Do you have a clever clogs in your family? Is your child a chatter box, likes being in front of a camera and enjoys railways? This May half term, 27th May to 4th June, we are giving our younger passengers the chance to become a North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) child Vlogger who will be given the opportunity to review our upcoming 2017 events for free!

All children visiting the railway over the holiday, aged 4 to 15 years old, will be given the chance to enter for this one-off exclusive opportunity. To enter all you will need to do is send in a 3-5-minute Vlog of their NYMR day out this May Half Term. Vlog entries can be sent via YouTube (email the link to or Facebook (Tag @North Yorkshire Moors Railway in your video post).

The winning entrant will then be invited to attend and Vlog at our upcoming events - 60s Fest (22 or 23 July), Annual Steam Gala (29,30 September & 1 October), Railway in Wartime (13, 14 & 15 October), Halloween Train (26, 27, 28, 29 October) and Santa Specials (2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 19 & 20 December).

Laura Strangeway, Head of Marketing at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: “This is a great opportunity for a budding star to get involved with one of Yorkshire’s most popular attractions. The railway is a charitable trust with one of its core objectives to provide education for all ages, so having an enthusiastic child vlogger will hopefully help educate what the railway is all about”.

The winner will receive a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) for each event. Tickets will be subject to each Vlog submission and are non-transferable. Closing date 12th June 2017 and the winner will be announced by 15th June 2017. Full Terms and Conditions can be found at .

North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the most historic lines in the North of England, taking visitors on picturesque journeys along an 18-mile railway line aboard steam and heritage diesel trains. The railway passes through stunning scenery, from wooded valleys to beautiful countryside, stopping at charming villages and spectacular seaside locations.

Fares for May Half Term start from just £31 for adults, £26.35 for seniors and £15.50 for children. Or alternatively, families can take advantage of a family ticket for just £64.00, which grants access to two adults and two children. For further information or to pre-book tickets online before your visit please go to

For regular news, updates and competitions, North Yorkshire Moors Railway is also on Facebook and Twitter

For further information please contact Gough Bailey Wright on 01527 579 555

Louise Iles – PR Account Director:

Sara Gillespie – Junior Account Manager:

Sam Wright – Account Executive:

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not for profit charitable trust providing memorable experiences for visitors and fulfilment for volunteers and staff through the operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering.

The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway we own from Pickering to Grosmont. Operating over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby. Provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public. Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages. The NYMR is a fully accredited museum.

Llechwedd Deep Mine and The Slate Caverns in the heart of the Welsh mountains has been shortlisted for Museum and Heritage Awards 2017.

In Summer 2017 we see the launch of our brand new purpose built Safari Academy! A purpose built eco friendly building ideal for carrying out hands on curriculum learning sessions with pupils of all ages.

In 2017 the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the charitable Trust (1967 - 2017) and to set the wheels in motion for this anniversary year, popular locomotive, Royal Scot, will steam in to the attraction and set off the new season in style.

Royal Scot, which was built in 1927, was the first in a new breed of steam locomotives, made by the LMS for their fastest passenger services from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. She was then rebuilt by British Railways in 1950 and went on to serve another 12 years in traffic on the West Coast Main Line. She was eventually retired in October 1962.

Reward Day Trips for schools

Pupils Achievement Being Rewarded?

Are you looking for ideas in relation to reward trips for your school pupils, many schools look at how to provide a motivating reward scheme for the hard work being attained throughout the academic school year, so if your school has decided to provide this reward scheme and need fresh ideas of what to provide them or even get the pupils to write a reward day trip list, look no further than UK School Trips website for lots of great fun and exciting day out venues up and down the UK.

UK School Trips can recommend lots of fantastic venues below that have been with us and have very high standards and facilities for your school group or educational trip. So why wait get searching below:

Those with a passion for steam locomotives should head over to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as it holds its annual Autumn Welsh Steam Gala event from Friday September 30th until Sunday 2nd of October.


Outdoor education specialists, Essex Outdoors, have been awarded a £2million capital investment for additional facilities and centre improvements.

At a time when 65% of local authority outdoor centres are at risk or facing closure* the investment in Essex Outdoors demonstrates the belief Essex County Council has in the educational value and experience provided by outdoor learning.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is pleased to have hit a hat-trick with three steam engines back on track after overhauls. 80136 is the third locomotive to emerge from the ever-busy Motive Power Depot, running for the first time on Tuesday 23rd August.

Another new term comes around and already thinking of ideas for Residential Outdoor Education Centres for your school trip or educational group, residential school trips has great advantages for school children or educational groups. Which includes team building, group & personal skills development, gaining personal confidence, building outdoor education and pursuit’s experience, plus the fun of living as a group in a new environment, which all combine to provide each and every pupil or student will valuable experience and skills from a residential school trip.

See below a selection of fantastic School Trip & educational Group Residential Centres within your region (just click the link to see great venues):

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