Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway July Newsletter

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This month we have lots of great offers and events to tell you about! We are offering a summer saver discount on our self-catering bookings, Kids Club Free Fridays during the Summer holidays, a Young Engineers Day Out with Peters Railway and so much more. 

Summer Savers!

We have lots of fantastic offers to share with you for Summer!

Book your self-catering holiday with us between now and the 8th July and use promotional code Summer16, you will receive 10% off your booking! Plus, everyone who stays with us gets free travel on the railway for the duration of their stay! Click here for more details. Kids Club Free Fridays! If your child holds a Kids Club Membership card they will receive free travel on Fridays during the school summer holidays*! Click here for more details. Our Scafell gift shop at Dalegarth Station are offering up to 50% off selected Shaun the Sheep merchandise. Hurry its a baaaa -gain !

*Terms & Conditions apply

Young Engineers Day Out with Peter's Railway - 9th & 10th July

This is an exclusive day out on the Railway for all young engine enthusiasts! Go behind the scenes and find out how an engine works with the author of Peters Railway as your guide. Take a ride on a steam engine, learn all about how our engines work and then travel up to Dalegarth for a Peter’s Railway story. There will be two groups on both days at either 10am or 12:30pm.

Tickets are £15 adult, £7.50 child, ticket numbers are limited to 30 for each session and children must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult per 2 children maximum). Not suitable for under 5 years. Ticket holders will receive a ride all day ticket that will be valid all day so that you can travel to Dalegarth, and each child will receive a Peters Railway book that you can have signed by the author himself!

Tickets will be limited and are available to book online now

Beatrix Potter's Birthday Party with Special Guest, Peter Rabbit - 28th July

A very special 150th anniversary in 2016. To help celebrate we are hosting a Beatrix Potter interpretation exhibition at Dalegarth and hosting our own Railway Tea Party with special guest Peter Rabbit.

Joining us on the day we will have the National Trust with their 50 things to do activities and childrens artist Mark Bardsley in the marquee. Downstairs in the main café area there will be tea and cakes for sale to celebrate the anniversary of Beatrix Potter. Plus, Peter Rabbit will be out and about for meet and greet at intervals during the day! This event is part of our normal service, there will be a small charge for marquee activities and refreshments. 

You can also purchase a whole host of Peter Rabbit gifts from our sister company, online shop Rabbit Rabbit Gifts.

Visit Rabbit Rabbit website here. 

Museum Update

Synolda slumbers for now but will be steaming about Ravenglass regularly during the summer holidays giving mini rides so come on and get up close and personal with the star of the museum’s collection. There’ll also be opportunities to try your strength and pull levers in the old signal box and outdoor displays of the museum’s historic rolling stock at Ravenglass station. Our museum is also open along with a sneak preview of what’s in store for the new extended museum opening in 2017.

Watch our Facebook page and Twitter feed for more details and timings. Every donation helps to preserve our UK heritage. 

Engine Feature - River Mite

River Mite is owned by the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society, and first entered service in 1967. Built by Clarkson’s of York using components from River Esk’s steam tender, the engine made history when it was delivered to Ravenglass by traction engine.

River Mite attracted a great deal of publicity when new, her distinctive Indian Red Livery from the old Furness Railway sets her apart from similiar River Esk features. You will still spot her travelling up and down the line today as she is one of our regular steam engines in service! 

Visit our website to find out about all of the engines at the Railway

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