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Little Play Station

Our Little Play Station is a new and exciting space for children under 5 and their families to discover the world of railways and our collection by learning through play.

All year round
Family activities

Join in with your children whilst taking in the sights of our magnificent locomotives. Younger visitors can explore, build, move, pretend and play with lots of interactive activities including building their own mini Stephenson's Rocket, selling tickets in our little Railway Station and playing with huge toy railways.

  • Explore is especially for our very youngest visitors; 0-2 years old. It contains a soft pod where little ones can look, touch, move, push, pull, turn, and explore with toys and an interactive wall panel in the shape of a train.
  • In the Build zone children can dress up in hard hats and hi-visibility jackets and build their own version of Stephenson's Rocket.
  • Children can play with and create their own wooden railway layouts in the Move area. This includes a new low table layout and a wall-mounted track.
  • Children can Pretend to be drivers or passengers in our final zone; our very own Railway Station for children to dress up, sell tickets, make announcements and imagine journeys.

See also

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster