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School Holidays Activities at East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway Wizarding Adventure Child at the event
Start Date: 22 February 2022
End Date: 23 October 2023
Venue: Bury Transport Museum, Bury

This School Holidays head to East Lancashire Railway for lots of family fun including Bluey, Dinosaurs and more.

East Lancashire Railway will be hosting some great activities at the Bury Transport Museum over the school holidays for 2024. 

Much-loved favourites return to the railway including the popular Peppa Pig and Friends Fun Day.

Here is everything you need to know:

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The Wizarding Adventure 

East Lancashire Railway Wizarding Adventure
Credit East Lancashire Railway

Dates between Thursday 22nd February to Wednesday 23 October 2024 

Kids can go on a magical adventure as they learn the basics of broomsticks, practice potion making, discover incantations and learn to tattle and talk with a tawny owl.

In this fun event, they be able to become a wonderful wizard and learn everything you need to know to carry out a secret mission of the utmost importance and graduate with prestigious honours of hocus-pocus.

Plus the event includes a ride on a genuine steam (and spell) powered train

Read More and Book >>> The Wizarding Adventure at East Lancashire Railway 

The Dino Adventure 

Dino Adventure East Lancashire Railway
Credit East Lancashire Railway

Dates between Friday 23rd February to Wednesday 28th August 2024

Go an Jurassic adventure as you get close and personal with our baby dinosaurs.

Aimed at ages 5 – 12, kids can learn all about these adorable dinosaurs from our expert handlers in this fully interactive experience.  

The event will include: 

  • A return trip from Bury to Rawtenstall hauled by a dino-proofed steam train.
  • An approximately hour and a half dinosaur experience with expert rex wranglers and triceratops tamers.
  • Dinosaur-themed activities.
  • Plenty of photo opportunities.

The Dino Adventure event is running on:

  • Friday 23rd February
  • Friday 12th April 
  • Thursday 15th August 
  • Wednesday 28th August 

Tickets to the Dino Adventure event cost:

  • £20.00 for adults
  • £17.50 for children (2 to 17 years)
  • Free for under 2’s.

More details and how to book tickets to The Dino Adventure at East Lancashire Railway see here. 

Bluey and Bingo Family Fun Day 

Bluey at East Lancashire Railway - Credit BBC and East Lancashire Railway
Credit BBC and East Lancashire Railway

Saturday 24th February 2024 

Meet Bluey at Bury Transport Museum this summer

Plus the family fun continues with a selection of fun fair rides, face painting and craft activities to make the most out of your visit.

Plus Ticket Price includes a ride on any train services on the day of your visit – just pick a time that suits you!

General Admission tickets must be purchased online, so don’t miss out.

Tickets to the Bluey event cost:

  • £20.00 for adults
  • £17.50.00 for children (2 to 17 years)
  • Free for under 2’s.

More details and how to book tickets to the Bluey Family Fun Day at East Lancashire Railway see here.

Peter Rabbit Family Fun Day 

Peter Rabbit
Credit – East Lancashire Railway

Sunday 31st March and Monday 1st April February 2024 

Meet Peter Rabbit at Bury Transport Museum this summer

Plus the family fun continues with a selection of fun fair rides, face painting and craft activities to make the most out of your visit.

Plus Ticket Price includes a ride on any train services on the day of your visit – just pick a time that suits you!

General Admission tickets must be purchased online, so don’t miss out.

Tickets to the Bluey event cost:

  • £20.00 for adults
  • £17.50.00 for children (2 to 17 years)
  • Free for under 2’s.

More details and how to book tickets to the Peter Rabbit Family Fun Day at East Lancashire Railway see here.

Travel to Wonderland 

East Lancashire Railway Travel To Wonderland
Credit East Lancashire Railway

Dates between 11th April and 30th August 2024

Enjoy a weird and wonderful interactive experience where you’ll meet the surreal inhabitants of this bizarre place.

The adventure will include: 

  • A return trip from Bury to Rawtenstall was hauled by a genuine steam-powered train.
  • An approximately two-hour Wonderland experience with colourful characters
  • Alice in Wonderland-themed activities
  • Plenty of photo opportunities

The Travel to Wonderland event is running on:

  • Thursday 11th April 2023
  • Friday 9th August 2023 
  • Friday 30th August 2023 

Tickets to the Travel to Wonderland event cost:

  • £20.00 for adults
  • £17.50 for children (2 to 17 years)
  • Free for under 2’s.

More details and how to book tickets to Travel to Wonderland at East Lancashire Railway here. 

Day Out With Thomas 

Thomas the tank engine and the fat controller at East Lancashire Railway

Dates between Saturday 4th and Sunday 6th October 2023 

Everyone’s favourite engine Thomas will be heading to the East Lancashire Railway. 

There will be a chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt, and climb aboard a carriage to be pulled with Thomas himself.

After your journey, there will be lots of Thomas-themed activities, including stories, activities and hilarious performances by Rusty and Dusty – Sodor’s cheeky station sweepers. They’ll be singing, dancing and entertaining throughout the day.

Read More and Book >>> Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway 

Villain Academy 

Villain Academy East Lancashire Railway
Credit – East Lancashire Railway

Dates between 11th April and 30th August 2024

Join a rogue group of vile villains to help complete a dastardly quest.

The Event will include: 

  • A return trip from Bury to Rawtenstall was hauled by a genuine steam-powered train.
  • An approximately two-hour Villian experience with colourful characters
  • Villian-themed activities
  • Plenty of photo opportunities

The Travel to Wonderland event is running on Friday 31st May 2024

Tickets to the Travel to Wonderland event cost:

  • £20.00 for adults
  • £15.50 for children (2 to 17 years)
  • Free for under 2’s.

More details and how to book tickets to Villian Academy at East Lancashire Railway here. 

Peppa Pig and Friends Family Fun Day

PeppaPigFriendsFunDayELR 1 1

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd August 2024

Peppa and George are heading back to East Lancashire Railway

Fans can meet them both as they greet and entertain at Bury Transport Museum and take a crack at Peppa’s activity trail.

Plus there will be fun fair rides, face painters, craft activities and even a petting zoo where you can make even more farmyard friends.

Tickets to the Peppa Pig event cost:

  • £20.00 for adults
  • £17.50 for children (2 to 17 years)
  • Free for under 2’s.

More details and how to book tickets to the Peppa Pig and Friends Family Fun Day at East Lancashire Railway see here.

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Always check with organiser before setting off
Address: Bury Transport Museum, The East Lancashire Railway Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY.

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