A Child-Friendly Railway
We are delighted to have been given awards recently in two different competitions to find visitor attractions that provide good facilities for children and young people.
Child Friendly Leeds
One of these competitions was for the "Child Friendly Leeds" awards. These are made at the beginning of each year, and for 2019 we were nominated in the category for "Best Place in Leeds for Children and Young People"
These awards are sponsored by Child Friendly Leeds, which is run by Leeds City Council, and this was the sixth year in which they had been made. More details of these awards can be found at Leeds City Council's page for the Child Friendly Awards (which will open in a separate browser tab or window).
Shown below is the certificate recording our nomination.
The other competition was for the "Family Favourites" awards, and is run by the organisation "Days Out with the Kids". For 2018 we were one of six finalists from Yorkshire in the category "Best event at an attraction". This recognised the success of our event "Walk in the Woods", which ran on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May.
More details of these awards can be found on the website for Day Out With The Kids, at their page for their Family Favourites Awards (which will open in a separate browser tab or window).
Shown below is the badge recording our award.
As well as these, during 2018 we were successful in two other award competitions, as follows.
One of these was the Yorkshire in Bloom competition, where we won a Gold Award in the category for Tourist Attractions. A separate page gives more details of this award.
The other was the "Welcome to Yorkshire" competition for their White Rose Awards, where we were Highly Commended (effectively, runner up) in the category for Small Visitor Attractions.
Other pages provide more information about:
- other attractions as part of a visit to our railway;
- how to find our railway;
- our train services;
- highlights of our museum collection;
- railway-themed DVDs and videos (including ones of events that we have run);
- railway-themed books (including the railway's history and stock list);
- the book "Bert's Tales of Middleton";
- other kinds of souvenirs;
- our museum collection;
- our portfolio of development projects; and
- how you could get involved.