Home Ed Day: Jolly Christmas Day

14 & 16 December 2022 / 10:00 – 17:00
The Postal Museum
£8 per ticket / £11 with Sorted!
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A festive day of activities for Home Educators, inspired by the popular children’s book – The Jolly Christmas Postman.

  • About the day
    On Home Ed days we don’t take school bookings. Activities are most suitable for particular age groups as indicated.

    Older and younger children are welcome to attend. Bear in mind the content of the activities may not be as engaging for them.

    2022 Dates:

    • Wednesday 14 December
    • Friday 16 December


    Key information:

    • Best for ages 4-7 (all ages welcome)
    • Interactive storytelling: The Jolly Christmas Postman – Deliver festive cheer at the busiest time of year.
    • Mail Rail ride and trail: Ride Mail Rail and follow an exhibition trail.
    • Creative activities: Festive crafts to make and take home.
    • Exhibition Galleries: Get hands-on in our interactive galleries.
    • Sorted! Postal Play Space: Optional extra for children aged 8 and under.
    • Curriculum links: Literacy, Maths, Art and Design, History
  • Information for Home Educators

    Visit our Home Educators page to read our FAQs for Home Educators and to find out more about other events, including Home Ed Self-led visits.


    Plan your day
    Your ticket will show your timeslot for Mail Rail ride, The Jolly Christmas Postman storytelling and Sorted! Postal Play Space (if you book this optional extra activity). Gallery activities are drop-in and will run throughout the day.

    Mail Rail ride (14 and 16 December) The Jolly Christmas Postman
    10.00 13.00 – 13.45
    10.30 13.00 – 13.45
    13.00 11.00 – 11.45
    13.30 11.00 – 11.45


    If you book Sorted! the session time will fit with the above activities.

Learning resources

Book tickets

Choose your ticket type and time slots.

£8.00 per ticket:

  • Museum exhibitions, Mail Rail ride and The Jolly Christmas Postman
  • Gallery trails and activities in Mail Rail depot


£11 per child ticket with Sorted! (children aged 8 and under):

  • The Postal Museum Exhibitions, Mail Rail ride and The Jolly Christmas Postman
  • Gallery trails and activities in Mail Rail depot
  • 45-minute session in Sorted! The Postal Play Space

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