Saturday, 5 September 2015

Trip to the Midland Railway Centre

For a while we have been promising to take my parents to the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Now that my dad has had his back operation and can walk reasonably well, we set off for a family day out.


Grotbags was quite amazed, she had never actually been this close to a steam engine and with grandad available to answer all her questions, she had great fun finding out about her ancestors.


There was even time to sit down and wait for another train to take us to a different part of the site.


The musuem houses a collection of locomotives, wagons and lots of various old signs.  To the rear of the museum is a workshop where engines are restored although this is not accessible.


Of course Grotbags was more than happy to explore off the beaten track and found numerous items of interest.  There is also a play area, model railway, cafe and even an old tin church, so lots to do.


We had a really lovely day and it was so much fun sharing it with my parents and of course Grotbags can now say she has been on a steam train.

I am joining up with Fiona at Coombe Mill for her #countrykids linkie and can't wait to see what everybody else has been doing.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

10 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! We love a train filled day. #CountryKids

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  2. That does look like fun, must add it to my list of places to visit :)

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    1. It was a lovely day, thank you xx

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  3. Glad it was a good day - we love steam engines.

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  4. Sounds like your Dad really made the day for your daughter and I bet he loved showing her what was what on the trains too. It looks like a very happy day for you all, we love to see a real steam train, there is something quite special about them. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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    1. He really did Fiona, his dad drove steam trains and he grew up around them. Xx

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  5. Now this is our kind of heaven, will have to work out whether it's driveable for us or not #CountryKids

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    1. Thank you Mary, I'm sure your boy would love it xx

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