THE district’s two railway museums are holding a host of events in the coming weeks to keep visitors entertained.

Colne Valley Railway, off Yeldham Road, will be welcoming popular TV characters Chase and Marshall as part of another exciting weekend event this Sunday.

The larger than life stars from Nickelodeon TV series Paw Patrol will be available to meet throughout Sunday as families take in the best of what the railway museum has to offer.

Children will also be able to get up close to police and fire vehicles which will be on display.

A week later the railway will be travelling back 75 years and running a Second World War themed weekend where staff and volunteers will be helping to recreate war torn Britain.

Along with re-enactments, there will be a host of trains and wartime vehicles on display to help add to the feeling of authenticity.

A short service of remembrance hosted by the Royal British Legion will be held as a mark of respect to all those who served in the war.

War Day will take place on Sunday, April 22 starting from 10.30am.

Further information about the events and ticket details can be found at

Elsewhere, the district’s other railway museum also has some exciting events lined up for visitors to enjoy.

East Anglian Railway Museum, off Station Road, are allowing kids the chance to takeover the railway tomorrow and get hands on with the help of volunteers.

Youngsters have the chance to operate the crossing gates, be a train guard for a day or take a ride on a classic diesel train.

All children must be accompanied by an adult who can enter for free.

A week later The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs brings its Drive It Dai to the railway museum.

A host of classic and old cars will be on display as part of a scheme to increase historic vehicle exposure while raising money for charity.

For tickets and details about upcoming events at East Anglia Railway Museum, contact 01206 242524 or visit