Family Events

Volk’s Electric Railway offers a range of workshops for you and your family to explore science, art and heritage.

Summer Half Term

Over the May half term you can take part in workshops for free or Pay What You Like at our Heritage Workshops.

Pin Wheel Workshops

Make a seaside favourite in this drop in workshop- decorate and make your own pin wheel for your house or garden.

Saturday 26th May, 10:30-15:30, Heritage Workshops, Pay what you Like

Flag Making

Perfect for picnics, parties and parades! Experiment with different materials to make your own unique flag.

Monday 28th May, 10:30-15:30, Heritage Workshops, Pay What You Like

Handmade Kite Workshops

Learn about the aerodynamics of flight before flying your handmade kite on Brighton seafront.

Wednesday 30th May, 10:30-15:30, Heritage Workshops, Pay What You Like

Beach Clean Mandalas

Help clean Brighton beach by gathering together plastic refuse for collection and making a temporary art piece.

Friday 1st June, 11:00-15:00, Heritage Workshops, Pay What You Like

 

Train Tunes

Use recycled materials to make an instrument then get musical on the train!

Saturday 2nd June, 11:00-15:00, Heritage Workshops, Pay What You Like

 

Science Sundays

Get inspired by Brighton’s greatest inventor, Magnus Volk to make, learn and play during May.

Crafty Clay Cars

Model and decorate your own clay car and see amazing, historic commercial vehicles as part of the Commercial Car Run on Madeira Drive

Sunday May 6th, 10:30-15:30, Visitor Centre & Station, drop-in,  £5 per person, get £1 off your train ticket by taking part!

Arches Architecture

Take a tour of our new buildings, make your own model of our Visitor Centre and draw historic Madeira Drive from the train. Take some time at our Heritage Workshop to design a new station for Half Way station- designs will be put to the public vote with the winner receiving an architectural print of Car 7!

Sunday 13th May, 11:00-12:00 and 13:00-14:00, Visitor Centre and Station, booking essential, £5 per person (includes Child’s return ticket)

 

Shuffle Bugs

Use simple electronics to make your own shuffle bug, decorate it and race them! Race winning bugs can win exciting prizes and taking part entitles you to £1 off your train ticket.

Sunday 20th May, 10:30-15:30, Visitor Centre and Station, drop-in, £5 per person, get £1 off your train ticket by taking part!

Bookings 01273 294478

Brighton & Hove Council National Lottery Funding Volks Electric Railway Association