We are delighted that Richard from Engine Shed/All Aboard Club brings his trains to some of our special sessions!
All Aboard Club (formerly known as The Engine Shed - South London) is a special interest group for children and young people with autism who like trains. They can play, talk and enjoy their interest in a welcoming, safe and relaxing environment. Children can both play with existing sets or build their own layout.
They have loads of Brio, Ertl and Tomy layouts to play with.
This activity takes place in different venues, so please check carefully.
The venue for this date is:
The London Museum of Water & Steam, near Kew Bridge
Green Dragon Lane
There is a large free car park at the museum.
Buses: 65 (Ealing to Kingston, 24hour), 237 (Hounslow to White City), 267 (Fulwell to Hammersmith), 391 (Richmond to Fulham).
Main Line Rail: Kew Bridge (South West Trains from Waterloo via Clapham Junction) is 5 minutes walk from the museum.
Tube: Gunnersbury (District Line then 237 or 267 bus) or Kew Gardens (District Line then 391 bus from Sandycombe Road 2 mins walk from the station towards Kew Gardens ), South Ealing (Piccadilly Line then 65 bus to Kew Bridge)
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the following procedures will apply:
- Tickets must be booked in advance. Numbers are limited, so we ask you to have only one adult to accompany each child. Please make sure you book in everyone who will attend.
- All adults must comply with the government's current social-distancing guidelines.
- All adults must wear a face covering (unless they are exempt). Children under 11 years old can wear face-coverings if they wish, but this is not a requirement.
- Everyone will be asked to wash their hands and use hand santiser throughout the event.
- You are asked NOT to attend if you, your child or anyone in your family has any COVID-19 symptoms.
- The museum will be closed to the public. The other museum galleries will be closed and there will be no shop or cafe facilities.
- The Engine Shed's trains will be cleaned and quarantined between events, to ensure that virus contamination cannot occur.
We have 2 dates so far booked in: 4th and 18th October. Please only book ONE of these events to start with, to allow other families to attend. If there are spaces nearer the time, you may book a second session.
Please note, as with all Skylarks activities, anyone is welcome! Children with autism or any other additional needs, their siblings and parents, from any borough.
This activity is free of charge but donations are appreciated.
We ask that parents stay on-site to supervise their children.