Easter Holiday Trains – Tue 27th-Thu 29th March & Tue 3rd-Thu 5th April 2018

Meet Alice in Wonderland and The Mad Hatter on the platform at Loughborough station and the Easter Bunny  who will be travelling on the steam train at the Great Central. There's lots of fun for the whole family it's eggstraordinary value too at just £35 for 2 adults and up to 3 children! Start your journey at any of our four stations and enjoy a full day out for all the family.

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 At Loughborough

Meet the Easter Bunny on the Easter Bunny Express departing at 10.00am, 12.00pm & 2.00pm who will be handing out sweet treats
Meet and greet session with Alice in Wonderland and The Mad Hatter - handing out small chocolate treats for all the children (1 treat per child) at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 13.30pm & 14.30pm - don't forget your camera for photo opportunities!
Face painting – please note there is a small charge for face painting, this is not included in your ticket price


At Quorn

Alight at Quorn for lunch. Hot and cold food & beverages available in our family friendly cafe, Butler Henderson - children's picnic boxes available
Easter hunt - find the egg picture hunt!

At Rothley

Mini funfair for children to enjoy - not included in ticket price, pay as you go
Miniature garden railway - children can drive Thomas for £2
Ellis's Tea Room open for refreshments - children's picnic boxes available

At Leicester North

Meet the Easter Bunny on the Easter Bunny Express departing at 11.00am & 1.00pm
Free sweets from the Easter Bunny for all the boys and girls on the Bunny Express


Disabled Accommodation will be available on the following Trains, times are from Loughborough Station

10:00, 12:00 & 14:00


Family ticket A: £35 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Family ticket B: £25 (1 adults and up to 3 children)

Adult runabout: £17

Senior runabout: £16

Child runabout (2 or over): £9

Child under 2: Free

FOGCML Members: Friends of the Great Central Mainline are entitled (upon production of current valid membership card) to a discounted day runabout fare of £10; the corresponding fare for a child member is £6.

HRA pass holders: Heritage Railway Association passes will not be valid at this event.

Car parking
Loughborough: LE11 1RW. On street parking is available but the surrounding roads will be busy. Many double yellow lines have been added to roads in the area, so parking is increasingly scarce; you may need to park some distance from the station and neighbouring residents don't necessarily welcome this!
Quorn: LE12 8AG.This is GCR's main car parking area. On-street parking in the immediate vicinity of Quorn station is subject to Council operated parking restrictions.
Rothley: LE7 7LD. There is very limited car parking in the station yard due to the funfair. Also, on-street parking in the immediate vicinity of Rothley station is very limited with Council operated parking restrictions.
Leicester North: LE4 3BR. There is limited car parking on the immediate approach to the station.

All locomotives and attractions appear subject to availability

Passengers are conveyed by the Company's trains in accordance with the Company's "Conditions of Carriage" (as shown on this website). All train services, locomotives, exhibits and other attractions appear subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice.

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