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Let off steam at these great new kids’ activity days!  Under supervision from our friendly volunteers, have a go at operating the crossing gates, be a train guard for a day or learn how the signals work in the signal box.  You can ride on our vintage diesel train as well.

We are in a working railway yard so all kids must be accompanied by one adult who will be admitted FREE.  Any additional adults should pay normal admission.  Please make sure the kids wear old clothes (they WILL get dirty!) and sturdy shoes.  Places are strictly limited so everyone gets a go at everything – pre-booking is essential.

We suggest this activity is appropriate for kids aged 6-16 yrs.



11th May (Sorry, sold out!)

17th Aug (Sorry, sold out!)

2nd Nov


Session 1 – 10:00 – 12:00

Session 2 – 13:00 – 15:00


Kids: £12.00

Adults: £7.00

NB: children must be accompanied by one supervising adult who will be admitted FREE.  Additional adults should pay normal admission.

Why not make a day of it?  Your admission allows access to the museum for the whole day!  Bring a picnic or treat yourselves to lunch or a cream tea in our vintage dining car cafe.  Explore the restoration shed where you can see grand old locomotives being restored.  There’s loads of outside space at the museum so enjoy the great train-themed play area or bring a cricket set or outdoor games to play on the field.