Keeping the kids entertained

If you’re looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained, here you’ll find lots of activities to keep you chugging along for the next wee while.

We'll keep adding lots of activities, quizzes, stories, behind the scenes facts and lots more to this page.

If there’s anything about the railway you would love to know about, drop us a tweet to @ScotRail and we’ll do our best to answer your question.

Happy Easter!

The Easter bunny has been busy creating some fun puzzles for you to enjoy. She's been so busy in fact that she's lost the way to Easter Street Station, lost her eggs and forgot to design an Easter train in time. Can you help her out?

An Easter maze

Can you help the Easter bunny find her way back to Easter Street station?

In content - Easter maze

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If you need to, you can check the correct route here.

Join in the Easter egg hunt

The Easter bunny has lost some eggs and a few other bits and bobs, can you help her find them all?

In content - Easter egg hunt

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Check to see if you found everything here.

Thanks for helping the bunny!

Design an Easter train

You may have spotted that some of our trains look a little different. That's because they've had a different livery applied. We'd love to see how you would design a train that was Easter themed? Once you've coloured it in, ask a grown up to share your design with our social team on Twitter. We'd love to see them!

In content - Easter train

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Railway crossword

In this simple crossword, see if you can get the answers to the clues. They're all linked to a journey on the railway. Enjoy!

Puzzle page Crossword

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Once you've answered the clues and put them into the crossword, you can check your answers.

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Pin the Name on the Train

How well do you know your trains? Our engineering team have put together a couple of games to test your train knowledge. Can you pin the different parts onto a Diesel train and an electric train? The team have left some clues on the diagram and have given you the words that will fit. All you have to do is match them up. Good luck!

Pin the name on the train

Download your Electric train puzzle

Download your Diesel puzzle

Once you've pinned the names on the train, check you can check your answers here.

Electric train answers

Diesel train answers

West Highland Line wordsearch

The West Highland Line is one of the most scenic railway lines in the world! It really is stunning! In this wordsearch, see if you can find some of the stations that the train stops at as it travels from Glasgow Queen Street to Mallaig.

West Highland Line wordsearch

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Leaves on the line

Autumn may be a way away but our teams work all year round to help minimise the impact leaves cause when autumn does roll in. If you've always fancied finding out why leaves can cause so much havoc on the railway, we've got a little quiz for you. Simply read through the short article and then try and answer the questions.

Leaves on the line Quiz

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Once you've completed the answers, and are a highly knowledgeable leaf enthusiast, you can check your answers.

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Happy Halloween

Keep your little ghosts and ghouls happy this Halloween with this colouring in sheet.

Halloween

Get out your best pencils and enjoy some colouring in.

Download your colouring sheet here.

Home-school Help

Running out of steam on home-schooling? Download these fun factsheets on Scotland’s stations and hard-to-say places – great for little train enthusiasts!

How do you pronounce that station name

Think you know how to pronounce these station names?

Download the worksheet

Check out these railway fun facts.

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Have fun!

Mind the Gap

Did you know that there are 358 stations in Scotland? Let's take a trip and visit nine of these stations. You might notice something a little odd about the station names though - some of their letters are missing. Can you work out the missing letters?

Mind the Gap puzzle

Can you figure out the missing letters from the station names?

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Once you've completed the puzzle, you can check your answers here.

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Good luck!

More fun:

Once you've completed the puzzle, why don't you have a go at making some of the station signs up for your parents? Think of some stations you know of, perhaps close to your house or where you've travelled to before. Or make it extra hard for them and look at a map of the railway and pick a few stations out.

Write the station name down but miss out a few letters and see if someone can guess them.

I spy

You don't need to leave your house to take part in our game of I Spy. Take a look at the picture and see if you can find everything on the list.

I Spy Puzzle

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Once you've spotted everything, take a look at the answers to see if you're right. .

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More fun:

Once you've completed the puzzle, why don't you have a go at creating your own I spy puzzle? Have a look out of your own window and draw what you can see. Or use your imagination and draw what you wish you could see.

All aboard!

Fancy yourself as a future train driver?

All aboard
Put your train driving skills to the test in this puzzle. Can you navigate the tracks to get the train driver back to the station? Be careful you don't end up in the buffers!

Download your train tracks here

Once you've completed your journey, take a look at the answer to see if you're on the right track.

Download the answer here

Wordsearch & quiz

Put your mind to the test with our next two puzzles.

Wordsearch and quiz
It's time to put your searching skills to the test in our railway themed wordsearch. Once you've completed the wordsearch, put your railway knowledge to the test with a quick quiz.

In the quiz you'll see a number at the end of the question - this is how many letters are in the word, or words, you're looking for. Good luck!

Download your puzzle here

Once you've found all the words in the wordsearch and completed the quiz, take a look at the answers.

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If you got all the questions right, big gold star for you!

More fun

Why not have a go at creating your own wordsearch for a member of your family or a friend to complete? Download the template below and you're good to go. Have fun!

Wordsearch template

My favourite train journey

Riding the train is a lot of fun. There are so many different things to see.

My favourite train ride

Why not think back to a train journey that you really enjoyed - where did you go? Who with? What did you like the most about it?

On this page you can write a wee story about your favourite trip on the train. Once you've writtern your story, colour the page in for the perfect way to remember a great day out.

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Word scrambler

Think you know your railway stuff? We've taken lots of things that you would see travelling on the railway and scrambled their names up. Can you work out what they are?

Wordscrambler questions

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Once you think you've worked it out, take a look at the answers to see if you're on the right track.

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Careers Wordsearch

Did you know that there are loads of different jobs on the railway? It takes thousands of people to run a railway every day.

Jobs on the railway wordsearch

There are lots of front line staff you see whenever you travel by train plus a lot that work behind the scenes too. Behind the scenes you have the staff that work in depots to fix and clean the trains plus people that work in offices too. We've popped a few of these roles into the wordsearch and we've outlined what some of these jobs do. If you fancy working on the railway one day, you can always drop our social media team any questions you have.

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Think you've spotted all the jobs?

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