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Home Education at the Railway

There are a variety of ways for children who are educated at home to take part in learning opportunities at the Watercress Line. Whether you are looking for traditional led visits, information for projects, experience visits or child-led learning activities the railway can offer a unique learning destination.


For more information please contact the Education Officer

education@watercressline.co.uk  or 01962 733810

Home Educator's Days

Throughout the year we offer dedicated Home Educator's days with engaging and interactive sessions that cover a broad spectrum of subject areas. Our learning sessions are conducted at one of our period stations and feature hands on activities, opportunities to question, explore the station and engine yard and for role play. Keep an eye on our website for updates or send the education office an email expressing your interest. You can book as a group or individually for Home Ed Days.

Autumn 2017 Dates.

Tuesday 10th October.  How big is that?

Maths, measurement, 2D and 3D shape and volume on really big things. Year R -Year 3


Friday 13th October 2017 - CREST Discovery day for Home Educators  ages 6 - 13years


Detailed itinerary coming soon .

Bookings close noon Friday 6th October for Autumn Home Ed days.

Group Visits

Our education sessions aren't just for school groups! Organised Home Educator groups can book an education visit to the Watercress Line. Information about the sessions that we offer can be found on our dedicated web pages or alternatively, contact the Education Office who will be happy to work with you to develop sessions to fit your learning objectives.

NB: there are minimum numbers and costs that apply for education group bookings, please contact us for further information.


For more information please contact the Education Officer

education@watercressline.co.uk  or 01962 733810

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