East Lancashire Railway’s historic steam trains. Enjoy the vintage luxury and sophistication of our Pullman style carriages, all while you relax, indulge in fine food, and watch the scenic surrounds of the Irwell Valley wind past the window.

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