You will be met at the station by a ‘Billeting Officer’ who will check children for labels and gas mask boxes before boarding the train. (We will send you instructions on how to make gas mask boxes prior to your visit). Once on board students will be shown gas masks and gas rattles, learn about air raids and listen to reminiscence of real life evacuees from Middlesbrough evacuated during WWII on this train route. Your pupils will undertake the activity, “Who will you be housed with?”, before arriving at their destination.

Example journey:

Goathland to Pickering - Return Journey.
Dept 10:50 (GD) / Arv 11:40 (P).
Dept 14:00 (P) / Arv 14:50 (GD).

Includes a return journey from Goathland – Pickering and a free educational activity. Limited Spaces.

The whole experience was invaluable. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. The day was brilliant- it ran like clockwork and the learning outcomes were fabulous! The actors were wonderful- vibrant and enthusiastic. It made the experience (of evacuation) seem real to the children.

Hemlington Hall Academy

For prices and to book please contact the learning department on or by phoning 01751 473799, ext. 248