Octagon Theatre

All aboard for platform 50!

This year The Octagon are turning the theatre into a magical train platform for this year's four day festival.

Arriving at Platform 50 in the Octagon’s auditorium you'll embark on a magical adventure into the best-loved train stories of all time with Paddington Bear, Harry Potter, Thomas the Tank Engine and there’s even have a Brief Encounter. There’s also craft activities, storytelling and interactive songs for people of all ages to enjoy and you can visit the Lost Property Office where amongst the forgotten hats and coats are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered - children can rummage around and uncover secrets hidden for hundreds of years of special artefacts, paintings and historical gems.

Ancient Egypt is also one of the destinations, complete with River Nile and visitors can play in the desert or immerse themselves in the land of the Pharaohs uncovering hieroglyphics, building their very own pyramids and even encountering a mummy or two.