Community Rail Cumbria has expanded its website by adding a new ‘Kids Page’, offering a host of interactive activities designed to keep children entertained during rail journeys.
The page features fun stories, games, and puzzles for children of all ages, plus essential learning about rail safety and understanding how the railway impacts the environment.
It also provides educational resources for teachers and parents which offer a variety of rail-based information and further learning to share.
There are wordsearches where children can find the names of Cumbrian railway stations, tips on how to stay safe with Thomas & Friends, and activity books following the adventures of Elliot the Environmentalist and Emily the Railway Engineer.
The content has been devised by Community Rail Cumbria, Northern, Network Rail, Great Western Railway and Community Rail Lancashire.
Dawn McGough, community rail manager at Community Rail Cumbria, said: “Many of the activities can be downloaded and printed at home to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, but especially on that special train day out, so don’t forget a pencil and crayons!
“We will be adding further materials to the webpage, so if you know of a great rail-based resource which young people may enjoy, please get in touch. Spread the word and enjoy your railway adventures, happily and safely!”
To view the page, visit www.communityrailcumbria.co.uk/activities/