We recently had an absolutely fab day out so I thought I’d let you all know about it.
The East Lancashire Railway is a restored track , stations and both steam and diesel trains running alternately.
My 3 year old son is a complete train nut!!! So obviously the majority of our days out include something to do trains and we are always on the hunt for a new location. This time we hit the train jackpot .
This train runs through about 5 stops I think, more details can be found at www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk that train ride is around 30 mins each way and goes through some lovely countryside. We got onto the train at Bury and off at Rawtenstall for a wonder then caught the next train back. The trains and stations are very well restored and you feel a little like you have been taken back in time.
The main think about the day out though is seeing my 3 year old’s face light up as soon as he sees the train! He even got to go in the drivers cab! (that’s probably not what it’s called)
My baby boy who 1 also loved the day out and the funky glasses.
The staff are lovely and really helpful, all in full costume obviously and we got to sit in the Harry Potter style booths for the return journey which was amazing.
Please take a look at their website if you like this kind of thing I really can’t say enough about how good it was.