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Children's Activity Event, from 19 Feb 2020

Half-Term Diesel Days

Half-Term Diesel Days

Details

Get yourselves down to the museum on the Wednesday in half-term for unlimited rides on one of our classic diesel trains….
Explore the vintage carriages and enormous Goods Shed and check out some grand old locomotives under restoration in the shed.

The fabulous children’s entertainer, Steff and Nonsense will be performing her show for the kids on the Wednesday of the FEBRUARY half-term and we have the hilarious Magic Olly here on the Wednesday of the MAY half-term. These shows are popular so make sure you book early and get your 10% online discount.

You can operate the signal box, climb into the red double-decker bus and there’s a great, train-themed play ground right next to the field so bring a picnic or treat yourselves to lunch or tea and delicious home-made cakes in our vintage railway carriage cafe.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Although the museum is virtually fully accessible, due to us being at a functioning railway station, visitors using wheel chairs will need the assistance of a carer to navigate the separate accessible entrance and security gate on the opposite side of the rail track.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 27 May 2020
Wed 28 Oct 2020

Prices

MUSEUM ADMISSION:
Adults: £10.00

Children: £5.00

Also at this Venue

Also see

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 28 - Sat 29 Feb The Chappel Winter Beer Festival
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Mar Spring Steam Gala
Sun 22 Mar Mother's Day Special
Fri 10 - Mon 13 Apr Days Out With Thomas
Fri 8 - Sun 10 May Summer Steam at the East Anglian Railway Museum
Sat 16 May Kids Run The Railway

Contact

East Anglian Railway Museum

Address

Chappel Station,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO6 2DS

Directions

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Map reference: TL 896287  Lat: 51.92451 Long: 0.75596

By Road:
Near the impressive Chappel Viaduct. About 15 minutes from Colchester, Halstead and Sudbury, about 30 minutes from Chelmsford, about 40 minutes from Ipswich.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chappel station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Although the museum is virtually fully accessible, due to us being at a functioning railway station, visitors using wheel chairs will need the assistance of a carer to navigate the separate accessible entrance and security gate on the opposite side of the rail track.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair