On an overcast Saturday morning we decided to go and visit Shildon. 25mins away and host to the Railway museum. It's quite impressive, you can get in the drivers seats on a few of the trains and get up close to nearly all of them. Oh, and it's all completely free!
One thing we did find out though, the cafe doesn't take cards. So after buying all the hot chocolates and cakes we than couldn't pay for them! Nicky had to nip off to the local garage to get some money out, so be warned to take some cash with you for that.