A school trip to the NYMR offers a unique environment for learning outside the classroom that will challenge your pupils, and fill them with enthusiasm! Let your pupils see, smell and experience the steam era in the heart of the inspiring North York Moors National Park.

Pickering Station 

Station Trail - Download Worksheet

Visit Pickering Station and undertake Pickering’s Victorian Station Trail! Don your mop hats & caps & find out how this railway changed people’s lives in Victorian Pickering! Draw, find clues & explore! You can undertake the Station Trail with the Education Officer or alternatively undertake a self-led visit by booking our activity worksheets for your group. A visit to the demonstration signal box is available by request. Please contact our Education Officer for more details.

Peter's Railway Young Engineer's Interactive Exhibition (self-led) - Download Worksheet

Our popular Young Engineer's interactive exhibition on Platform 2 looks at forces, pulleys, springs, air pressure and more! Lots of engineering exhibits for school groups to experiment with alongside an accompanying worksheet, and all on a railway theme! Brilliant for KS2! Contact our Education Officer to book your worksheets. View More

Goathland to Grosmont Rail Trail

This outdoor activity can be self-led by teachers or accompanied by a guide from the Learning Dept.

Take a train to Goathland Station, then walk this historic trail along the original  horse–drawn railway line to Grosmont Station, where you can catch a train back! Our walk companion will bring the industrial history of the original railway to life for classes, with fun activities including hand signalling and flag semaphore along the way!

See the tunnel designed by the world famous engineer, George Stephenson, on arrival at Grosmont! Then leave the horse-drawn line behind as you board a steam train back to Goathland!

The Trail is 5.5km long, and from Goathland is downhill through the leafy surroundings of the North York Moors National Park. Appropriate footwear and waterproof coats should be worn.

A guide book to the trail & schools activity sheet is available for self-led visits. Please contact the Education Officer for more information or to book a walk companion.