There's the fantastic opportunity to meet STEAM volunteers who used to work on the railways at the fortnightly Meet the Railway Workers events on 10 and 24 October. For Half-Term, STEAM is including autumnal themed arts and crafts sessions and face painting for the standard admission fee on 24 and 25 October – in the fabulous Caerphilly Castle Hall. The drop-in activities will focus on recycled materials.
Alan Greer, Business Manager for STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway said: "We are very excited about all our events coming up this autumn and our Great Western LEGO Show, now in its 8th year, is set to be bigger than ever. As well as our special events, we have loads to see and do here, including famous locomotives like Evening Star, our interactive Signal Box and the newly updated Train Simulator where you can test your skills as an engine driver."
Entry to the LEGO Show costs £5.50 for children aged 3-16 and concessions, £8.00 for adults and family tickets are available for £24.00 (2 adults, 2 children) and £27.00 (2 adults, 3 children). Under threes go free. To find out more you can visit the STEAM website at www.swindon.gov.uk/steam
The OFSTED approved Smiley Cats Kidz Club is back at STEAM on 28 and 29 October with crafts and games – inspired by autumn. Drop off time is 9.30am with pick up at 1.00pm. Sessions are for children aged 5 to 11and cost £12.00 or £9.50 with a Swindoncard, including a supervised tour of the Museum and mid-morning healthy snacks. Sessions need to be pre-booked by calling Smiley Cats on 700221 or by visiting the website at www.smileycats.co.uk