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Easter Bunny To Visit Downpatrick Railway
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THERE will be ‘eggs-travagant’ fun at the Downpatrick and County Down Railway with eggs galore on this year’s “Easter Eggspress” which runs over the Easter weekend.
The bunnies are already hopping the rails at the local heritage railway, and the “Easter-Eggspress” is a unique surprise and special treat for kids and a great way to say “Happy Easter!” for all the family.
George Legge from the Downpatrick and County Down railway greets the Easter Bunny  who want to met lots of boys and girls.

George Legge from the Downpatrick and County Down Railway greets the Easter Bunny.

The train will be used for excursions from the town centre from 2pm till 5pm on Saturday 30th March, Easter Sunday (31 March) and Easter Monday (1 April).

Railway Chairman John Wilson said children passengers will receive a special treat from a special guest who’s bounced into the station for the Easter  weekend. He added: “You’ll be greeted by the Easter Bunny who’ll be hopping with joy to give them their Easter Eggs.”

“If you bring your camera you just might get a photograph of  this elusive bunny with your child!

“And as well as fun for the children, mums and dads also get the chance to experience rail travel at its most traditional.”

Refreshments will be served all day onboard a buffet carriage at Inch Abbey station, car parking is free at both Downpatrick and Inch Abbey and you can board at either station.

Tickets cost £5.50 adults, £5.50 children (including egg), £4 children aged below three years old (including egg), and £4.50 senior citizens.

There’s no need to book and for further information on events – or if you are thinking about joining as a volunteer contact the Downpatrick Tourist Information Centre on 028 4461 2233 log on to the railway’s website at or find them on facebook at or follow on twitter @downrail .