Family activities

Our award-winning Museum – based in one of the world's oldest railway towns – has something for everyone.

What's on at NRM ShildonLocomotion

Always a great day out

Learn more about our railway heritage through fun interactive displays – plus more than 70 heritage rail vehicles on show.

Tots and Trains

October half term at Locomotion Shildon

Tots and Trains

Self-led plays sessions for pre-school children and their parents/guardians.

Make the most of Co Durham

No matter what time of year you visit County Durham, you'll always find a wide selection of events to entertain you.

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Outdoor play area

Your young ones will love letting off steam in our railway-themed outdoor play area.

Children’s Birthday Parties

Hop on board and celebrate your birthday with a super party package at Locomotion.

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