Bucket and Spade trains go down a treat in Essex

Greater Anglia has announced that hundreds of families in Essex enjoyed Bucket & Spade trains thanks to the train operator and the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership.

More than 400 people enjoyed the three special trains which ran between Colchester and Walton on the Naze in August 2018.

The train cost just £5 for Adults and £3 for children, tickets included a free bucket and spade for every child and fun and games during the journey.

On the 30th August 2018, day trippers were met by stilt walkers upon arrived in Walton on the Naze who lead the way to the market square.

Terri Ryland, Community Rail Partnership Officer for Essex County Council said:

“The Bucket & Spade trains were a huge success this year and meant that so many local families could enjoy a memorable day out on our wonderful coast without breaking the bank. Bucket and Spade trains go down a treat in Essex


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