Bridlington’s land train to be re-launched

Land train
Land train

Bridlington’s land train’s new colour scheme will be revealed on the weekend of April 13 and 14 and to celebrate the unveiling the Foreshores team have planned a weekend of fun and games.

The new colours will be unveiled at the station on Limekiln Lane at 10am on Saturday April 13 by the chairman of East Riding Council Councillor Chad Chadwick and his wife Margaret.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said: “The Land Trains attract a lot of people to the area and provide a fun way to travel between Bridlington and Sewerby.

“As well as looking more appealing, they make a great first impression to new visitors to the area.”

All the north side Land Train platforms will be decorated with red, white and blue ribbons and balloons and anyone taking a ride on the trains during the weekend will be able to enter a ‘name the train’ competition and could win a family day pass to Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

On both days at 10.30am, the trains will begin transporting visitors between Leisure World, Limekiln Lane and Sewerby Hall and Gardens and there will be various free events taking place at each of the three stations.

The events will include balloon modelling, face painting, glitter tattooing and sports activities provided by the Foreshores team.

Visitors can also enter another competition and try their luck at various sporting events scheduled on Saturday. These will include a penalty shoot out, skipping contest, disc golf and cricket throw down.

The person with the highest collective score across the four events wins a family day pass to Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

On Sunday, in place of the sports activities, there will be a circus workshop provided by Circus Whiz.

Two for one entry into Sewerby Hall and Gardens is offered exclusively for all Land Train ticket holders, valid until April 30.