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Colne Valley Railway

Colne Valley RailwayYeldham Road
Castle Hedingham
Telephone: 01787 461174


Colne Valley Railway

Bring your family to come and sample the vintage atmosphere and take a charming hour long ride on an award winning period country railway! This is a really pretty little line scattered along the route with relocated station buildings, antique signal boxes and handsome bridges, all lovingly restored and rebuilt by enthusiasts.

They've got a large and varied collection of operational vintage steam and diesel engines plus carriages and wagons which roundly represent much of their Railway Heritage. It's a nice pace to explore with little chuff lovers but it's also a great trip to bring a grandparent or two along on.

There's also a handmade track of 100 metres with a miniature model railway running around it alongside a tunnel, past stations and over bridges, with a castle and a lake too! It's a lovely little recent addition that the kids will really enjoy: see if they can spot Nessie in the lake!

And in between the 2 they have a 650 metres long 7 and a quarter gauge railway too! Big, medium and small: why not get a photo of the family members in front of each of them to suit their size? Or swap them round for a giggle. There's a buffet car cafe and a gift shop (of course!) to spend a little time (and money) in too, but if you're watching the pennies take your wells instead and head for the Woodland Walk which is open early May until the end of September but at least a little muddy almost the entire time, so it's not suitable for those in normal shoes or for pushchairs.

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It may be worth checking out Colne Valley Railway's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Colne Valley Railway before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Selected dates year round, primarily from June to December. Full schedule available online at their website

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Operating Day (10.30 AM til 5 PM):

Adults £8

Child £4

Senior £6

Family (2 & 2) £22

Operating Day with Steam (10.30 AM til 5 PM)

Adults £9

Child £5

Senior £7

Family £26

Many more special events available online


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Colne Valley RailwayYeldham Road
Castle Hedingham
Telephone: 01787 461174