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Day Out with Thomas at the East Lancashire Railway
Enjoy a Day Out With Thomas!
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, at the East Lancashire Railway for a train ride unlike any other.
There are lots of things to see and do:
•Rides behind Thomas
•Meeting the Fat Controller and friends
•Performances by Rusty and Dusty, Sodor’s cheeky station sweepers
•Unlimited Travel on steam and diesel trains
•Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Station including tabletop games, colouring and Thomas films
•Re-enactments of classic Thomas stories
The Fat Controller’s opening ceremony will take place at 9:45am each day. Activities will finish at 4pm.
The Day Out with Thomas event takes place across the length of the railway and tickets can be purchased from Bury, Heywood, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall station on the day. Visitors that already have their tickets can start their day out from any of the above stations. For information on how to find us and car parking visit our Getting Here page.
Bury's Metrolink Tram Station is located just a few minutes' walk away from our Bury Bolton Street Station is an ideal way to get to the event from areas across Greater Manchester. With fantastic off-peak travel rates and Park and Ride facilities available throughout the city, travelling by tram is a great value, stress free way to get to the East Lancashire Railway.
From days out cycling, walking or wildlife spotting to afternoons at tea rooms nestled away in picturesque towns and villages. Get cultural at a museum or gallery and put your feet up in an olde worlde pub.
The East Lancashire Railway has six stops, all of which offer plenty of things to see and do. Whether it's Heywood's stunning Queen's Park, Bury's cultural and shopping quarter, Summerseat's walking trails, Ramsbottom's foodie scene, the pretty village of Irwell Vale, or historic Rawtenstall with its museums and the UK's last remaining temperance bar.
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