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Railways and Transport Attractions near to Frome
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Yeovil Railway Centre (7 miles)
Yeovil
Yeovil Railway Centre Steam hauled train rides, a minature railway, vistor centre/museum and much more! A great visit for train enthusiasts and the like.
Gartell Light Railway (14 miles)
Templecombe
Gartell Light Railway Step back in time to a more leisurely age and ride through the beautiful Blackmore Vale countryside along the route of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway.
Wareham Boat Hire (22 miles)
Wareham
Wareham Boat Hire is a boat hire company offering Motor Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle Boards and Rowing Boats for hire on the beautiful River Frome from Wareham. We also offer BCU courses, paddle power, cruises and boat trips.
Seaton Tramway (23 miles)
Seaton
Seaton Tramway A fun day out for all the family. Ride on one of our trams and take a step back in time. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Devon.
Pecorama (25 miles)
Beer
Pecorama is a railway themed all weather attraction with a passenger carrying miniature steam railway, model railway exhibition, multi levelled indoor play area for children up to 12 years, outdoor play areas, glorious gardens and crazy golf.
Beer Heights Light Railway (25 miles)
Seaton
Beer Heights Light Railway Considered by many the finest 7¼ inch gauge railway in Britain, the route includes bridges, extensive sidings, one impressively steeply graded, set in the hillside above Wildway Park with wonderful views over Lyme Bay to distant Portland Bill.
East Somerset Railway (26 miles)
Shepton Mallet
East Somerset Railway (ESR) is an ex-Great Western Railway branch line running through the Mendip hills near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. Steam trains run April - October and December with Santa Specials, with a 5-mile round trip. We have volunteer staff who are very knowledgeable and will give you all the help you need and...
The Big Canoe (29 miles)
Poole Harbour
The Big Canoe is an opportunity for families with children to explore the coastal waters of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island paddling a huge Open Canadian Canoe.
Swanage Railway (30 miles)
Swanage
Swanage Railway Visitors can experience a unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.
Bournemouth Eye (31 miles)
Bournemouth
Bournemouth Eye Riders will be enchanted with a spectacular panoramic view of the English Channel and surrounding area for up to 20 miles from the highest public observation point in Bournemouth.
Exmouth Model Railway (39 miles)
Exmouth
Exmouth Model Railway Come and see the British Countryside in miniature with 20 trains weaving their way through 115 scale miles of varied landscape; the villages, towns, stations, traffic, people and even birds in the trees all authentic to the last meticulous detail.
Bath Boating Station (41 miles)
Bath
Bath Boating Station Rowing, punting and canoeing on the delightful River Avon. Keep an eye out for kingfishers and otters! And don't forget there are options to share the rowing so start beefing up the kids!
Devon Railway Centre (41 miles)
Tiverton
Devon Railway Centre offers a unique interactive fun rail experience with unlimited train rides around the centre and opportunities for you to become involved! Children can even clip the tickets and wave the flag to start the trains.
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway (41 miles)
Bristol
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway 5 inch gauge railway attraction includes a Tunnel, Motive Power Depot, Carriage Sheds, Turntable and Automatic Signalling System.
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust (42 miles)
Watchet
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust The Museum Contains relics from the former Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway which ran from Bath to Bournemouth with branchlines to Highbridge, Burnham on Sea, Wells and Bridgwater. All finally closing in 1966.
Avon Valley Railway (42 miles)
Bristol
Avon Valley Railway This attraction takes young and old back to the trains of yesteryear. Your train will be pulled by a restored steam engine and you can enjoy food and drink in a restored carriage. Not forgetting special trips aboard Thomas the Tank Engine and Santa Steam Specials during the year.
The Matthew of Bristol (43 miles)
Bristol
The Matthew of Bristol A replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497, The Matthew is available to visit in the Bristol Floating Harbour and you can take a trip out on her as well.
Bristol Packet Boat Rides (43 miles)
Bristol
Bristol Packet Boat Rides A wonderful selection of differing cruises, ranging from a quick trip around the floating harbour to a full excursion under the Clifton Bridge, through Avon Gorge and down the Bristol Channel!
Brunels SS Great Britain (44 miles)
Bristol
Brunels SS Great Britain Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the glass ‘sea’ to discover the...
Bristol Ferry Boat Co (44 miles)
Bristol
Bristol Ferry Boat Co Bristol Ferries run services every day of the year except Christmas Day. Catch one of our timetabled boats and use it like a bus or simply sit on board for a round trip and take in the sights and sounds of Bristol's past and present. Swans, ducks and geese quacking. Cormorants fanning their wings... Look...
Fort Victoria Model Railway (47 miles)
Yarmouth
Fort Victoria Model Railway An extensive indoor model railway with two large tracks and plenty to find amongst the model scenery. One track is under construction so you can see how they are built too!
West Somerset Railway (47 miles)
Minehead
West Somerset Railway is a 20 mile steam railway running between Bishops Lydeard (Nr. Taunton) and Minehead. The railway has ten Stations, three museums, Locomotive Turntable, On train Buffet Car and Bar, Gift Shop and Turntable Cafe. New feature: iOS and Andorid Heritage Hunter Treasure Hunt App.
The Golden Hind at Brixham (51 miles)
Brixham
The Golden Hind at Brixham There's so much to see and explore above and below its five decks, with many hands on exhibits giving the visitor of all ages a wonderful insight to the incredible life at sea in Tudor times.
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway (51 miles)
Paignton
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway is the holiday line from Paignton with steam trains running in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes to Kingswear for Dartmouth.
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (51 miles)
Exbury
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway Outdoor Adventure Play Area, brand new for 2014, is a must-stop destination for younger visitors, with a basket swing, climbing apparatus and a slide, with easy access to the toilet facilities, and only a stone’s throw away from the Tea Rooms. Summer is a favourite time for families.
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway (53 miles)
Eastleigh
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway Come and ride on our 1 and a quarter mile track to the children's playground and picnic area by the lakes at Monks Brook Halt.
River Link (55 miles)
Dartmouth
River Link Pleasure boat cruises and trips up and down the River Dart, from Dartmouth to Totnes in Devon, UK.
South Devon Railway (58 miles)
Buckfastleigh
South Devon Railway 'The South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.'
Isle of Wight Steam Railway (60 miles)
Ryde
Isle of Wight Steam Railway Five-mile steam railway using Victorian and Edwardian locomotives and carriages. Other attractions include souvenir shop, refreshments and children's playground, gardens and woodland walk. Great idea if you are looking for family days out on the isle of wight.
Adventure Wonderland (32 miles)
Christchurch
Adventure Wonderland If you're a would-be Pirate, an intrepid Explorer, a Mad Hatter or just a plain old fashioned Fun Lover, then you and your family have got a real treat in store at this all inclusive theme park! Indoor play open even when park is seasonally closed.
Badger Watch Dorset (6 miles)
Dorchester
Badger Watch Dorset An evening in the country the kids will never forget: their high quality hides have recorded a 100% sightings record over the last three years, so you are virtually guaranteed to see some of these wonderful creatures foraging for food under the floodlights.
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (10 miles)
Dorchester
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park Modest domestic animal park and pleasant gardens to keep your little ones busy while your big ones use the college Adventure Days to try archery, orienteering, high and low ropes courses, canoeing and kayaking!
Abbotsbury Swannery (12 miles)
Weymouth
Abbotsbury Swannery This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. The kids should take cameras and sketchbooks plus binoculars for elusive cygnets.
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (14 miles)
Weymouth
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is an indoor and outdoor attraction, with an indoor ocean tunnel and other amazing sea life displays. There are rides, a Splash Zone and an interactive rock pool. We also have animal feeding sessions and a water park play area.
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (18 miles)
Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium Come face to face with local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast. Kids can interact with the sea creatures including the unique experience of hand feeding our shoal of tame mullet, holding a starfish and getting up close with a giant lobster.
Monkey World (18 miles)
Wareham
Monkey World is a 65-acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium (18 miles)
Wool
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium Essentially a sales aquarium but is still worth a visit with younger children who will particularly enjoy the seahorse display tanks. Serious supervision required.
Oceanarium (31 miles)
Bournemouth
Oceanarium brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe including clownfish, sea turtles, sharks and stingrays.
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (12 miles)
Abbotsbury
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm Children can cuddle the guinea pigs, ride the ponies, race the tractors, play in the large undercover play area and bottle feed the baby goats. The baby goats also race around a track twice a day, after the race the children are invited to take a goat for a warm down walk on a lead.
Farmer Palmers (22 miles)
Poole
Farmer Palmers Hands-on animal events, outdoor play, indoor soft play areas & toddler/baby facilities. Serving home cooked food in large restaurant, your children will have a fun day whatever the weather! - The best, value for money, visitor attraction for children 8yrs and under
Putlake Adventure Farm (29 miles)
Swanage
Putlake Adventure Farm 30 acres of fun, lots of farm animals with feeding opportunities, 3 level indoor soft play centre, bouncy castles, trampolines, outdoor play area with sandpits, pedal go karts, pedal tractors and full size tractor trailer rides.
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre (30 miles)
Verwood
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre As well as the rescued wildlife enjoy a Go-Kart Arena, Mini Pedal Tractors, Straw Fun Barn, Wooden Play Area, Sand Pit, Children's Fair Ground Rides (in season), and Toddlers' Toy Area. New features include the zip wire and a reptiliary house!
The Keep Military Museum (9 miles)
Dorchester
The Keep Military Museum Military Museum covering the history of the regiments of Devon and Dorset over three hundred years. A number of exhibits, including lots of medals and weapons. An excellent view from the top if you like heights
The Tutankhamun Exhibition (9 miles)
Dorchester
The Tutankhamun Exhibition Meticulously recreated chambers and treasures (plus the genuine articles too) provide a thrilling historical experience akin to discovering the tomb yourselves!
Dinosaur Museum (9 miles)
Dorchester
Dinosaur Museum Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world.Actual fossils, skeletons, and life size dinosaur reconstructions combine with audio visual, hands on, computer and CD-ROM displays to excite, enthral, and entertain the visitor.
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum (9 miles)
Dorchester
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum Visit Edward Bear and his family of people sized bears, in loveable Teddy Bear House! It's really just bears… but there are LOADS AND LOADS of them!
The Tank Museum (17 miles)
Bovington
The Tank Museum Houses the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks onwards. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.
Lyme Regis Museum (17 miles)
Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis Museum is a family oriented museum on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast offering frequent fossil hunting walks, family fun days, quizzes, dressing up and lots more for all ages. Come and see the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur, learn about Mary Anning’ s fossil hunting prowess and William Buckland’s dinosaur pooh table.
Portland Museum (20 miles)
Portland
Portland Museum Learn about the people, maritime history and Jurassic history of Portland plus enjoy the beautiful grounds at this reasonably priced museum
Gold Hill Museum and Garden (21 miles)
Shaftesbury
Gold Hill Museum and Garden Local life and history are portrayed here through artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town’s first fire engine. Plus award winning garden.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Frome with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Dorset can enjoy the great day out as well.



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