Easter Bunny Express – Tues 29 to Thurs 31 March & Tues 5 to Thurs 7 April

Meet the Easter Bunny and Bugsy Bunny down at the Great Central, there's lots of fun for the whole family it's eggstraordinary value too at just £30 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

Mini craft market - there will be a selection of stalls selling items from trinkets to gifts
Meet the Easter Bunny on the Easter Bunny Express departing at 10.15am, 12.15pm & 2.15pm
Meet the lovable and mischievous Bugsy Bunny on the steam train departing at 11.15am, 1.15am & 3.15pm
Free sweets from the Easter Bunny & Bugsy Bunny for all the boys and girls
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 lost property!

At Rothley

Mini funfair for children to enjoy - not included in ticket price
Miniature garden railway - children can drive Thomas for £2 (Closed on Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th March)
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
Meet the lovable and mischievous Bugsy Bunny on the steam train departing 12pm & 2pm

At Greenacres
Colouring in table
Picture hunt with a small treat
Face painting - small charge applies

Click here for the Easter Bunny Express Timetable


Family ticket A: £30 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Family ticket B: £20 (1 adults and up to 3 children)

Adult runabout: £13

Senior runabout: £11

Child runabout (2 or over): £5

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 £7; the corresponding fare for a child member is £4.

HRA pass holders: Special rates apply for visitors with Heritage Railway Association passes (on production of a valid membership card): £7 adult runabout fare and £4 for a child member

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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