A schedule of planned Easter events has been planned at a popular tourist attraction that is set to attract families.

The Wensleydale Railway is attempting to get people to visit it over the Easter Holidays for plenty of fun, free arts & crafts activities that will keep the children entertained.

Get creative with the railway on Wednesday, March 27 and Wednesday, April 3 for tons of Easter fun at their Arts and Crafts drop-in sessions at Scruton Station.

There will be Easter egg decoration, peg doll making, chick-in-eggs decorative jars and more.

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And across the Easter weekend, help the railway track down their missing Easter bunnies along the railway line, with their Find the Bunnies Rail Trail. Pick up a Trail booklet at any of the stations below and track down the bunnies to win a chocolatey reward.

The Wensleydale Railway is a volunteer-led heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way.

The Railway is 22 miles long and is one of the longest heritage lines in the UK.

The Northern Echo: The Easter events will take place The Easter events will take place (Image: WENSLEYDALE RAILWAY)

It currently operates heritage diesel train services between Scruton (near Northallerton) and Leyburn on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

It has award-winning, restored historic stations where visitors can learn more about 1900s railway life whilst enjoying free guided tours with costumed living history interpreters.

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It is currently working to restore passenger services from Leyburn to Redmire.

Arts and Crafts: Scruton Station - Wednesday, March 27 and Wednesday, April 3, 11am until 3pm.

Scruton Train Tickets: https://wensleydale-railway.co.uk/blue-timetable/ Children travel for only £1 on all regular, scheduled train services.

Find the Bunnies Rail Trail: Leyburn, Bedale, Leeming Bar & Scruton Stations - 27th, 29th, 30th & 31st March, 1st & 3rd April (Scruton only available 27th March & 3 April).

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Timetable and all Train Tickets: https://wensleydale-railway.co.uk/running-days/

Nick Keegan, fundraising and marketing manager at Wensleydale Railway, said: “As a small, local community business, we love welcoming families to our historical stations and having the opportunity to showcase our rich heritage to the younger generation.

"Our free, family-focused Easter activities are sure to entertain the children, and with our kids-for-a-quid train travel offer, a visit to us is great value.

"We also offer residents a 25 per cent travel discount. Why not combine these 2 offers and enjoy an amazing day out on our volunteer-led heritage railway!”