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Places to go & days out in Manchester

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Easter Egg Hunts

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The Ribble Steam Railway, situated on Preston Dock are running four days of Steam Train rides over the Easter Weekend with fun for all the family.
Doors to the Museum open at 1030. Our shop, cafe and Museum will be open on your visit.

Easter Timetable (Runs all four days - Good Friday / Easter Saturday / Easter Sunday / Bank Holiday Monday) - all services top and tailed Steam loco & Diesel loco
Dept Museum Platform at -
1100 / 1145 / 1230 / 1315 / 1400 / 1500 / 1600
Buffet Car open on all trains

There is no need to book and your day ticket allows you to travel as often as you like on the three mile scenic return trip across the dock and alongside the banks of the River Ribble.
The Museum and Workshop are included on your visit and there is an Easter Egg Hunt to be solved which will involve finding hidden eggs around the railway.

Admission Charges
Day Ticket - includes entry to the Museum, Workshop and Unlimited Train Rides (Pay on the day of your visit)
Adults £6.00
Children £4.00 Children under 3: Free
Concessions £4.00
Family £18.00 2 Adults plus 2 Children
* Disabled visitors and their carers are charged at Concession rate
* We do not do advance bookings - you just turn up and pay on the day
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April Fool’s Day tricks you can play on your children!

You know your kids have fun playing pranks on you. How about turning the tables and playing April Fool’s Day tricks on your little darlings.

Wait until your child is sound asleep the night of 31st and turn them round so they wake up at the other end of the bed on April Fools Day morning.

Make some orange jelly in your child’s drinks bottle so it looks like orange squash.

Stick a photo of a cheeky monkey’s face on the mirror.

Swap the cereal into the wrong boxes.

Hide a ball of tissue paper in the bottom of your child’s shoes so they think their feet have grown overnight.

Or, just do nothing and look really innocent – they’ll go mad trying to work out what you are up to!
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Remember .... if you're stuck for something to do this Easter holiday, there are hundreds of ideas on www.kidsguide.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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