Here are the Engine Shed events for the next few months:
We’re taking out trains to the Science Museum’s “Early Birds” evening event.
The event is FREE but you need to book in advance.
Early Birds is suitable for children who benefit from visiting the museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public (for example, children with autism spectrum conditions or sensory processing differences).
As well as exploring some of the galleries, you can enjoy a selection of fun workshops in a gallery space. There will also be quiet areas for those needing to take a break. More details on exactly what to expect on the day will be sent out in advance of each Early Birds event.
The Early Birds accessible events are completely free and suitable for families with children aged 4–15. Siblings are welcome to attend, but all children and adults attending the event will need to book. Booking opens about one month before the event.
The museum will be open exclusively from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, and wherever possible will have adjusted operations and/or lowered volume levels on exhibits.
The Engine Shed is a special interest group for children and young people with autism who like trains. They can play, talk and enjoy their interest in a welcoming, safe and relaxing environment – and their parents can chat in a supportive atmosphere.
We’ll have our huge Brio and Tomy train sets to build and play with. There’s also a quiet corner with books and puzzles.
We’re at the Streatham Youth Centre off Conyers Road, SW16. It’s a short walk from Streatham and Streatham Common railway stations, or lots of bus routes on the Streatham High Road. There is parking available in local streets.
We ask for a £5 donation on the door to cover the cost of venue hire and wear and tear on the trains.