Children's Train Event In Lancashire

Saturday 29th August, 2020  -  Monday 31st August, 2020 Long Weekend Children's Train Event August, Lancashire No comments yet.

About the Friendly Engines and Model Railway Event

Preston is a city on the north bank of the River Ribble. It is the administrative centre of Lancashire and it is where Joseph William Livesey (1794 – 1884), an English temperance campaigner, formed The Preston Temperance Society. Livesey is noted for his Lecture on Malt Liquor and for coining the term teetotalism at one of his temperance meetings. Today, there are plenty of pubs in Preston for those who disagree with Livesey’s point of view. Out of respect for his efforts, visitors can choose to abstain as they enjoy a day at the Friendly Engines and Model Railway Event. 

The malt liquor can wait as children are the focus of this three-day event held at Preston’s Ribble Steam Railway and Museum during the August bank holiday. 

“Friendly” Engines and model railway exhibits will be on display around the museum for modelling enthusiasts. Children will be treated to unlimited train rides, a playground, face painting, and balloon animals of every type inside the museum. Kids a bit older will enjoy the workshop and the diesel and steam locomotives in the museum’s collections. 

Ribble Steam Railway

The Ribble Steam Railway is a heritage line whose restoration began in 1973 with the opening of a preservation centre in Southport. It is a standard gauge preserved railway that finally opened to the public in 2005 after the original Southport Railway Museum project closed in 1999.  The railway began by housing much of the collection from the previously closed museum. The three-mile return trip includes crossing the dock swing bridge and proceeding along the banks of the River Ribble that gives riders many interesting views of Preston. 

Entry To The Event

Each day the fun begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. The entry fee includes access to the museum and is £8.00 for adults, £5.00 for children, and other concessions like a caregiver or an OAP. If you are under three and can read this, then please enrol in a school for the gifted and enter the event for free. For £23.00 a family pass is available. Note that the Friendly Engines will run every 45 minutes from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Somewhere to Stay in Lancashire

People on a camping or RV trip will find many highly rated campsites and caravan parks heading east and north from Preston and toward the Irish Sea. That holds for folks looking for an elegant Inn, a B&B, or a cheap hotel where they can ignore the advice given by Livesey in his Lecture on Malt Liquor. 

Other Things To Do Around Preston

Visitors will find many tourist attractions along the east coast between Blackpool and Liverpool. Preston offers several attractions including nature reserves like Brockholes and Fishwick, the Lancashire Infantry Museum, and the Avenham and Miller Park. The park is on the River Ribble in a natural amphitheatre with a Japanese water garden, Sebastopol cannon, and a cafe.

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The Ribble Steam Railway and Museum offers free parking and is a wheelchair-friendly venue. Dogs are welcome if they don’t act like someone who needs to attend a temperance meeting and has a similarly responsible master.


When is the next Friendly Engines and Model Railway Event?

The Friendly Engines and Model Railway Event is planned to take place at Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD, Saturday 29th August, 2020. This is a Long Weekend Children's Train Event.

Chain Caul Road
Riversway Docklands

Ribble Steam Railway
01772 728 800

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