Weekend Experiences

MOTAT has a great range of experiences to keep the family busy during weekend visits. From Horse and Carriage rides to lolly making, experience something extra on your next MOTAT visit.

  • Weekends of Imagination

    A series of brand new activities specifically created to engage young minds! Featuring nothing but super hands-on interactive activities, flex your creative muscles every Saturday and Sunday.

  • MOTAT Live

    There is no better time to experience MOTAT than on the Third Sunday of every month from 10am - 5pm. There is a great range of family activities included as part of your normal MOTAT admission such as steam train or armoured personnel carrier rides or experience the ‘Big Ben’, the double decker tram.

  • Horse and Carriage Rides

    Take the family on a horse and carriage ride at MOTAT every Sunday.

  • Blacksmith Forge

    Visit the MOTAT Forge every Sunday to see our Blacksmith melt and mold metal into cooking tools, utensils and everyday items.

  • Penny Farthing Rider

    Every Sunday (and some additional days), see the talented penny farthing rider at MOTAT Great North Road.

  • The Print Shop

    Our Print Shop is open every Sunday where you can see a variety of printing presses in action including the Heidelberg, Adana, Common Press, and Linotype 78. We also hold a few activities for the children with takeaway items to complete the experience.

  • 'Little Flick' Fire Engine

    Take the children on 'Little Flick', MOTAT's fire engine rides are available during the weekends, subject to weather conditions and suitability. Please check with one of our friendly hosts at the MOTAT Shops

  • Village Handcrafts Demonstration

    Learn Victorian era crafts with MOTAT every Sunday. We have a wide range of craft activities which change throughout the year. Activities have included knitting crafts and spinning yarn on a wheel.

Past Events

Previous Weekend Experiences include...