Children are entertained with railway club

SUMMER FUN: Erin Parsons, 8, and Layla Parsons, 5, were two of more than 600 children who attended the first week of Severn Valley Railway's Steam and Whistle Activity Club.

SUMMER FUN: Erin Parsons, 8, and Layla Parsons, 5, were two of more than 600 children who attended the first week of Severn Valley Railway's Steam and Whistle Activity Club.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

CHILDREN are being kept entertained during the summer holidays at Severn Valley Railway’s (SVR) Steam and Whistle Activity Club.

More than 600 children attended the first week of the club at SVR’s Engine House Visitor Centre, with even more attending the second week’s activities where they learnt about dinosaurs.

Last week, the theme of activities was centred on pirates, offering children the chance to dig for hidden treasure, join a pirate trail and create a pirate hat.

The summer activities will be rounded off this week between today and Thursday, with a dig and discover theme.

Running between 11.30am and 4pm, activities will allow children to dig for Roman artefacts, follow an archaeology trial, make a Roman shield, try on a heavy Roman helmet and compete to be named as the best-dressed Roman.

The railway will also be holding interactive exhibits and informative visuals at Peter’s Railway Young Engineers Centre at the Engine House.

The exhibition focuses on children’s books about Peter, his Grandpa and the miniature steam railway they build down on a farm, teaching children about railway engineering and how a steam locomotive works.

Activities are free with a Freedom of the Line ticket or annual family pass, althought there is an entrance fee to the Engine House.

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