Make and Take Thursdays

Crafts and heritage train rides

Make and take


Thursday 5 April

Thursday 12 April

Visitor information


11am - 3pm

Free entry, drop in

Small charge for
heritage train rides at:

12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Please note that heritage train rides on Thursdays are subject to volunteer crew availability.

The Waggonway Tea Room will be open for Easter-themed treats.


Make Thursday a Stephenson day. Bring your youngsters down to the museum on Thursday during the Easter holidays where they can explore our wonderful collection of vintage trains. We also have loads of craft activities for them to try their hand at and let their imagination run riot. 

Make a train mobile -
Thursday 5 April

Using natural materials have a go at making a mobile inspired by our wonderful engines.

Animal merry-go-rounds -
Thursday 12 April

Steam not only powered engines but fairground rides too! Design and make your own wind powered miniature animal ride and watch it spin as you blow.  

Suitable for 3-7 year olds.