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Sherwood Forest Railway Take a ride on this fun narrow gauge railway that trundles through the heart of Sherwood Forest, running for 1 mile through the area’s farm land, with 2 crossings, a tunnel, and a couple of cute 5 8ths scale locomotives the kids will love, pulling open carriages behind them.
Newark Air Museum The UKâs largest volunteer managed aviation museum with 75 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. 2 large Display Hangars housing more than 50 airframes; engine / artefacts displays; caf;© and large shop. Regular special events and education programmes available for...
North Scarle Miniature Railway A cute ground level, five and seven and a quarter inch gauge track going some 2000ft. Scattered running days so always check before leaving, but they do also offer events and the classic Santa Special seasonally.
Midland Railway Centre It’s a day out for the whole family with model and miniature railways plus a country park as well as heritage steam and diesel locomotives operating and a host of other attractions. Sometimes you can see special visitors, be it Thomas the Tank Engine, a vintage Steam or historic Diesel Loco.
Great Central Railway Nottingham offers 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire. We are also home to static displays, a large Miniature Railway, Model Railways, Road Transport Collection and Play Area, with a Cafe and Gift Shop as well.
Crich Tramway Village Step aboard a vintage tram and travel back in time along a recreated village street complete with working pub. Explore fascinating exhibitions and watch trams being restored from the Workshop Viewing Gallery. Children's playground, tea rooms, shops, and Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail.
Steeple Grange Light Railway When you visit the railway you can enjoy a unique train ride through dramatic limestone scenery, discover fossils and wild flowers, learn about the railway and stare at the vintage rolling stock!
Peak Rail Welcomes you to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved railway.
Great Central Railway the place to meet Peppa and George, Villains and Superheroes, characters from Frozen, be scared at Halloween and be awestruck on Bonfire Night. Want to meet Santa? He’s on the trains in up to Christmas with presents for you!
Battlefield Line Railway Running pleasing journeys between their 2 stations alongside Ashby Canal, with the HQ at Shackerston boasting loco shed and main rolling stock plus their Victorian Tea Room and Souvenir Shop. There's also a museum within a short walk. Lovely!
Churnet Valley Railway A ride on a steam train is always a great idea for a family day out in Staffordshire, and there are special children's events during some of the school holidays.
This year we shall be featuring "Wallace and Gromit" and also "Peppa Pig and George".
Kirklees Light Railway Come along and take a 50 minute steam hauled return trip along 4 miles of 15" narrow gauge railway. The large visitor centre offers facilities for the whole family, including a new adventure playground, indoor play area and a miniature railway.
Foxton Boat Services Site of the Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift, a remarkable piece of Victorian engineering, plus the longest staircase locks in the country. Passenger trips and private day hire available. Set in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside, brimming with heritage.
Foxton Canal Museum Models, interactive displays, and a wide range of waterway artefacts tell the story of the lift, the Locks, the waterways and the people who lived on the canals. Free admission for accompanied children.
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway The lake railway uses miniature narrow gauge steam engines on its trains to give a scenic 3 mile return trip along the side of Rudyard Lake.
Special family events at Bank holidays, children's parties and Santa trains in December. See website for details
Stoke on Trent
Foxfield Railway Relax with the heritage railway's unique brand of nostalgia, gently winding through a 5.5 mile steam journey through beautiful picturesque North Staffordshire countryside on numerous gradients. Charming!
Amerton Railway is a mile long 2 foot gauge line with spectacular seasonal specials, regular open days great for family trips, a railway museum and tours available of the Locomotive Shed. Get your trainspotters into their anoraks!
Scalextric Racing Race around recognisably world famous race tracks without risking your neck. 6000 Square feet of floor space for teeny tiny race frenzy! Plus excellent stockists and they can repair your own little cars too!
Nene Valley Railway Enjoy a vintage train ride, explore the travelling post office, and learn the difference between diesel and traction engines. And for good reasons, their Thomas is considered the 'official' Thomas The Tank Engine!
Echills Wood Railway The train ride consists of a circular tour with optional change at Far Leys for adventure playground, summer paddle boats and car park, You can travel on a variety of 7 1/4 inch gauge steam, diesel and electric locomotives. The complete journey time is approx 20 minutes.
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway We are the only standard gauge steam railway in Lincolnshire open to the public. The location is part of the original Great Northern Railway which opened in 1848.
Brookside Miniature Railway Superb train ride for families and enthusiasts. Authentic detail in near half-mile circuit through the beautiful gardens of a large garden centre. Authentic GWR station, full-size signal box and museum of railway relics.
The Chasewater Railway Standard Gauge Heritage Railway set in Chasewater country park, 4 mile round trip with steam and diesel engines and vintage carriages. Accredited Museum, Model Railway, also a narrow gauge miners style line, tea room and Sunday Carvery, gift shops. We are a Volunteer run charity.
Ferry Meadows Railway Offering a 60 seater countryside train ride around Coney Meadow, past the Overton and Lynch Lakes, before arriving at Gunwade near a waterspouts centre! Add in the playgrounds at either end and you've got a great day out for kids!
Middleton Railway The oldest working railway in the world! In the modern Engine House learn how Leeds made more locomotives than any other city or town in England. Complete your visit with a ride on the train, tickets normally valid all day.
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre Occupies a unique spot in the heart of the Pennine countryside. More importantly, it is the longest canal tunnel in Britain and makes a perfect family day out in Yorkshire.
Newcastle Under Lyme
Apedale Valley Light Railway is a volunteer-operated narrow gauge train which uses heritage steam and diesel locomotives for a short ride alongside the Apedale Community Country Park.
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway is a popular miniature steam railway situated in Cleethorpes that is two miles long. Trains run every weekend and school holiday throughout the course of the year. With a gift shop, cafe, pub and a museum will keep the kids occupied!
Coventry Transport Museum The largest collection of British Road Transport in the world with over 230 cars and commercial vehicles, 250 cycles and 100 motorcycles. Fun for all the family!
Arctic Corsair Come aboard Hull’s last sidewinder trawler the Arctic Corsair and let the crew take you on a guided tour and capture their imagination. Hear all about life at sea and the dangers deepsea trawlermen faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds.
Midland Air Museum Exhibits range from the magnificent Avro Vulcan bomber through more than 30 other historic aircraft, both civil and military, aero engines and other artefacts, to a wide range of memorabilia. A good family day out for if your smalls like vehicles of any description!
Allostock Miniature Railway Miniature Railway within the grounds of a garden centre which also offers a play area for 5 to 11 year olds, Toby the self drive tram and a cafe. Helps take the pain out of shopping for the smalls!
Northampton and Lamport Railway A great steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway, located in the Northamptonshire countryside at Pitsford and Brampton Station, just 5 miles of Northampton. Day Rover tickets for unlimited travel. Lots of events going on throughout the year.
Sywell Aviation Museum Discover the history of aviation in Northamptonshire, both civilian and military, with plenty to see, including aircraft cockpits, uniforms, photos, dioramas and more! Free parking, free entry and aircraft viewing area...perfect for the kids!
York Boat Options include sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises, private hire, self drive motor boats, disco cruises and Christmas cruises.
Springfield Park Model Railway Model railway in a good sized park with a childrens play area, space for games and picnics, pond with geese and ducks to feed, football and cricket pitches plus tennis courts and outdoor gym.
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain, dating from 1895! A good idea if you're after fun family days out in Yorkshire.
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway Also know locally as 'Chassen Park', this is especially worth visiting on a Sunday when the Urmston and District Railway Society operate a miniature train around the park.
Wheelgate Adventure Park A land of thrilling rides, amazing attractions and exhilarating activities and the terrific new Robin Hood’s Waterpark and Splash Land! From the Runaway Mine Train roller coaster and challenging Mini Diggers, to the indoor soft play Pirate Ship and Tropical House the fun is endless!
Sundown Adventureland The Theme Park especially designed for the under 10’s. We have Adventure play areas, Cafes, Shops, plus lots lots more including the NEW Angry Birds zone!
White Post Farm Centre As well as meeting the animals and enjoying the walk in aviary, you can zoom around on go-karts, catch a seasonal show, do a little shopping or even pick up a new pet!
Floralands Farm Park There is play equipment, a picnic area and a wide variety of animals to see and feed. As well as the Animal Farm Park, there is a Maize Maze, open from the end of July to October.
Ferry Farm Country Park A farm with plenty of animals to meet and handle, such as piglets, lambs, pygmy goats and more. Adventure playground, go karts and tractors, indoor soft play, and pony rides. Under 2s visit free.
Stonebridge City Farm is an urban farm in the middle of Nottingham! Free to visit and open every day, with a number of animals both big and small; which you can feed, pet and handle; play park and picnic area; plus amenities such as cafe, shop and toilets.
Wollaton Hall and Park Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building home to the city's Natural History Museum. Also see the Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, plus exhibitions exploring art and the environment.
Nottingham Industrial Museum A museum covering the industrial history of Nottingham from lacemaking to motorcycle manufacture. Steam day on the last Sunday of every month, plus a calendar of changing events during the year.
Water Meadows Leisure Lagoon features include Wave Machine; 50m Twister Flume; Geysers and Water Cannons; Falling Rapids Ride and Fast Drop Flume! Plus Pirate Galleon for kiddlywinks.
Playmania Indoor Playcentre A great location for an indoor adventure with 3 massive floors of play equipment and fun features, plus a spacious toddler zone and parent toddler sessions offered with bonus activities. Grown ups welcome to play too, so don't forget your socks!
Tumble Town Indoor Playcentre 3000 sq ft of indoor play area including climbing frames, a helter-skelter, slides, bouncing castle, soft play ball pools and supervised play. For under 7s.
Sutton In Ashfield
King and Miller Playzone Soft play in the King and Miller, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.