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Animal Event, Tue 17 - Thu 19 Aug 2021

Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway


Loughborough Central Station,
Great Central Road,
LE11 1RW


In mid August we will turn the Great Central Railway into an animal lover’s haven. We will be welcoming back our favourite cute cuddlies, reptiles, and creepy crawlies, Elvis, Tula, Petal and Tiny Tim as well as a couple of newbies Geoff, Azuri, Rosy, Speedy, Flick, Bertha and come along and hang out with the gang.

Bring your cameras with you as there will be lots of photo opportunities.

- Meet the Beasts - in the end waiting room - Don't be scared
- Photo opportunities - don’t forget to bring your camera!
- Onslaught - our Mascot will be on the platform, make sure you bring her a treat

- Marquee - to meet and hold the animals, remember to have your camera ready
- 'Ye Olde Tin Shed Tuck Shop' - don't forget your pocket money
- Butler Henderson cafe - serving light bites and refreshments
- GCR's Main Car Park

- Funfair rides - pay as you go per ride
- Miniature garden railway - have fun exploring
- Ellis's tea room - serving light bites and refreshments

- Do some colouring or draw the Locomotive
- Here you can watch the locomotive run-round the train.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Disabled visitors, school parties and groups are welcome - please ring in advance. Coach parties by prior arrangement only.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 17 - Thu 19 Aug 2021


Not confirmed yet.

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 3 - Thu 5 Aug Villains and Superheroes
Tue 17 - Thu 19 Aug Animal Fun
Sun 5 Sep Quorn Swap Meet
Sun 5 Sep Swap Meet
Fri 10 - Sun 12 Sep 1940s Wartime Weekend
Thu 30 Sep - Sun 3 Oct Autumn Steam Gala


See location of Great Central Railway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 543193  Lat: 52.76884 Long: -1.19588

Located off the A6 near Loughborough. Signposted on all major routes into Loughbrough. Parking on street is available at Loughborough, there is a car park at the stations of Quorn and Rothley.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Disabled visitors, school parties and groups are welcome - please ring in advance. Coach parties by prior arrangement only.