Carve out some time for fun this Halloween and visit the spook-tacular “scream train” that is returning to East Lancashire Railway this October.

The ultimate Halloween event is not-to-be-missed in 2024, with new twists and surprises throughout the popular event, as they launch the “Year of The Pumpkin”.

With extravagant decorations and lighting all setting the scene, this year will see the Pumpkin King and his motley crew of spooky scarecrows leave the fields of the Irwell Valley and descend on the railway encouraging visitors to solve eerie mysteries.

The pumpkin themed haunted house walkthrough and the ghoulishly decorated footbridge will see creepy characters including Zombie Bob and his Monster Squad roaming throughout, ready to help investigate with those who dare, alongside Veronica the Witch and Vampire Brian, all before the 60 minute long interactive “scream” train ride through the Irwell Valley.

What to expect:

  • Haunted house walkthrough featuring animatronic ghouls
  • Real life actors ready to jump out and scare at a moments notice
  • Friendly fiends from the ELR Monster Squad
  • 60-minute steam train ride from Bury to the Irwell Vale and back with spooky live entertainment throughout the trip
  • Fancy dress competition (crowning the Pump-King and and Pump-Queen!)
  • A goody bag for every child full of tricks and treats

Tickets cost from RRP £14.00 and are available to book now for an early bird 5% discount (code: GHOST5). Offer is available until Saturday 1 June 2024.

Find out more HERE.