Educational Activities

Introduction

The Downs Light Railway provides activities to young people aged between 7 and 17 years. These are either organised as general open sessions, dedicated sessions for schools and youth groups, or courses.

Annual Registration

All youth members must register annually on the 1 September of each year. This allows us to keep our records up to date. Registration is currently free.

Activity Sessions

We offer the following activity sessions throughout the year. Activities are dependent on availability of adult volunteers, operable state of the railway, and the weather.
Open Admission - General Activities
Open Admission - General Activities| Per Session | £10
Open to all registered youth members, limited to 15 children per session. General activity sessions are usually organised during the school holidays and half terms. The session usually starts at 10:30am and finishes at 4:30pm.

Youth members must sign up via our Eventbrite links for each session.
Open Admission - Locomotive Driver Training
Open Admission - Locomotive Driver Training| Per Course Session | £10-£20
Open to all registered youth members who are working towards a driving qualification. These are focused training sessions and are limited to three children per locomotive. Courses are usually organised during the school holidays and half terms, or Saturday afternoons during the school term time.

Youth members must sign up via our Eventbrite links for each session.
Open Admission - Running Events
Open Admission - Running Events| Free
Open to all registered youth members. Youth members get the opportunity to experience running the railway for community events, visits by societies and social groups, or celebrations.

Participants must sign up via our Eventbrite links for each event.
The Downs Malvern - Extra-curricular hobbies
The Downs Malvern - Extra-curricular hobbies| Per Single Session | £5
Open to all pupils of The Downs Malvern. Hobby sessions are available on Saturday mornings during the school term time, between 9:30am and 10:45am or 11:10am to 12:30pm.

Pupils must sign up via The Downs Malvern.
The Downs Malvern - Extra-curricular hobbies
The Downs Malvern - Extra-curricular hobbies| Per Double Session | £7.50
Open to all pupils of The Downs Malvern. Hobby sessions are available on Saturday mornings during the school term time, between 9:30am and 10:45am, and 11:10am to 12:30pm with a break in between.

Pupils must sign up via The Downs Malvern.