This Lifehacker article:https://offspring.lifehacker.com/why-you-should-encourage-your-kids-very-specific-obsess-1821246469suggests special interests last 6 months to 3 years?? Hmm. At the Engine Shed – South London, we know teenagers and adults who still enjoy building and playing with Brio and Tomy train sets; I know teenage autistic
We had a great day at the 2nd Voice community event at Tooting Leisure Centre today. Lots of space to play trains, some familiar faces from our open days in Streatham, and lots of new children too. Thanks to Venessa Bobb for
At our open days, our Hornby layout is getting *so* popular that we are having to put a time limit for each person driving the trains. That way, everyone gets a turn to run their favourite train. We’ve got some
We’ve been testing our new Hornby trains, ready for our next Open Day on 8 December. We’ve got some more-detailed locos for our older Engine Shed visitors. A big green steam loco … and a tiny yellow engineer’s machine!
🚂🚃🚃 Calling all teenagers and young adults on the autistic spectrum who like trains … We’re running a special session of the Engine Shed on Saturday 8 December just for you. There will be loads of Hornby, Tomy and Brio trains.
🚂🚃🚃 Over 30 children and young people enjoyed their trains at today’s Engine Shed open day in Streatham. A few photos below. Our next open day is on Saturday 8 December, when we will be staying open an extra hour to
Go Blake! Setting up a club based on your special interest is a brilliant idea. That’s how “Engine Shed” started. “Ten-year-old Blake says Lego has a calming influence on him and he set up the club to spend time with
We had another amazing afternoon at the Engine Shed last Saturday in Streatham. We had over 30 children and young people enjoying their trains. There are some photos from the session below. It was great to see lots of problem-solving
The extra Brio trains (including underground trains) have now arrived for the Engine Shed’s open day next Saturday (2-4pm) in Streatham. With extra Tomy trains, and a bigger Hornby layout, it’s going to be great! Any autistic children and young
It’s just *2 weeks* until the Engine Shed in Streatham is open again: Saturday 13th October from 2-4pm. Thanks again for all your great feedback from the opening day last month. Since then, we’ve got a few *more* trains to