Family Events

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Summer Workshops

Volk’s Electric Railway offers a range of workshops for you and your family to explore science, art and heritage. This page is updated regularly with details of upcoming events.

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  • Eco Rocks
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.02

    Mix your own environmentally friendly paint to decorate a pebble from Brighton’s beach. We’ve seen lovely decorated rocks on the beach this year, by using environmentally friendly paints you can make sure your artwork doesn’t hurt local wildlife.

    This workshop is Pay What You Like

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  • Postcard Painting
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.06

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Take inspiration from the beautiful Brighton beach to paint a postcard to take away.

    This workshop is Pay What you Like and is suitable for children age 3+.

  • Paper treats
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.06

    Make paper ice creams and snacks as momentos for your journey.

    Easy activities for children aged 3+, lasting approx. 15 minutes.

    Pay What you Like- make a donation to help us fund further activities at Volk’s.

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  • Make a Top Hat
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.07

     

    Make your own Victorian accesory in this Pay as You Like workshop.

    Lasts approx 15 minutes to make (very focussed makers are welcome to spend longer!) and runs between 11am and 3pm.

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  • Pinwheel Fun
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.08

    Make a seaside favourite while you wait for the train! Use paper and craft supplies to make a colourful spinning pin wheel.

    This workshop is Pay as You Like.

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  • Kite Making Workshop
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.09

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Craft workshops at Volk’s Electric Railway

    Kite Making Workshops at Volk’s

    Make a seaside favourite in this drop-in workshop with our lovely team of volunteers. Get creative and engineer the best flying machine you can.

    This workshop is Pay What you Like and takes roughly 20 minutes to complete but you can take as long as you like.

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  • Morse Code Machines
    11:00-12:00
    2018.08.10

    Photographic Print | I B&W photographic print of two children looking up at the Pioneer car of the Rottingdean Seashore Railway, popularly known as the Daddy Longlegs. I I [No date recorded]

    This workshop will give you the tools and knowledge to build your own Morse code machine, using a specially laser-cut circuit board and installing buzzers and lightbulbs in your circuit you’ll be given the opportunity to learn how to send messages in Morse Code too!

    £10 per machine

    Ages 6+

    Book ahead to avoid dissapointment

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  • Arches Architecture
    11:00-12:00
    2018.08.13

    The frame of the Aquarium Station building under construction

    Explore the fasinating buildings on Madeira Drive by drawing, making models and taking a ride on the train. Book tickets ahead of time to avoid disapointment.

    £5 per child

  • Animal mask magic
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.13

    Make a fantastic, beastly mask while you wait for your train!

    Pay What You Like

    Suitable for all ages

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  • Bunting Marvelous
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.14

    Decorate your garden, house or beach hut with some easy and fun paper craft. Ideal for little learners waiting for the train.

     

    This event is Pay as You Like

  • Fabulous Flying Fish
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.14

    We’re making flying fish! Animal kites for your trip to Brighton beach while you wait for your train.

    Pay What You Like

    Appropriate for all ages

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  • Fab Finger Painting
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.15

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Get messy while you wait for the oldest Electric Railway! Create a fun, individual piece of art and take it away to remember your trip on the train.

    This workshop is Pay What You Like and is suitable for children 3+

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  • Pinwheel Fun
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.16

    Make a seaside favourite while you wait for the train! Use paper and craft supplies to make a colourful spinning pin wheel.

    This workshop is Pay as You Like.

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  • Make a Top Hat
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.17

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

     

    Pay as You Like to make your own unique Victorian accesory before you ride the rails!

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  • Kite Making Workshop
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.18

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Craft workshops at Volk’s Electric Railway

    Kite Making Workshops at Volk’s

    Make a seaside favourite in this drop-in workshop with our lovely team of volunteers. Get creative and engineer the best flying machine you can.

    This workshop is Pay What you Like and takes roughly 20 minutes to complete but you can take as long as you like.

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  • Eco Rocks
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.20

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Mix your own environmentally friendly paint to decorate a pebble from Brighton’s beach. We’ve seen lovely decorated rocks on the beach this year, by using environmentally friendly paints you can make sure your artwork doesn’t hurt local wildlife.

    This workshop is Pay What You Like

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  • Postcard Painting
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.21

    Take inspiration from the beautiful Brighton beach to paint a postcard to take away.

    This workshop is Pay What you Like and is suitable for children age 3+.

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  • Bunting Marvelous
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.22

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Decorate your garden, house or beach hut with some easy and fun paper craft. Ideal for little learners waiting for the train.

     

    This event is Pay as You Like

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  • Fab Finger Painting
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.23

    Get messy while you wait for the oldest Electric Railway! Create a fun, individual piece of art and take it away to remember your trip on the train.

    This workshop is Pay What You Like and is suitable for children 3+

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  • Morse Code Machines
    11:00-12:00
    2018.08.24

    Photographic Print | I B&W photographic print of two children looking up at the Pioneer car of the Rottingdean Seashore Railway, popularly known as the Daddy Longlegs. I I [No date recorded]

    This workshop will give you the tools and knowledge to build your own Morse code machine, using a specially laser-cut circuit board and installing buzzers and lightbulbs in your circuit you’ll be given the opportunity to learn how to send messages in Morse Code too!

    £10 per machine

    Ages 6+

    Book ahead to avoid dissapointment

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  • Arches Architecture
    11:00-12:00
    2018.08.27

    The frame of the Aquarium Station building under construction

    Explore the fasinating buildings on Madeira Drive by drawing, making models and taking a ride on the train. Book tickets ahead of time to avoid disapointment.

    £5 per child

    Ages 6+

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  • Eco Rocks
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.28

    Mix your own environmentally friendly paint to decorate a pebble from Brighton’s beach. We’ve seen lovely decorated rocks on the beach this year, by using environmentally friendly paints you can make sure your artwork doesn’t hurt local wildlife.

    This workshop is Pay What You Like

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  • Kite Making Workshop
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.29

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Craft workshops at Volk’s Electric Railway

    Kite Making Workshops at Volk’s

    Make a seaside favourite in this drop-in workshop with our lovely team of volunteers. Get creative and engineer the best flying machine you can.

    This workshop is Pay What you Like and takes roughly 20 minutes to complete but you can take as long as you like.

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  • Make a Top Hat
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.30

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

     

    Pay as You Like to make your own unique Victorian accesory before you ride the rails!

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  • Postcard Painting
    11:00-16:00
    2018.08.31

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Volk’s Electric Railway Visitor Centre, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

    Take inspiration from the beautiful Brighton beach to paint a postcard to take away.

    This workshop is Pay What you Like and is suitable for children age 3+.

September

Book a place on workshops with limited capacity here. Other workshops are drop-in and are based on a first come first served basis.

Please book tickets in advance here. For more information email volksbookings@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

 

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