East Lancashire Railway | Day Out With The Kids

East Lancashire Railway

Bury, Greater Manchester, England

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Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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A unique family day out that all train enthusiasts will love!

All aboard the East Lancashire Railway! Step back in time and enjoy a family day out like no other with a spectacular 12-mile steam train ride through the stunning North West landscape. Your journey will begin in Bury, just 30 minutes from Manchester City Centre, and will take you through many picturesque towns and villages along the way. 

Fancy spending time in the great outdoors? You can hop off at one of the calling stations -  Heywood, Burrs Country Park, Summerseat, Ramsbottom, Irwell Vale and Rawtenstall, and explore fabulous nature trails in the countryside. Plus, you’ll get the chance to see magnificent vintage vehicles and interactive exhibitions at Bury Transport Museum. 

East Lancashire Railway is also famous for hosting some of the best events for train enthusiasts of all ages. From Days Out With Thomas, to Santa Specials, Halloween Ghost Trains and Wizard Activity Days - there’s something to get everyone excited!

  • Visit Lancashire’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in 2018 
  • Steam train rides, dedicated Transport Museum & more
  • Exciting programme of family-friendly events


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Bolton Street Station, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0EY, England


Click here to visit East Lancashire Railway's website
0333 320 2830

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Trains run every weekend (including Bank Holidays) all year and Wednesday to Friday from April to September.

Please check website for specific dates, special events, fares and times.


Freedom of the Line tickets
Adult: £16.00
Concession: £14.50
Child (5 - 17 Years): £10.00
Under 5: FREE
Family (2 Adults & Up to 3 Children): £42.00

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Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome