Kick start your Christmas celebrations with a steam train ride through our very own winter wonderland, the Irwell Valley, on what has become a firm family favourite in the North West!


Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the Irwell Valley Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere provided by a traditional brass band and carol singing

Admire the beautifully decorated Bury Bolton Street Station with its hundreds of Christmas trees. Say hello to costumed characters on your journey. Be mesmerized by our on-board magician.

Meet Santa and his elves as they travel through the train giving a gift to each child. Receive a biscuit and juice drink for children and a mince pie and festive tipple for grown-ups. Hunt for hidden clues in Bury Transport Museum with the Great Christmas Treasure Hunt.

Cost: From £13

To Book: Buy your tickets online here

When: 9:30am – 5pm

Where: East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY