Festive fun on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway this Christmas!
Join Father Christmas and his elves on this festive treat.
Departs Wirksworth on
1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th DecemberBook online now at www.e-v-r.com/santa
or call 01629 823076
Wirksworth Station, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FB
There’ll be nine miles of smiles this Christmas as you step on board the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway’s Santa Experience!
There will be music, magic and mince pies at the railway this Christmas as you are welcomed in the beautifully decorated Santa’s Refreshment Area. Step on board our warm and cosy heritage train and see Santa in his on board grotto where there are presents for every child. We’ll go to the North Pole (Duffield) and back with other fun activities during the journey. Don’t forget to bring your Christmas list!
- Enjoy a welcome drink and festive snack with live music before you board
- A nine mile train journey (18 miles return) with entertainment on board the train train
- See Santa on board the train in his grotto
- Presents for every child
Tickets prices vary according to date.
Back to School Family Event – Sat 24th to Mon 26th August 2019
Great Central Railway Loughborough
Great Central Railway are launching their first Back to School event and have chosen 2 very memorable books to explore. With the help from The Hungry Caterpillar and Baby Bear sit back, relax and let them take you back to when you were a child. Our master story tellers from Absolutely Amazing Parties will be delivering reading sessions in their own inimitable style!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the best-selling book which tells the story of a ravenous caterpillar eating its way through the week was first published in June 1969 and has since been translated into 62 languages.
Whatever Next! is the second Bear family adventure following the bestselling Peace at Last. Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon! A beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of Jill Murphy’s characteristic warmth and humour.
Local author/illustrator, Rachel Greaves’ will be performing some of the stories in her series of children’s books about an Airedale Terrier called Ruffle and his adventures on a steam railway. The stories combine Rachel’s love of Airedales with the English/Drama teacher’s knowledge of the GCR. Charming illustrations bring the mischievous Ruffle’s antics to life in books that are being enjoyed by children and adults alike!
Great Central railway also have Jon returning with Tula the Barn Owl, Sidney the Corn Snake, Pepper the Netherlands Dwarf Rabbit not forgetting Bonnie and Rocky the Bearded Dragons ……… and not forgetting we also have our friendly clown on board the train to entertain you while you travel through the Leicestershire countryside.
Please visit http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/special-events/back-to-school-event/ for more information
Over the Easter holidays, one of our entertainers, Liam Edwards, was busy at Great Central Railway as their very own mascot, Onslaught the Cat at their Easter Animals Event! Liam, along with a number of our other entertainers, has previously worked at the railway as a variety of characters at their Seasonal family events, including superheroes, villains, and everything in between! This time, it was GCR’s own mascot that was making an appearance for guests. Liam was excited to return to work with the railway to help to ensure the standard of interaction with the guests and have plenty of fun whilst there too! We asked him to let us know a little more about the experience.
Why do I enjoy doing Children’s parties? By Laura-Jayne
“Find a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day.” One of my favourite quotes, and I guess a rather bold statement! No job is without its difficulties and stress from time to time, but I’m extremely fortunate to be a part of a company that allows me to work and find so much reward in doing so. For around 4 and a half years now, I have sung, danced and dressed up in some crazy costumes for countless children’s birthday celebrations. In my time doing so, I’ve learnt so many lessons about entertaining, and generally working in such a fast paced, unpredictable industry. I’m currently training in Musical Theatre, with the aim of attending Drama School in the near future, so I couldn’t really wish for a better way to build these skills around everything else I’m currently involved in.
Written by Laura Jayne
Bringing Characters to life: ‘Descendants’
Possibly one of my favourite aspects of this job is the creativity that fuels it – with each character or theme comes new games, activities, and new costumes/wigs/make-up to explore! So, when new films and television shows are released with the potential to inspire new party themes, I love getting to be a part of the process of putting it all together. (more…)
We hear from Absolutely Amazing Parties entertainer Laura about the reasons a party entertainer is a great idea.
“Early experiences for children are some of the most special memories you can create to look back on. As a young adult myself, there are so many times I sit with friends to reminisce, laugh and sometimes cringe at some of my fondest childhood stories. Now, as a performer and entertainer, I get to watch these moments come to life from a different perspective and feel a responsibility to make sure I am doing justice to what I know my princess crazy, 5-year-old self would have dreamed about.
I’m sure, by now, you’ve heard, the World’s beloved real – life Super Hero, Stan Lee has sadly passed away at the age of 95 leaving behind an incredible legacy.
Being the source of entertainment for a party is a lot of pressure. Great pressure; because I love what I do. You want to ensure every aspect of the party of what you’re in control of goes well. I had my debut unicorn party on Saturday 17th March and truthfully; I was nervous. It was something I had done before so there was an element of uncertainty but also how do you act as a Unicorn?!
We had the pleasure of going the Brain Injury team at Knights 1759 Solicitors on March 15th at the Kidz Middle Exhibition in Coventry. To see how we can support your next event with our professional Princess and Superhero impersonators please get in touch.
Descendants is about four villain kids who go to Auradon – the good side – and Ben, the son of Belle and future king, shows them the way of good and in time they become good but it’s not long until Mal can’t handle it for in Descendants two Mal goes back to the Isle of the Lost- the bad place- and Uma and Harry are now the big baddies and want to have more than Mal. if you wish to know more about Descendants, maybe watch the film so you get a better idea of the characters and the film. (more…)