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image for Children's Activity Event item typeFather's Day Steam Up at East Anglian Railway Museum

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Railway Event, Sun 17 Jun 2018, £5-£10

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Father's Day Steam Up

Father's Day Steam Up

Contact

East Anglian Railway Museum

01206 242524

Address

Chappel Station,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO6 2DS

Details

It’s all about DAD at the railway museum today so bring him along to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this special steam day.
There’ll be steam train rides all day long and the kids will love the new train-themed play area. There’s plenty of room to run around and you can explore the vintage carriages and have a go at operating the Signal Box.

The Restoration Shed will be open for a fascinating peek ‘behind the scenes’ at our locomotives under restoration. You can ride on our famous Pump Trolley, used in the record breaking attempt for BBC Children in Need last year AND we’ll be running our ‘Taster for a Tenner’ so Dad (and possibly Grandad) can have a go at driving a diesel loco for just £10!

Our miniature pub, The Viaduct Tavern (probably the smallest pub in Essex!) will be open for business serving real ale from the Colchester Brewery, wine, cider and soft drinks. We’ll fire up the BBQ and the Chappel Station Café will be serving light lunches, delicious home-made cakes and cream teas.

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
Sun 17 Jun 2018 10:00 to 16:30

Prices

Adults: £10
Children (4-15): £5
Under 4's : Free and Dad's

10% discount if purchased online

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr Railway Experience Course
Sun 6 - Mon 7 May Bank Holiday Fun Days
Sun 27 - Mon 28 May Transport Extravaganza
Sun 17 Jun Father's Day Steam Up
Sun 8 Jul Summer Steam Gala
Sat 21 Jul Kids Run The Railway!

Location

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