1st June 2018
Published by: Emma Jenkins
It’s all change at Audley End Miniature Railway with a new initiative to say thank you to all those who work in the forces, services, teaching or the NHS.
“2017 was our most successful year and we welcomed more guests than ever before” Said Amanda Murray of Audley End Miniature Railway.
“When my father opened the Miniature Railway to the public back in 1964 he loved the idea that people would come in and share his passion for the trains and enjoy the 1.5 mile ride around the beautiful Capability Brown designed gardens. He was in the Army himself and saw active service in Malaya. He used to tell me stories about his time during the war and how he always felt that anyone who served their country, should be recognised for their service.
So, after my father sadly passed away last year, we want to honour his memory and say thank you to those people who serve their country. It’s why we are now launching our services weekends where we are offering exclusive discounts to those who work in the Forces and the Police and Fire services as well as those who work in the NHS and teaching professions”
Bob Ottaway, Audley End Miniature Railway General Manager explains how the programme works.
“We have three weekends in June planned for those who serve and the dates are as follows:
9th & 10th June Forces, Fire and Police Services
23rd & 24th June Teaching and Education staff
30th June & 1st July NHS Staff
We’re offering a 25% discount for the whole family (maximum of 6 people, additional guests will pay full price) who come together as long as one of them can show the relevant ID to show they work in one of the services above. Even with a big or small family, the discount still applies.
“I love the idea that we can give a little back to our community and those who serve their country in different ways. We’re sure they will be great fun weekends and the whole team will be here to welcome you for your day of family fun and adventure”
There’s no need to book tickets in advance, just turn up on the day, show your relevant ID, the discount will be added and you’re in