August Bank Holiday Family Fun at Ribble Steam Railway

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August Bank Holiday Family Fun at Ribble Steam Railway

It’s full steam ahead with lots of added fun for this years Friendly Engines Gala Party over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, just before the kids have to go back to schools or nurseries… Over three days, whatever the bank holiday weather might have in store, the Ribble Steam Railway is the place to bring the family.

Each day the museum opens at 1030 so you can get your Day Rover tickets, which include everything – entrance to the museum, workshop and unlimited rides all day. Many of the engines have their Friendly Engine faces on (or Grumpy Diesel faces in some cases!). Which will be your favourite character? Whilst in the museum check out our play areas featuring drawing, dressing up, working the cranes, blowing the whistle on a real engine footplate or having a ride on the miniature railway which runs the full length of the building alongside some big engines.

There is free Face Painting on hand, on all three days, for all our young visitors – say Hello to Gina from Tigerfeet Entertainment and tell her which character you would like to be, obviously Tigers and Princesses are a speciality.

The Steam Train Rides leave from the platform alongside the museum building for a three mile scenic round trip every 45 minutes, starting at 1100.
(1100, 1145, 1230. 1315, 1400, 1445, 1530 and 1615.) There is a Friendly Steam Engine at one end and a Grumpy Diesel at the other end of the train.

On Sunday, as an added extra we welcome ‘Harlequin Organ’ from West Lancashire – expertly operated by the old organ grinder himself ‘Minty’ – his motto is “Music through the years, will wipe away the tears and turn the miles into smiles!”

On Sunday and Monday, we welcome back again our friends from ‘G-Wizz’ as our guests at the far end of the museum with the largest indoor Garden Railway layout!!! The kids will love this and ‘parents beware’ this could be the start of wanting a model layout at home….

On site are our new look gift shop, our 5 star hygiene awarded Cafe and on the train rides you will find a buffet car serving drinks and snacks. We have a large free car park and the entire site is disabled friendly.

Super value – Adults £6, Children £4-50 (under 3’s free), Concessions £4, Family Tickets available (2+2)

We look forward to welcoming you all on board our Friendly Engine Specials.

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