A TOUCH of Harry Potter magic is being brought to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway with the last story train of the summer.

Next Friday, Hogwart’s headmaster Albus Dumbledore will be hosting the last of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway story trains when passengers step aboard.

Dumbledore will be joined by prefects and students from Hogwarts for the story train, which gives families an extra-entertaining trip through the North York Moors National Park, with fun and games along the way.

The train departs Pickering at 10am and starts its return journey at 12.50pm, with a stop at Levisham for some trackside fun and maybe a little magic, before returning to Pickering’s platform 1 ¾ at around 2.40pm.

Danielle Ramsey, marketing manager for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: “This is our last Story Train of the summer, so we wanted to make sure we go out on a real high – and you can’t get higher than Hogwarts’ most famous headmaster.

“We’ll be giving prizes for the best costume, too, so passengers are welcome to turn up as any character from the Harry Potter stories, from the young wizard himself to a chocolate frog!”

Tickets for the Story Trains are £20.50 for adults, £17.50 for seniors or £10.50 for children. A family ticket – covering two adults and up to four children – is just £45.00. Pre-booking is strongly recommended, as places are limited.

For more information, or to book tickets, please visit www.nymr.co.uk