How to make a flag for the Station To Station Queen’s Celebration

You will need

  • A printed copy of the Station to Station Queen’s Celebration official flag
  • Scissors
  • Colouring pens or pencils
  • Adhesive tape
  • A plastic straw

How to make your flag

Using your pens and pencils, colour-in the Station to Station Queen’s Celebration official flag

Once you have finished colouring in your flag, carefully, using scissors, cut two pieces of adhesive tape (you may need to ask an adult to help you here)

  1. Place half the adhesive tape on the reverse of the flag
  2. Next lay your straw next to your flag on the adhesive tape
  3. Wrap the remaining tape around the straw and onto the front of the flag

Well done, you have now created your very own Station to Station Queen’s Celebration official flag!!

Keep an eye on our website to see the time and date of your nearest Station to Station Queen’s Celebration event.

Keep an eye on our website to see the time and date of your nearest Station to Station Queen’s Celebration event.

Be sure to remember to bring your flag and take a photo of you waving it – images can be uploaded to our official Station to
Station Queen’s Celebration Facebook

Disclaimer: if you are under the age of 18 you must ask permission from an adult whenever uploading an image to Facebook

Peter's Railway

Peter’s Railway is an intriguing story about Peter and his Grandpa building and operating a miniature steam railway on a farm.

The books are written by Christopher Vine, a Chartered Engineer who loves railways and anything mechanical or electrical. They are his way of passing on his passion for engineering to today’s youngsters.

There are hardback books, paperbacks, and an Activity book. Between them they cover a huge range of stories, engineering and science.


Design a Train Competition!
What will trains look like in the future? Do you have a great idea for a new train?

Just download the Activity Sheet below, and follow the instructions, and you could be in for a chance to win the complete box set of signed Peter’s Railway books! Runner-ups will receive a signed copy of Book 1 from the series.

Information for parents

As a parent, it’s natural to worry about your child’s safety. Depending on the age of your child, their interest in rail safety and level crossings is likely to vary.

Younger children are often fascinated by trains and can be receptive to straightforward safety advice. Teenagers may prefer to be given the facts and then encouraged to think through the consequences of making a split-second decision which threatens their own, or others’ safety.

For more information on how to inform young children on how to be safe in or around our railways, please visit this website.


TeenTech are delighted to support the Station to Station celebrations.

Young people across the Uk are joining in our new TeenTech City of Tomorrow initiative where they share their ideas for a city of the future which is smarter, kinder and safer.

What would your station of the future look like? How could it become a real community hub?

This is a fun competition for both schools and families and the best ideas will be showcased at the International City of Tomorrow showcase in Autumn 2016. It’s a great way to understand more about careers in science, technology, engineering and construction.

If you are a family, school or local organisation who’d like to participate – register here for full details.


Grand Central Railways, in partnership with Fisher King Publishing, have come together to offer a fantastic competition, with the winner receiving a return journey ticket for a family of four (2 adult + 2 children) covering any journey on their services. 10 runners up will receive a signed copy of the latest book, Cones on the Rails.

The Rules!

You must be 12 years old or younger to enter
Your ‘Cone’ MUST be cone shaped
The ‘Cone’ name must start with Cone or have Cone within it e.g. Conespicuous (conspicuous), Coneductor (Conductor), Conetroller(Controller), Conestable (Constable)
Your design must demonstrate the name of your Cone: e.g. Conestable is a police-cone!

To enter!

Draw your new Cone Character, either on a computer or using a pencil and paper! Make sure to colour them in!
Ask a parent/guardian to scan/photograph/save your picture
Email your image to the author, Chris Madeley, at along with your name, age and contact telephone number.
The Winner and Runner-ups will be announced on the 10th June, HM The Queen’s official birthday.