Activities and Resources

Welcome to an exciting page of games, activities and learning which will keep the kids entertained on your train journey or at home!

These links offer essential learning about rail safety, the environment, fun stories, games, puzzles, drawing and more.

Don’t forget to have pencils, crayons and your thinking cap with you – have fun!

Section 1

A simple click on the purple link will take you directly to each activity.

Environment

Caring for our Environment game

Caring for our environment is really important. This interactive game by Network Rail will help children to develop their problem solving skills and to learn about everyday environmental challenges on the railway.

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Elliot the Environmentalist book

This online activity book, Elliot the Environmentalist, is full of games and fun! It helps young children to learn about the different types of nature found near the railway.  Network Rail’s projects protect and look after the railway environment.

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Safety

Emily the Railway Engineer

Join Emily as she takes you through her activity book. Her exciting rail adventure will help you learn about becoming a railway engineer.

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Stay Safe with Thomas

Stay Safe with Thomas is a helpful book about railway safety put together by Network Rail and the British Transport Police. Thomas enjoys an exciting adventure around railway tracks, stations and level crossings and he learns how important it is to stay safe.

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Stay Safe with Thomas - Comprehension

Once you have read ‘Stay Safe with Thomas’ you can answer lots of questions about the book to see what you remember!

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Fun

Print off and colour your Northern train!

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Print off and find 18 Cumbrian railway stations

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Print off and find 16 Cumbrian railway stations

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Print off and find words connected with rainbows

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Welcome to Young Great Westerners!

A journey of discovery and learning. Go on rail-inspired storytelling adventures or run the Great Western Railway in a STEM-based digital game.

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Section 2

Further educational resources for teachers and parents. More complex links which take you to a variety of rail based information and further learning.

Learning

Curricular teaching activities

Interactive learning activities that match different curriculum areas and deliver Ofsted requirements of PSHE teaching. Includes History, Rail Safety, Maths and Drawing.

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More fun and learning

Community Rail Lancashire and Northern have pulled together lots of downloadable activities for children to learn about safety, history, careers and games.

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You vs. Train

See the hidden hazards of the railway track with very strong messages on safety and the dangers of trespass. Real life stories and quizzes. Suitable for children aged over 11 years old.

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Thanks to Northern, Network Rail, Great Western Railway and Community Rail Lancashire