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

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. Most Thursday’s ‘Verity the Victorian’ (re-enactor) is available to lead this station activity.

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

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.

Hogsmeade Tribute/Goathland Station Tour

Goathland Station famously appeared as ‘Hogsmeade Station’ in the first Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. Our Slytherin Prefect is available most Thursdays to transport you to Hogsmeade Station where you will learn about the Hogwart’s Express, disappearing steam trains, portkey sickness & floo powder amongst other things! You will also learn how Goathland Station transformed itself into ‘Hogsmeade Station’ for the film. You can round your visit off with a visit to the Station Shop which stocks Harry Potter merchandise!

To book our Slytherin Prefect Re-enactor please contact the Education Officer.

Goathland to Grosmont Rail Trail

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

A walking history trail following the original railway between Goathland and Grosmont Stations, looking at the changing landscape, and industrial history of the North York Moors. See the tunnel designed by the world famous engineer, George Stephenson, at Grosmont.

Take a train to Goathland Station, then walk this historic trail along the original railway line to Grosmont Station, where you can catch a train back!

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.