Do you enjoy days out in Scarborough? Can you be creative with words and have fun with rhyme*?
Enter our poetry competition for children aged 5-11.

Write a poem, long or short, about anything you like, perhaps what is happening in the world at the moment, or how you are feeling.

The winning poems will be announced on the 8th of June and will be displayed in the carriages over the summer holidays.

Entries must be emailed to centraltramwaycompany@gmail.com by 5pm on Friday the 22nd  of May along with your name, age, and school or a parent/guardian's contact email and phone number.


⇨ Final list to be confirmed! Prize list so far:
For help and information on writing your poem visit

* Don't worry your poem doesn't have to rhyme - have a look at one of our favourite seaside poems from Judith Nicholls about a picnic on the beach simply called: PICNIC.

Here are some simple ideas to get you started from our head judge, local poet and author Felix Hodcroft.