Family fun

Get into the mind of a trainspotter with our terrific trainspotting trail, guaranteed to entertain the whole family. We also have some great half-term activities on a spotting theme.


Are you a Super Spotter?

Trainspotters had all sorts of adventures with their friends. They travelled to new and exciting places all over Britain to see different locomotives. Every trainspotter carried a notebook. They always wrote down locomotive numbers so they could remember what they had seen.

Have a go at trainspotting with one of our trails and see what you discover.

Every Super Spotter gets a Super Spotter badge. Complete one of the trails and collect your badge from the information points in Great Hall and Station Hall.

Half-term activities

During the school holidays experience first-hand the mischief, drama and anticipation of travelling the tracks and sneaking around stations with our half-term family activities:

* There is a small charge for our Trainspotting Trail.

Background: Notebook 1967, Trevor Ermel