Thousands of children enjoyed a day out at the Severn Valley Railway during the holidays as families took advantage of an action-packed programme of summer activities.
The railway’s Steam and Whistle Activity Club has been running at The Engine House in Highley for the past three weeks, with activities including Teddy and Pyjama Week, Arts and Crafts Week, Pirate Time, and most recently Dig and Discover.
The popular club has welcomed up to 300 children daily as families look for a fun day out.
The first two weeks of August saw a 10 per cent rise in the number of general passengers on the railway compared to last year, while July also saw an increase in visitor numbers as the railway welcomed 25,249 passengers compared to 21,046 during the same month last year.
Clare Gibbard, SVR’s marketing and communications manager, said: “Our Steam and Whistle Activity Club has proved incredibly popular with families this summer.
“It’s been great to see so many people taking advantage of the great activities on offer and enjoying a quality family day out on the railway.”
The railway is open daily in September, running an intensive steam train service, allowing visitors to hop on and off at six unique stations along the line.
For more information and to book tickets, visit the Special Event page at www.svr.co.uk or call 01299 403816.
For more details about other local events and attractions go to www.blackcountrybugle/Whats-On