The Garden Isle by Train

A ‘seaside holidays’ workshop, exploring why the Isle of Wight was and still is a tourist destination. Pupils will buy their train tickets to the Island’s seaside stations using real old pennies. As Train Guards, they will organise Passenger Luggage in advance to ensure carriages are ready for the tourists.

About the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

A living, breathing, working museum with beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages, often hauled by 19th century locomotives, that take visitors on a leisurely 10 mile journey through the Island’s unspoilt countryside. There is  also an education space, children’s play area, woodland walk and ‘Train Story’, an interactive discovery centre where you can experience the sights, sounds and atmosphere of over 150 years of railway history.

Key information

Level: Key stage 1

Duration: 1hr

Pupil numbers: 15 (min) – 32 (max)

Cost: £2.50/pupil (Please note, from 2024 workshops will cost £80 per class (max. 32 pupils))

Add a guided tour of Havenstreet Station and 1 hour train ride (2 hours total) for £7.50/pupil

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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Key stage

Key stage 1

Activity Type

Facilitator Led