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Summer Holiday Fun

When: Saturday 23 July 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday 04 September 2016 05:00 PM

STEAM Summer Holiday Activities

We're just bursting with fun activities and adventures this summer holiday...
 
Follow our fun family trails, take part in a special activity day or create your own unique journey through STEAM's story-telling displays.
 
You can 'drive' the train simulator, climb aboard, walk underneath 80 tonnes of metal, even 'change the signals' in our authentic GWR Signal Box. 
 
See our amazing Kids for a Quid voucher offer below:

Kids for a Quid - Summer Holiday Offer 
 
Children aged 3-15 years get to visit STEAM for just £1 per child when accompanied by a full paying adult.
 
To get the special price, you just need to print off this page or click here to download voucher.
Please complete your details on your voucher before handing it to the STEAM ticket desk. 
 
The voucher can be used any day of the week and is valid 23 July - 4 September 2016. Please note the terms and conditions for this offer*.
 
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Special Summer Holiday Activities
 
Bleeps and Buzzers
Saturday 23 July and Thursday 25 August
11am - 3pm (drop-in activity)
Investigate how a telegraph works and join our drop-in day to build a circuit and communicate in morse code!
Free with admission.
 
Swindon: Then & Now Children's Photo Collage
Thursdays 28 July and 11 August
11am - 3pm (drop-in activity)
Join us to create a photo montage of images of 'Swindon: Then & Now', taking inspiration from our special Swindon175 exhibition (located in our special exhibition area above the Station Platform).
Free with admission.
 
Times They Are A Changin’
Thursdays 4 and 18 August
11am - 3pm (drop-in activity)
Chart the changes in timekeeping with our fun clock experiments!
Free with admission.
 
'The Railway Children' Activity Afternoon
 Saturday 20th August
12pm-5pm (drop-in activity)
Join in our family fun activities, themed to support the evening theatre performance of The Railway Children.
Free with admission.
 
Meet the Railway Workers
Saturdays 23 July; 6 and 20 August; 3 September
Step into the fascinating world of steam and climb aboard the magnificent Caerphilly Castle as you meet our friendly STEAM volunteers. They will show you how these great machines worked and bring the story of steam to life. Get your special GWR Certificate when you successfully change the points in our GWR Signal Box! This unique experience is free with admission. 
 
Track It Down Trail (Under 5 yrs)
Available every day, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
This fun trail encourages children to get involved with STEAM’s interactive displays and hand-on exhibits. Have fun on your adventure as you hunt for objects, shapes and colours!
Free with admission.

Work It Out! Trail (5-9 years) 
Available every day, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Take up the challenge and work out the answers to some intriguing GWR questions as you follow this trail. It all adds to the fun as you explore magnificent engines and hands-on displays.
Free with admission.
 
* Kids for a Quid Voucher Terms and Conditions:
  This offer is valid between 23 July and 4 September 2016.
  Up to four children visit for £1.00 each when accompanied by a full paying adult. 

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