Children's favourite character "The Gruffalo" is venturing to the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) next month to bring the bedtime story to life.

The event will include funfair rides suitable for toddlers and The Trackside pub will be offering traditional pub food.

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There will be an opportunity to meet the "Gruffalo" as he visits the Bury Transport Museum, alongside many other great activities throughout the day.

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Children can take a photo with the iconic character if they book a time slot via the East Lancashire Railway website in advance.

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This family friendly event is taking place on November 4 and 5, with multiple time slots on each day.

ELR chairman Mike Kelly said: “The Gruffalo began as a figment of the imagination, and we will be bringing him to life for children, and those who are children at heart.

“This is the first time the Gruffalo has come to East Lancashire Railway, and it will be a fun-filled day out for the whole family.”

To book tickets, click here.