East Lancashire Railway has announced a jam-packed calendar of Easter events for the family.

Peter Rabbit

Jump into the world of Beatrix Potter's most beloved character, Peter Rabbit, as he hops by the Bury Transport Museum on Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1.

Families can book tickets to capture the magic with a special photo opportunity alongside Peter himself.

There will be a host of activities around the museum including theme park rides, craft activities, and face-painting sessions.

Ticket prices also include a ride on any train service from the Bury Bolton Street Station on the day of visiting.

Wizarding Adventure

Aspiring witches and wizards can sharpen up their sorcery skills and unravel mysteries on the 90-minute wacky whistle-stop tour.

This enchanting experience is one for all of the family, with a secret mission of utmost importance for younger masters of magic to enjoy.

The Wizarding Adventure will take place on Wednesday, April 3, with multiple time slots available to book throughout the day.

Travel to Wonderland

Enter a world of the weird and wonderful at the Alice in Wonderland-themed interactive experience, departing from the East Lancashire Railway on Thursday, April 11.

Venture down the rabbit hole for this two-hour extravaganza packed with colourful characters, wonderland-themed activities and plenty of photo opportunities.

Dino Adventure

Making its return over the Easter break is the daring Dino Adventure.

If you’ve ever been tempted to tickle a T-Rex, or stroke a Triceratops, this interactive experience is a great opportunity for budding palaeontologists to brush up on their knowledge while they have fun.

The Jurassic adventure will take place on Friday, April 12, with multiple time slots available to book on the ELR website.

Storm the Castle

The legendary Pendennis Castle pays a visit to ELR this spring as part of her 100th anniversary celebrations.

Known for its speed and efficiency, this historic steam locomotive was built in 1924 for the Great Western Railway; in 1925, it was chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the British Empire Exhibition.

The locomotive will feature as a part of the Western Region Weekend taking place on Saturday, April 13 to Sunday, April 14, where there is the potential for customers to book onto the Red Rose dining experience hauled about this iconic locomotive.

The Pendennis Castle will be at ELR between April 10 and April 28 and will be used for a Murder Mystery night on April 20 and a Premium Night on April 27, alongside the Red Rose dining experience on April 13.

Daytime Dining Experiences

With polished panelling, luxurious furnishings, and crisp linen, the Lancastrian lunch is a firm favourite at the East Lancashire Railway.

Expect a sparkling welcome drink upon your arrival, followed by a three-course, silver-served meal followed by coffee and after-dinner chocolate.

Alternatively, customers could enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, hauled along the beautiful countryside by a heritage steam locomotive.

Offering your very own personal waiter/waitress for the afternoon, you can relax knowing every aspect of your experience will be catered to the highest standards.