Visiting STEAM in Swindon – five years on

Visiting STEAM in Swindon

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… Continue reading »

Meeting Thomas and Father Christmas #CountryKids

Meeting Thomas and Father Christmas

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,… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »