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All Aboard Club at the Castelnau Centre in Barnes

Run by All Aboard Club
Richard from All Aboard Club (formerly known as the Engine Shed) brings his trains to some of our special sessions!

All Aboard Club is a special interest group for children and young people with autism and ADHD who love trains.
All Aboard Club will be bringing their huge train sets for the children to build and play with 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.

We are running a special session in the summer holidays on Thursday 1st August at The Castelnau Centre in Barnes.

Other dates and venues this summer are:

Tuesday 30th July, The Greenwood Centre, Hampton 12.30 - 1.45pm and 2pm - 3.15pm
Wednesday 7th August, All Hallows Twickenham 10 - 11.15am and 11.30 - 12.45pm
Wednesday 28th August, All Hallows Twickenham 10 - 11.15am and 11.30 - 12.45pm

There will be two separate sessions on the day. Please only book one session

The first is from 10am - 11.15am and the second is from 11.30am - 12.45pm. (Please only book one session to start with. Nearer the time, if there are spaces available, you will be invited to book a double session.)

The venue for this date is:

The Castelnau Centre
7 Stillingfleet Road
Barnes SW13 9AQ

Q: Is there parking at the Centre?
A: There is street parking although there are some restrictions on weekdays between 10am – 12pm. The Centre has parking vouchers which can be bought if you are coming to an activity in the morning. 

Q: Is the Centre wheelchair accessible?
A: The Community Centre has full disabled access and is fully DDA compliant. 
Q: How do I get to the Centre by public transport?
A: The Centre is situated on Stillingfleet Road, which is a short walk from the 33, 72, 283 and 209 bus-stops on Washington Road. It is also just a short walk from the 419 bus hail and ride stops on Kilmington Road and Verdun Road.

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. We suggest a minimum age of 4 years old, so that the children can focus on playing with trains and enable all children to enjoy this activity.

This activity is free of charge but donations are appreciated.

We ask that parents stay on-site to supervise their children. There will be one or two members of staff from All Aboard Club and one or two members of staff/volunteers from Skylarks present, but parents are still responsible for their children.

One parent who attended previously said:  "I was having a terrible day/week with my son, I had to carry him from the car park to the centre and on arrival he was really upset and aggressive. I took him in and he calmed down and played with the trains non stop for well over and hour without coming to me, he was so happy. It was the only rest I had for days. Thank you so much for arranging this as we have travelled far in the past to access".

Events coming up

  • In 1 week, 5 days

  • Thursday 1st Aug 2024 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Thursday 1st Aug 2024 11:30 am - 12:45 pm