Community activities

As we face these unusual times, it can be difficult to find ways of staying entertained or to switch off when working from home.

To help pass the time, we’ve created a range of fun activities for all ages to get involved with, aimed to lift your mood and calm your mind. From drawing, to puzzles and inspiring stories, there's plenty to help keep everyone in your home amused.

Station Crossword

Test your knowledge of some of the stations we serve with this quick crossword.


Crossword answers

Spot the difference

Put those little inquisitive minds to work with this tricky spot the difference station scene. Can you find all five differences?

Spot the difference

Dot to Dot

Download our dot to dot exercise and reveal the hidden EMR team member.

Dot to Dot

Train Wordsearch

Word searches are a great way to focus your mind and stay occupied at home, not just for on your train journey. Get all the family involved and see who can find all the words in the fastest time!

Download our latest word search here and remember to keep checking back to have a go at our next edition.


Colouring Page

Looking for something to keep the little ones on track this afternoon? Download and print our special EMR colouring page. Share your finished masterpieces with us using #EMRColouring and tag us via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Colouring page

Station Stories

During these unprecedented times we know more than ever it is so important to stay connected. We wanted to ask you, the people of the wonderful communities on our lines, to contribute to a collective piece of work which will bring us all together.

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Hidden Gems

Across the Community Rail Network many of us work together to create artwork to brighten up the stations in our local communities and we can still do this at home. Our friends at Community Rail Lancashire have come up with this fantastic idea of Hidden Gems

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Download the template