Paddington Family Fun Day at East Lancashire Railway

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Paddington Family Fun Day at East Lancashire Railway
East Lancashire Railway

Paddington Family Fun Day at The East Lancashire Railway, Lancashire 13 May 2023 Tickets from £0.00 — Book now

“I’ll never be like other people, but that’s alright because I’m a bear…”

He’s coming… Our favourite bear, all the way to Lancashire from deepest, darkest Peru! Paddington Bear – wellies, marmalade and all! First stop: Lancashire, where he will be the star of the show at the Paddington Family Fun Day at East Lancashire Railway, taking place for one day only on Saturday 13 May.

Kids and grownups alike will be mesmerised as they are greeted at Bury Street Station by the famous, marmalade-loving, extremely polite bear himself. All through the day there will be plenty of photo opportunities to get some cute selfies with Paddington to take home, and a variety of fun activities too, including funfair rides, face paints and arts and crafts activities if you fancy getting creative!

Choo Choo! Also included in the main ticket price: an unforgettable train ride on an amazing heritage steam or diesel train, taking you on a stunning journey right through the beautiful Irwell Valley on the East Lancashire Railway. Sit back, relax, and watch the world go by while getting a taste of history too.

The Paddington Family Fun Day at East Lancashire Railway is set to be a day out packed with fun, frolics and of course sweet and sticky MARMALADE, as families enjoy quality time together while celebrating one of the best-loved literature characters ever – the sweetest, clumsiest and kindest bear – Paddington. With so much to do, lots of tasty food and drink on hand, and an unforgettable train journey adventure, families will be sure leave with big smiles on their faces and memories to cherish for a long time.

General Admission tickets must be purchased online. Paddington Bear at East Lancashire Railway is open for one day only – don’t miss out, book your tickets today.

Paddington Family Fun Day at The East Lancashire Railway, Lancashire 13 May 2023 Tickets from £0.00 Book now

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