Family 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.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter time means one thing’s for certain. Egg Hunts! Can you find all the hidden eggs in all of these locations across our routes?

EMR Easter Egg Hunt PDF

Colour your EMR Easter scene

It’s time to dust off those art and colouring techniques and bring a good dash of Springtime colour to our Easter scene! Bring our train to life as he travels by fluffy bunnies and cute lambs. Don’t forget to share your finished masterpieces with us, too!

EMR Easter Colouring Page PDF

Kid's Day Planner

Your little ones can create their very own timetable with this handy day planner. Complete with clockfaces so they can practice telling the time.

Daily Planner PDF


Pop the kettle on and get your brain working with this tea break teaser. Can you complete the grid and become your household Sudoku master?


Numbers Time

Whether it’s catching the train at the right time or counting down the minutes till they can watch cartoons. Telling the time in both analogue and digital formats is a key skill for children and our latest worksheet looks to help with your clock-based home schooling.

Numbers Time Activity

Electronic Time

From powering signals and level crossings to keep our railways safe, to keeping electric trains running, circuits perform a big task in the running of our network and getting them right is an important job. Can you make this circuit work correctly to make sure everything runs smoothly?

Show us your skills by completing this worksheet below and don’t forget to share your results with us on social media!

EMR Electrics Time Activity

Train of the Future

Are you a budding engineer, a dab hand at design, or maybe you just love trains? We’d like to see what you think the trains of the future would look like. Download and print the template below and share your vision with us by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Train of the future

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.

EMR 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.

Station Stories PDF

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

Hidden Gems PDF
Gem Template PDF