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Punch and Judy's railway adventure

Take a trip to the seaside with two very special guests in this interactive storytelling session. Explore the sounds of the tracks and experience the fun of travelling on a train.

Term time, Mondays to Fridays
10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30 & 16.30
25 minutes
Key Stage 1
Station Hall

Fancy taking a special train journey to the seaside? With Punch & Judy as fellow passengers? Then come along and help make the sounds of a thrilling railway journey.

Curriculum Links


Spoken Language

  • Listen & respond appropriately to adults and their peers.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.


  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.


Animals, including humans

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Feedback from parents and teachers

"When we returned from the museum the children were asked about their favourite part of the day, the vast majority chose the puppet show because 'it was really cool and really funny'."
"The projection which made the carriage seem like it was moving added further engagement of the children."
"The puppet show provided an excellent way of engaging the children's imagination and mixing learning with great fun!"
"The mere fact that it demanded audience participation meant that all children had an opportunity to contribute, thus making it special to each one."
"The young man in charge engaged their minds and had the makings of a 'Blue Peter' presenter in his delivery."
"I was amazed to hear that the presenter was NOT a trained teacher, but that you at the Museum train up your own staff."
"Staff and children came back buzzing."

Feedback from children

"I liked the show so so so much."
"My favorat was Punch and Judy because they were so fun."
"The Punch and Judy show was brileeant!"
"The crocodile was very funny!"

To make a booking please complete our online booking form or phone us on 01904 686230.

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