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The Wizarding Express

Calling all witches and wizards, hop on-board and enjoy a trip down the Poacher Line for some Halloween half term fun.


  • Activity packs for the children
  • Games to play on-board
  • Cinema showing of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone at Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston
  • Fancy dress a must!

No need to book in advance just alight at any of the stops listed below and pay on the train. Normal train fares apply with GroupSave tickets available.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone we’ll be alighting at Boston to watch a special screening of the film at the Blackfriars Arts Centre tickets cost £5 per person and can be bought on the train or at the Cinema on the day. Seating on a first come first served basis.

Outward journey
10:45 Nottingham, 11:27 Grantham, 11:53 Sleaford, 12:00 Heckington arriving in Boston at 12:18

15:44 Boston, 16:01 Heckington, 16:10 Sleaford, 16:45 Grantham arriving in Nottingham 17:20

GroupSave tickets

GroupSave tickets as promoted on East Midlands Trains Website:

“If you’re travelling in a group of 3 - 9 adults, you could save 34% off adult fares with GroupSave, plus up to four children can also travel for just £1. Available as a standard discount, simply purchase your tickets from any Ticket Office and save! GroupSave is available on selected routes and is valid for travel after 0900 on weekdays or anytime at weekends and bank holidays.”

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