Sci-fi Weekend – 12 & 13 September

Who’s at The Railway? GCR's Sci-Fi Weekend with Cybermen, Doctors and other famous characters...  It's your ticket to time travel, take the train to the Tardis and watch out for Daleks & Cybermen - an event for all lovers of fantasy fiction.

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At Loughborough

Exterminate.... Daleks, with photo opportunities throughout the day
Storm Trooper & R2D2 with photo opportunities between 10.30am - 11am, 11.30am - 12pm, 12.30pm - 1pm, 2pm - 2.30pm and 3pm - 3.30pm
Face painting - small additional charge
Look out for various Doctors Who may be on the train....
Specialist trade stands with sci-fi memorabilia
Strangeness in colouring competitions…end waiting room (Saturday)
Clare Eden and Simon (from 80’s kids hall of fame, Trev & Simon….”Swing Your Pants”) will be there and you can listen to the brilliant and very family-friendly 24-minute long first episode that will run throughout the day.  Release your inner artist with the colouring competition and win a prizes or 2! Based in the end waiting room on Loughborough platform.

Quorn & Woodhouse

Cybermen and other famous characters
Live Music Stage
 - live music with iconic sci-fi anthems (Saturday)
DJ Star Trak and Moon Buggy - wowing the audience with Sci-fi sounds from his flight decks...(Sunday, from 1pm).
'Journey's End' real ale bar - don't get too spaced out!  Open from 12pm to 4pm
'Out of this World Burger Barracks' grab a Wookie burger or a K9 hot dog
Cybermen 'through the ages' display
Tardis with photo opportunities
Dalek with photo opportunities
Costume competition with a prize for the best dressed! Dress up as your favourite character… 2.30pm

At Rothley

UNIT & Cybermen
Family friendly fun fair - additional charge for rides

Leicester North

Tardis with photo opportunities
Dalek with photo opportunities
Cybermen and other famous characters

Greenacres (exit the station and bear right, Greenacres is a short walk on the left hand side)

Face painting - small charge applies
Balloon Modelling - small charge applies
Candy Floss - small charge applies
Dr Who Clue Trail  (with a small treat for each child)
Themed Colouring Corner

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TIMETABLE - this event uses GCR's standard purple timetable

FARES:  GCR's normal runabout fares apply (short-hop tickets are not available at this event).

Family Ticket: £35 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
£23 (1 adult & up to 3 children)
Adult: £15
Seniors: £13
Children: £9 (aged 2-16 inclusive)
Under 2s: Free of charge


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 passes will not be valid – 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.


LoughboroughLE11 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.

Quorn: LE12 8AG.  This is GCR's main car parking area and is FOC for this event. Saturday:  Park in the station yard.  Sunday: Parking is in the adjacent field (except for disabled, see below).  If approaching the station from the A6 or Quorn village, the field is immediately on the left hand side after crossing the bridge over the GCR line - it is clearly signed.

Rothley: LE7 7LD. There is very limited free car parking in the station yard due to the children's funfair and the designated disabled area.

Leicester North: LE4 3BR.  There is limited free car parking on the immediate approach to the station.

DISABLED CAR PARKING: Saturday:  Quorn and Woodhouse station is the best place for disabled parking - it is not necessary to book your space.  Sunday:  The station yard at Rothley is available for blue badge holders and our less able-bodied visitors who do not have a blue badge.  To reserve your space, please email with your name and vehicle registration details.. Disabled parking will not be available at Quorn & Woodhouse on Sunday

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








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