We hope that Rail Ex Taunton can provide something for all the family to enjoy including the younger members who are the future of the hobby. Sunday is a quieter day and most appropriate for families with smaller children as they will be able to view the layouts better. If each child brings a small step they will be able to see the higher layouts without the need for any parental heavy lifting. The venue is on one level and there are easily accessable toilets situated and signed by the main entrance.
The following features of the show are aimed directly at families with young children,
1. Free model railway magazine on entry or exit if desired - while stocks last
2. Hands on wooden Brio trainset to play with in Exhibition Hall 3: Sports Hall. This is VERY POPULAR and children must be accompanied at all times.
3. While viewing layouts listen out for trains which make sounds and some might even make smoke/exhaust fumes. View the amazing demonstration layout on the DCC Train Automation trade stand.
4. Two age related trails for children to follow as they move through the show. These can be obtained free of charge from one of the ticket desks or club stand (see an example of one trail below).
|Stefan (right) is the show organiser. He is resting in his garden because he thinks he has finished organising the show BUT he does not know that the rest of his helpers are playing hide and seek and are hiding somewhere in the exhibition halls. Can you help us find his helpers as you move around the exhibition. If you want to help Stefan then pick up a free information sheet from the club stand/Brio railway and get searching.|
There is alot to see and take in for young children and it might be advisable to split your visit in two. You might consider viewing the large hall first then take a break by visiting the school restaurant for refreshment. Everything from drinks, biscuits, cakes through to a full Sunday roast is available. If your children are energetic and the weather is fair they can let off steam on the playing fields. Return to the venue to view the small hall and then look at some of the trade stands/demonstrations etc