Villains & Superheroes – Tues 31st July to Thurs 9th August (Tues, Weds, Thurs only)

Meet your favourite Villains & Superheroes during the Summer Holidays .... Join any of our trains at any of our four stations, for a fun packed day for all the family.

Tuesday 31st July, Wednesday 1st August, Thursday 2nd August and Tuesday 7th - 9th August 2018

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You can start your journey at any one of our 4 stations, allowing you time to travel on both our steam trains during your day with us.

Please see the information below and refer to our timetable for further details.

To make the most of your day, we do advise you arrive with enough to time to experience both steam trains, allowing time for the extra entertainment along the way, such as the funfair and face painting (these extras are not included in your ticket pricePlease take time to study the timetable, allowing you enough time to return to your starting point.

Timetable:

  • Please follow the link to our regular midweek running times www.gcrailway.co.uk/timetables-and-fares

Best Dressed Competition – dress up in your favourite costume, we will take a photo on the day and at the end of the event we will decide on the winning costume for your chance to win a family ticket to one of our other family events (excluding Santa Specials/Deluxe) here at the Great Central Railway. The winners will be announced on Monday 3rd August via notification on our Facebook page.

Loughborough station

Face painting – Daisy Janes Face Painting will be with us all day offering full or half face designs! (not available for under 3’s & small charge applicable)

Refreshment Room – open for hot and cold refreshments daily

Rothley station

You can board any of our trains from Rothley. Please be aware that our characters do start their journey from our Loughborough station and that there is a possibility that it may take some time to get to you. The characters will pass through the carriages several times during the journey, but cannot be guaranteed to cover the whole train between every stop.

Mini Funfair – a selection of rides and games for all the family to enjoy (please note, this is not included in your ticket price, and will be charged on a ride by ride basis)

Ellis Tearooms – open for hot and cold refreshments daily

Quorn and Woodhouse station

You can board any of our trains from Quorn. Please be aware that our characters do start their journey from our Loughborough station and that there is a possibility that it may take some time to get to you. The characters will pass through the carriages several times during the journey but cannot be guaranteed to cover the whole train between every stop.

Main car park facility

Butler Henderson – open for hot and cold refreshments daily

Leicester North station

You can board any of our trains from Leicester North. Please be aware that our characters do start their journey from our Loughborough station and that there is a possibility that it may take some time to get to you. The characters will pass through the carriages several times during the journey but cannot be guaranteed to cover the whole train between every stop.

Train Fares including admission

Family Ticket: £35 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
£30 (1 adult & up to 3 children)
Adult: £17
Seniors: £16
Children: £9 (aged 2-16 inclusive)
Under 2s: Free of charge

Train tickets may also be purchased from our booking offices, including on the day of your visit, subject to availability. Online booking is recommended as that will save queuing to buy a ticket.

TICKETS ALLOW UNLIMITED TRAVEL ON ALL TRAINS FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND INCLUDE ALL ENTERTAINMENT EXCEPT THE FUN FAIR AND THE FACE PAINTING

No short hop tickets available between stations. PLATFORM TICKETS AT LOUGHBOROUGH WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE

*Normal discounts apply for members of Friends of Great Central Main Line to buy Privilege rate tickets upon production of membership card.
*HRA  pass holders can travel at Privilege rates.
*Working members of other heritage railways with whom GCR has reciprocal arrangements for reduced fares, will be eligible for Privilege fares upon production of valid working membership cards.
*Same arrangements apply as above for holders of ex British Rail and Train Operating Company passes.

All attractions and locomotives are subject to availability.  GCR reserves the right to cancel or amend any attraction or service

 

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. 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.

Our next running day

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
We are running passenger trains on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.

Due to the recent very hot and dry conditions, and the resulting risk of lineside fires, we will be operating an all-diesel service on Thursday.

Class 37 37714 Metro Cammel Diesel Railcar





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