On the right track for a great day out
Delight to see so many families at railway centre’s celebration fun day
More than 1,600 people went along to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre’s Railway Fun Day on Monday, December 28.
The event was a huge hit with local families who came along to make the most of the special kids go free day.
Two steam trains were running to ensure everybody enjoyed as many free rides as possible, as well as free fairground rides, face painting, balloon artist and magic shows.
The railway’s president Sir William McAlpine hosted the event, which was organised as a celebration for winning two awards in 2015 from the Heritage Railway Association, and also to celebrate receiving Full Museum Accreditation from Arts Council England in December.
These awards were presented to members of Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at a special presentation during the Fun Day by Lord Faulkner, president of the Heritage Railway Association, who said: “Warmest congratulations to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre for organising such a brilliant fun day out immediately after Christmas. It was a delight to see so many families there, many of whom I suspect had not been there before.
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Cof the Railway I strongly introducing children to our wonderful railway story at a young age. It was also a special day for me, as I was able to present not only the certificate confirming their status as an accredited national museum, but also two plaques from the HRA commemorating the society’s success in winning two awards for its publicity material. Well done, Quainton.”
Sir William McAlpine said: “I am proud to be president of an organisation like Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, who can put on a show like this Fun Day. It gave great pleasure to many people and was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the museum’s accreditation award and two plaques for publicity material, so ably presented by Lord Faulkner.”
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre has a lot of plans for 2016, all aimed at providing a great day out for children and their parents, and for rail enthusiasts too.
The centre will be open during February half-term, and then it re-opens on March 25 and remains open until the end of October.
For more information, including more special events, opening dates and times visit www. bucksrailcentre.org.