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Our award-winning museum has something for everyone—find out more about what's on offer for families here.

Play area

Enjoy the outdoors and get on board the climbing frames, slides, scramble nets and swings in our railway-themed adventure playground.

Railway-themed play area at Locomotion



The museum has accessible baby-changing facilities, picnic areas and a cafe serving hot and cold food.

You can bring your own packed lunch and soak up the sunshine alongside our cherry blossom trees in the outdoor picnic area. If the weather is against you, move indoors and enjoy your family lunch at one of our indoor picnic tables as you take in the impressive locomotives on display in the Collection Building

Find out more about facilities and accessibility.

School holidays

Locomotion is the perfect place for a fun and inspiring day out during the school holidays, when we have a special programme of events for younger visitors. Explore what's on at the museum here.

Birthday parties

Looking for an inspiring setting to host a children's birthday party? 

Locomotion's Collection Building is filled with impressive locomotives and provides the perfect space to celebrate your child's special day.