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Go Wild at Winchcombe - Free Childrens Craft Activities

Date:

August 10, 2024

to

August 26, 2024

Time:

9:00 am

to

5:00 pm

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Prepare for an enchanting journey through time and imagination at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. As you embark on a scenic voyage, make sure your little ones are all aboard the excitement with our Free Children's Craft Activities at Wild at Winchcombe! This is delivered in conjunction with Larkswold.

Unleash Creativity: Let your children's creativity run wild with our engaging craft activities. From colourful paper crafts to hands-on DIY projects, there's something to spark every young artist's imagination. Watch their eyes light up as they bring their creations to life, all while surrounded by the charm of the countryside and the rhythm of the steam engine.

Educational Adventures: At Wild at Winchcombe, we believe in learning through nature and play. Our craft activities are designed to be both fun and educational, offering children the chance to explore their artistic talents while discovering the rich history of steam trains and the heritage of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.

What to Expect:

• Free Crafting Fun: All craft activities are complimentary for young passengers, with a valid train ticket - making it an affordable day out for families. Suitable for ages 2-10 years.

• Variety of Crafts: Crafts will vary by day, but include face masks, dream catchers, stone painting and natural weaving. Don’t forget the treasure hunt and playground on platform 2.

• Supervised Sessions: Our friendly staff are on hand to assist children and ensure a safe, enjoyable crafting experience.

• Take-Home Memories: Children get to take their creations home as souvenirs, reminding them of the fantastic time they had aboard the steam train.

Join the Adventure: Bring your little ones to Wild at Winchcombe and watch their creativity soar as they engage in delightful craft activities, all while surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the Gloucestershire countryside. Let their imaginations roam free and make memories that will last a lifetime.

To help you plan your journey - you can spend as short or as long a time as you wish with us. Typically, our visitors stay for about an hour.

Don’t forget to visit the Coffee Pot café for an ice cream too.

Prices

Adult

£26.00

Child

£10.00

Family

£65.00

Dog

£4.00

Prices

Adult

£26.00

Child

£10.00

Dog

£4.00

Family

£65.00

2 Adults and up to 3 Children

Extended Family

£100.00

4 Adults and up to 3 Children

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Contact Information


01242 621405

Trains Running

21 "Mavis"

Diesel Locomotive

No 21 "Mavis" has been stored at Toddington for some while, awaiting refurbishment. It is privately owned.

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TSO 4763

Preserved in 1987 by the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway, moved to the GWSR by March 2004.

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BSK 34929

Preserved 1982 By Stratford area group of GWSR.

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FO 3132 (Mary)

Named 'Mary' in honour of a long-serving volunteer on the railway.

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DMBS

DMU / Railcar

Cars W51360 and W51372 are owned by Cotswold Diesel Railcar Limited . W51360 is currently the 'spare' for our 117 set and W51372 is awaiting restoration.

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Class 122

DMU / Railcar

W55003 is a Class 122 'Bubblecar' owned by Cotswold Diesel Railcar Limited and is currently undergoing refurbishment plus the creation of wheelchair-friendly accommodation at Toddington.

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Class 117

DMU / Railcar

Normally comprising cars W51405 (DMS), W59510 (TCL), W51363 (DMBS), this Class 117 unit was purchased in 2011 by Cotswold Diesel Railcar Limited and is now running regular services from Toddington.

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John

Steam Locomotive

'John' has been on the Railway for over 30 years. The loco is presently undergoing restoration including the construction of a virtually new boiler.

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20228

Diesel Locomotive

20228 (D8128) - Class 20 Diesel Electric Locomotive. 20228 is privately owned and is now a permanent resident on the GWR. 20228 moved to the GWR in 2020 and should become serviceable during the 2022 season.

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Des 372

Diesel Locomotive

372 arrived at Toddington in October 1999 and since then has been used extensively as yard shunter.

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D2280

Diesel Locomotive

D2280 arrived on the GWSR in 2018 and is now part of the shunting fleet at Toddington. It is privately owned . There is a Bachman model of this locomotive available in BR green.

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11230

Diesel Locomotive

11230 arrived on the GWSR in 2003 and is now working at Toddington with its restoration almost complete.

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D2182

Diesel Locomotive

D2182 is usually to be seen shunting at the carriage works at Winchcombe

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47376

Diesel Locomotive

47376 is owned by The Brush Type 4 Fund and is a permanent resident on the GWR. The Brush Type 4 Fund was formed in 1992 and, in November 2002, bought No 47376. The loco was transported to the GWR in 2003 after receiving a replacement engine at Ashchurch from sister loco No 47295.

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47105

Diesel Locomotive

The Brush Type 4 Fund was formed in 1992 with the aim of preserving a Series Parallel Class 47, after 2 years of fund raising 47105 was bought from Crewe in January 1994.

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45149

Diesel Locomotive

A class 45/1 Diesel Electric Locomotive. This locomotive is owned by The Cotswold Mainline Diesel Group and is a permanent resident on the GWR. It first ran in preservation during the 2013 Heritage Diesel Weekend.

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37215

Diesel Locomotive

A class 37/0 Diesel Electric Locomotive, is owned by The Growler Group and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 37215 was preserved in 1994 and was returned to working order in 1998.

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D6948

Diesel Locomotive

A class 37/0 Diesel Electric Locomotive, is owned by four individuals who are both Growler Group members and active working members of the GWR diesel department and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 37248 came to Toddington in 2010 and has undergone an extensive refurbishment including the provision of steam heating and a return to BR green.

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D5343

Diesel Locomotive

A class 26 Diesel Electric Locomotive. This locomotive is owned by The Cotswold Mainline Diesel Group and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 26043 ran for the first time in preservation during the 2013 Heritage Diesel Weekend.

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5081

Diesel Locomotive

A privately owned and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 24081 was preserved in 1981 and has remained operational throughout its life in preservation. Its bogie refurbishment is now complete and the loco is fit for service.

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20137

Diesel Locomotive

A class 20 Diesel Electric Locomotive. 20137 is privately owned and is a permanent resident on the GWR. 20137 was purchased from British Rail at Wigan in 1994 and moved to the GWR. 20137 was returned to working order in 1995.

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76077

Steam Locomotive

A BR Standard Class 4 mixed traffic locomotive, built 1956. Restoration started.

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3850

Steam Locomotive

A '2884' class heavy freight locomotive, built 1942. Owned by Dinmore Manor Locomotive Limited, it is at Toddington for its 10-year overhaul.

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2874

Steam Locomotive

A '28xx' class heavy freight locomotive, built 1918. This locomotive is owned by The 2874 Trust Limited and it is slowly being restored from 'Barry Scrapyard' condition.

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2807

Steam Locomotive

A '28xx' class heavy freight locomotive, built in 1905. This locomotive is owned by Cotswold Steam Preservation Limited and, after a 29 year restoration, is one of the GWR's resident locomotives.

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Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co.

Steam Locomotive

35006 Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co. is a Southern Railway rebuilt Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 steam locomotive. It was built at Eastleigh locomotive works in December 1941 and given the Southern Railway number 21C6.

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Foremarke Hall

Steam Locomotive

Although every inch a Great Western Railway thoroughbred, No. 7903 Foremarke Hall was one of the 79XX series, in the last batch of the Modified Hall class built at Swindon in 1949 under BR auspices.

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Dinmore Manor

Steam Locomotive

7820 Dinmore Manor is a British Railways locomotive, part of the Manor Class. It is one of nine locomotives preserved from the class, which originally numbered 30.

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