Visiting STEAM in Swindon

Visiting STEAM in Swindon – five years on

Little did I know in 2013 that my son would still be obsessed with steam railways and locomotives all these years later.  Towards the end of last year we decided to revisit somewhere we’d first explored when my son was just over three years old.  He couldn’t really remember our first trip, so it was…Continue reading Visiting STEAM in Swindon – five years on

Meeting Thomas and Father Christmas

Meeting Thomas and Father Christmas #CountryKids

Last year we took Monkey to Didcot Railway Centre on a Days Out with Thomas event. Having his birthday so close to Christmas meant we could turn it into a birthday treat.  He loved every minute of it.  What to do for his birthday this year?  He still loves Thomas, he definitely still loves trains…Continue reading Meeting Thomas and Father Christmas #CountryKids

Fathers Day on the Watercress Line

I grew up not a million miles from Alton in Hampshire and had seen signs for the Watercress Line run by Mid Hants railways, many times over the years.  My husband had taken his Dad to one of their World War II special events a few years before he passed away, and had always wanted…Continue reading Fathers Day on the Watercress Line

Choo Choo - off to Didcot Railway Centre we go

Choo Choo – off to Didcot Railway Centre we go

It’s Bank Holiday Monday and the sun is shining!  We love Steam Trains in this house as we discussed in a previous post.  So today we decided to visit Didcot Railway Centre, being a Bank Holiday weekend it was going to be a Gala Weekend with lots of running steam trains. There is a large…Continue reading Choo Choo – off to Didcot Railway Centre we go