Sunday, 16 February 2014

Train for the tracks! At the National Railway Museum!

Being the mother of two small boys I am no stranger to a train track. Many a Sunday has been spent looking for an elusive Thomas related engine, or watching "Misty Island Rescue". But nothing beats seeing a real life steam engine in person - which is why we love the National Railway Museum in York!

We were lucky enough to be invited along to the NRM yesterday for their half term event "Train for the Tracks" - we had a great time exploring lots of different railway jobs, but first we tried an authentic railway man's lunch...

 Black pudding pastries and sausage rolls with a twist went down a treat, as did some fun train playing in the Duchess Suite.


After a little rest, we went to have a look at the rest of the events. Firstly we had a look at the amazing engines, this mainly involved running round after our two year old. Weep.



We found the British Transport Police stand and practised dressing up which the boys loved..
We then tried doing our own finger prints - son 1 did these in different colours which looked lovely.


We dressed up as station guards and had great fun waving flags then had a play with a huge Chuggington play area where we made ramps and had races.

Aside from what we did, there was also the opportunity to climb aboard steam engines, build bridges, and lots more! Children were loving it and we enjoyed seeing our children happy and enthusiastic - well worth a visit! 
Free entry, 15 - 23 Feb 2014, nrm.org.uk/half-term
All thoughts are my own though we were given lunch and free parking.

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