If you’re in York with kids during the summer holidays, a trip to the National Railway Museum is bound to feature in your plans. With tons of rail-related things to see and do for children of all ages, and for free, it’s a great way to spend a few hours. And it’s just got better because the new and improved miniature railway ride has just opened, bigger than ever. Climb aboard with the kids and whizz past gigantic railway objects and through changing landscapes in the South Yard. It’s suitable for all ages and costs £2.50 each (£8 family ticket for up to four people).
Good news, too, that the outdoor play area has now reopened, making the National Railway Museum a brilliant destination for sunny days and rainy days alike. During the summer you can also enjoy fun activities relating to The Railway Children production (showing at the Museum until 5th September). We’re heading over tomorrow to see the show for ourselves at press night, so we’ll let you know what we think!
National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ – 10am to 6pm – Free entry