Hop Aboard the Easter Eggspress At Downpatrick Railway Station
There’ll be ‘eggs-travagant’ fun at the Downpatrick and County Down Railway with eggs galore on this year’s ‘Easter Eggspress’, running over the Easter weekend.
The bunnies are already hopping the rails at the local heritage railway, and the ‘Easter-Eggspress’ is a unique and special treat for kids and a great way to say “Happy Easter!” for all the family.The train will be used for excursions from the town centre from 2pm till 5pm on Saturday 19 April, Easter Sunday (20 April) and Easter Monday (21 April).
Railway Chairman John Wilson, said: “Young passengers receive a special treat from a special guest who has bounced into the station for this weekend. Children will be greeted by the Easter Bunny who’ll be hopping with joy to give them their Easter Eggs. And if you bring your camera you might get your child to catch a photograph of this elusive bunny!
“Warm teas and coffees, as well as lots of buns, at highly competitive rates, will be served all day onboard a buffet carriage parked at Inch Abbey station; if travelling in to the town from Inch Abbey the return journey can be made on any of the services. A trip to the station museum and the new “Carriage Gallery” visitor centre brings the golden age of the railway vividly to life and looks at the impact that the railways had on people’s lives, through artefacts from the smallest such as a ticket in the upstairs exhibition, or the largest such as lovingly restored railway carriages in the Carriage Gallery and the stark contrast of the wrecks these vehicles once were when rescued.”