A magical ride to the 'real' Hogsmeade Station

Story trains on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Fridays until the end of August

In the first Harry Potter film, Goathland station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway played the role of Hogsmeade – the end of the line for the Hogwarts Express – and next Friday (8 August), families can again ride behind a steam train to this fabled village for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Hogwarts Story Train!

A Harry Potter lookalike, will be playing the cordial host on the Hogwarts story train, joined by a number of the new prefects from Hogwarts to keep order aboard the magical train, where you never quite know what is going to happen next!  The train departs Pickering at 10.00am, heading straight up to Goathland, where passengers disembark to explore the village, have a picnic and play some games.  The story train starts its return journey at 12.50pm, with a stop at Levisham for some trackside fun and maybe a little magic, before returning to Pickering’s platform 1 ¾ at around 2.40pm.

“We’re going to have a wizard time on the Hogwarts story train – and with Hogwarts' top wizard aboard, we will be well prepared in case we happen across any magical creatures along the way,” comments Danielle Ramsey, marketing manager for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.  “We’ll be giving prizes for the best costume, too, so passengers are welcome to turn up as any character from the Harry Potter stories, from the young wizard himself to a chocolate frog!”

Tickets for the Story Trains are £20.50 for adults, £17.50 for seniors or £10.50 for children.  A family ticket – covering two adults and up to four children – is just £45.00.  Pre-booking is strongly recommended, as places are limited.

Storytrains take place each Friday on board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with themes as follows:

Hogwarts – 8 and 29 August

Fairies – 15 August

Pirates – 22 August

For more information, or to book tickets, please visit www.nymr.co.uk

ENDS

Links to photographs to accompany this story can be found at the end of this email, with further images available from http://news.cision.com/north-yorkshire-moors-railway

For further media information or photographs, please contact:

Jay Commins or Samantha Orange

Pyper York Limited

Tel:         01904 500698

Email:  jay@pyperyork.co.uk

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