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Something For The Weekend – Special

A Something for the Weekend special edition that looks at the various activities that can be done at home as the UK Covid-19 lock down continues.


Community Rail Lancashire along with a number of other CRPs and train operating companies have pulled together activities that can be done at home during these difficult times. Not all the activities are rail related and some are for children and some for adults.

Click the highlighted links below:

Activities at Home – the repository of CRL’s educational activities to try at home.

Be A Gem – a CRL project that uses a downloadable template that can be used to create art work that may eventually get displayed at a station across the Lancashire area.

STEM Activities – some fun science activities that you can TRY AT HOME!

From a Railway Carriage – an introduction to poetry for children (downloads a Microsoft Word document).

Rainbow & Train Drawing – for younger children, a Northern PDF to download, print and colour in and send back to for sharing via their social media channels.

Stay Safe With Thomas – a Network Rail safety story – read the book then answer the comprehension questions here: Comprehension Test

Network Rail Activities – a host of safety based activities for children of all ages.

Young Great Westerners Activities – activities aimed at young children by our friends at Great Western Railway.

My Cheshire Poster Awards 2020 – a poster competition for those in the Cheshire area and along the Moid Cheshire Line.

ScotRail Activities – children’s entertainment from our friends north of the border.

Kids in the Kitchen –  a YouTube project with Preston’s The Larder (Lancashire and Region Dietary Education Resource) to get children learning about cooking with downloadable easy to follow recipes.

Bluebell Railway Activities for Children – Britain’s first preserved railway has a number activities aimed at children that can be done at home.

There will be plenty more of this sort of activity out there – just let us know and CRL will add it to their pages on