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SPECIAL DAY OUT TO CHINNOR RAILWAY SUN 20 SEPT – PLS BOOK!

We have been offered a very special trip to Chinnor Railway, supported by the local Freemasons on Sunday 20 September. This is a lovely train journey – pulled by both steam and diesel.

We will have our own allocated coach and each child will be given lunch in a box.

Date: Sunday 20 September; meeting time is 10.30am

We have 40 places available – if you would like to come, please email Sarah ASAP at mail@theengineshed.org.uk

Www.chinnorrailway.co.uk

Reading Engine Shed for Sat 26 Sept is CANCELLED due to lack of electric trains (JJ not around) AND

NO TRAINS ON SAT 26 SEPTEMBER!

IMPORTANT!
Reading Engine Shed for Sat 26 Sept is CANCELLED due to lack of electric trains (JJ is not around) AND we have been offered a trip the week before to Chinnor Railway, supported by the local Freemasons. This is a lovely train journey – pulled by both steam and diesel (in case you are interested!). We will have our own allocated coach and each child will be given lunch in a box.

Date: Sunday 20 September; meeting time is 10.30am

We have 40 places available – if you would like to come, please email Sarah ASAP at mail@theengineshed.org.uk

Www.chinnorrailway.co.uk

Great Day Out to The Autism Show

Parents and carers had a great day out to The Autism Show in London on Saturday 13 June, supported by a grant from The Big Lottery. The coach left Reading at 8am and we returned around 6pm, having spent 6 hours listening to speakers, talking to exhibitors and gathering lots of information. We hope to have another trip next year.

Day Out to High Wycombe Model Engineering Society, 18 July

Day  Out to High Wycombe Model Engineering Society, 18 July
Last year we had a great day out at High Wycombe Model Engineering Society with delicious BBQ, cakes and refreshments provided by the local Freemasons.
We have been invited back for another grand day out on Saturday 18 July, 11 am to 2pm. Numbers are limited – though generous! – and we will need families to reserve places in advance. Please email Sarah at reading@theengineshed.org.uk to reserve your place. Directions etc will then be emailed closer to the time.
If you find that you can’t make it PLEASE let me know ASAP so that your tickets can be offered to other families. A huge amount of effort goes into putting on the day and we want to make sure that  as many people as possible can benefit from it! There is no charge for the event .

Reading Engine Shed Santa Train Ride Sat 6 December

The Engine Shed in Reading is having a Santa Train Ride on Saturday 6 December at the lovely Cholsey & Wallingford Railway. We will have our own carriage and will meet Father Christmas on the train, as well as Mother Christmas who will be giving out mince pies or equivalent 🙂

Timing: Arrival at 11.40 for the train departure at 12 midday. Please note that this trip is booked for the 12 o’clock departure and we cannot accommodate late arrivals (because we’ll be gone!). The journey is about 15 mins each way with a stop at the next station of 10 to 15 mins. We will be done by 1pm and there is a small tea shop etc on site.

There are limited places – please email Sarah at reading@theengineshed.org.uk if you would like to be put on the list. Do I need to say that you are responsible for your own children? Of course not! There is no charge of course.

We look forward to getting you all excited for Christmas!
Here’s the link:

JJ’s Pony Tail

JJ’s Fundraising Pony Tail is nearly ready! – JJ, our train volunteer at the Reading Engine Shed, is approaching retirement and has been collecting sponsorship money, with people guessing how long his pony tail has reached by the magic day. The Engine Shed session on Saturday 26 October at Katesgrove Children’s Centre will see the announcement of the winner, who gets to snip it off and win something for themselves too.