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Young Engineers

Exclusive toddler/preschooler days on selected term-time Mondays & Fridays

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Enjoy some weekday fun with your Little Engineer(s) at one of our toddler/preschooler days!

The Young Engineers experience is a scaled down version of a day at Whistlestop Valley with your mini-me in mind:

  • Return steam train ride to Cuckoo's Nest only (total journey time of 20 minutes) - can travel unlimited times if availability allows
  • Unlimited platform rides on Tram No.7
  • Unlimited rides on the Clayton Flyer miniature railway
  • Unlimited access to the playground at Clayton West
  • Unlimited access to The Pillow (jumping pillow)
  • Unlimited access to The Shed (indoor activity area)
  • The shop will be open for those pocket money purchases
  • The Firebox Cafe will be open serving a reduced menu, drinks & snacks (limited hot food items only)
  • Treat yourself to a Hungry Engineers' Afternoon Tea, available to pre-order only for collection & enjoyment on the day. If you wish to book, please add Young Engineers tickets to your cart and then click on the Hungry Engineers link beneath the 'checkout' button
  • Access to our outdoor picnic areas (please note your own food cannot be consumed inside the cafe)
  • Access to the small children's fairground rides (additional fees payable directly to operator)
  • Reduced capacities 

All this is available for just £4.95 per person for visitors aged one & above (babies under the age of 12 months go FREE).

So, you can spend a day out with us without spending a fortune.

JULY 2022 - The time you choose when booking is the time you should ARRIVE at Clayton West Station. You can arrive later but PLEASE do not arrive earlier!

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022 - The time you choose when booking is your ARRIVAL SLOT 10am-12.30pm or 12.30pm-2.30pm.  You can arrive at any time within your chosen slot but PLEASE not earlier!

Trains to Cuckoo's Nest will depart at quarter past & quarter to each hour from 10.15am until 2.45pm. Journeys & seats will be unallocated & you may travel as many times as you like throughout the day depending on availability on each service. As such, if a service is full to capacity, you may have to wait to take the next service instead.  Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Image courtesy of Michelle Wardman Photography