Children's Activities

Children can become little engineers as they take control of model trains.

Are you looking for a family day out that really does have something for all ages? Well if Nan, Grandad, Mum or Dad enjoying the model railways and flight simulators, then we have some plenty of hands on activities for children, from tiny tots to teenagers.

The first floor is home to Little Train Driver’s World and Thomas’s Big Day Out, two model railway tracks that children are allowed to operate. In Little Train Driver’s World there are four tracks each with a different train, we vary the engines so it could be a steam loco or a diesel locomotive, or even a mail train. So don a little engineers hat, wave the flag and off you go.

Now who doesn’t want to take control of Thomas the Tank Engine and friends on Thomas’s Big Day Out model railway? A lovely layout of a two tiered railway featuring characters from the series.

Next to Thomas’s Big Day Out is an activity zone with Quickbuild kits, a colouring station and for the youngest of visitors, a build your own wooden railway. Adults are enjoying the colouring station too, so we have created some more challenging sheets for Mum and Dad to colour in!

We have a variety of Airfix Quickbuild kits for children to build, so whether it’s a Lamborghini Aventador or a Spitfire, why not challenge Dad to a race?

Still on the first floor are the flight simulators. These are suitable for children aged 8 years old and above. Children can test their skills by flying a microlight or Cessna over Birmingham or even Las Vegas, before carefully coming into land.

Plus, if children fancy a challenge they can sign up to Flight School and after successfully completing a series of five pre-set flights, they’ll be rewarded with a certificate and pilot bear. Flight School is free and open to children aged 8 years old and above. Once registered children are given a passport and given the chance to watch some pre flight film footage which gives some key information on using our flight simulators. The five flights can be completed at any time during the year, just ask a crew member to stamp your passport after each successful flight.

New for Summer 2016, and proving very popular, are Train Simulators. Get a driver's eye view from a train's cab and test your skills pulling out of a station. There are four simulators featuring different trains.

 

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Everything needed for a fun family day out is here; children will love hands on experiences like Little Train Driver's World, whilst adults will enjoy taking to the skies and the many model railway layouts.

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