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?
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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Test your knowledge of some of the stations we serve with this quick crossword.
Spot the difference
Put those little inquisitive minds to work with this tricky spot the difference station scene. Can you find all five differences?
Dot to Dot
Download our dot to dot exercise and reveal the hidden EMR team member.
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.
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.
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.
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