STEM Family Fair 2019

Looking for a family day out with a difference? Educational and fun? Then the STEM Family Fair at the Bluebell Railway is for you!

25th to 27th of May sees the return of our STEM Family Fair at Sheffield Park Station.

Come and learn more about the science, technology, engineering and maths behind steam and much more!

We’ve got fantastic activities planned including:

  • Cars of the Future – a hands-on family workshop building and testing gravity, electric, and propeller–driven cars.
  • Gears and Levers – learn how they work and build working systems
  • Bridge Building – a hands-on workshop – can you build the strongest bridge & win the challenge?
  • Music Workshops – explore sound using everyday objects from the railway!
  • Steam Themed Interactive Science Shows – we’ve a specially commissioned show for this event!
  • Meet the Apprentice – apprentices from our locomotive workshop will be on hand in Atlantic House in our yard to answer all your questions about building and maintaining steam locomotives!

Explore SteamWorks! the interactive exhibition found alongside our impressive collection of steam locomotives.

We welcome Weald Technology back to Bluebell Railway with their exciting family challenges. Can you work as a team to create a car of the future? Can you build and use gears and levers? Learn the scientific theory and put it to the test in a fun and practical way.

Weald Technology will also be demonstrating their 3D printer at intervals during the day!

Weald Technology come highly recommended by teachers:
“A fun, engaging, and highly interactive session. We all learnt a lot!” Year 5 teacher, Goldstone Primary School


Also visiting us again is Blast Science with a show specially commissioned show for our event! More details to follow!



Free entry with the purchase of any All Day Rover Ticket or buy a Platform Ticket for Sheffield Park station on the day (Adult – £10.00pp | Child – £5.00pp)

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