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Railways and Transport Attractions near to Huddersfield
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Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre (7 miles)
Marsden
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.
Kirklees Light Railway (8 miles)
Huddersfield
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.
Middleton Railway (13 miles)
Leeds
Middleton Railway The oldest working railway in the world. A working Accredited Museum of standard gauge industrial steam and diesel locomotives. 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 to where the Middleton Coal...
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway (14 miles)
Shipley
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty of Shipley Glen, near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. Looksa like a good idea if you're after fun family days out in Yorkshire.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (14 miles)
Keighley
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Step back in time and enjoy a train ride through the heart of Bronte country. Most services are operated by steam trains.
Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel (15 miles)
Keighley
Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel Over 50 TV and film productions have featured restored railway carriages from this multi-award winning museum. Sit in the carriages and imagine what rail travel used to be like with sound and video to bring the past to life and numerous signs, posters and small exhibits too.
Diggerland (17 miles)
Castleford
Diggerland An adventure park for kids and adults to drive their own dumper trucks, diggers and more! Children under 90cm high get in free but have limited access to rides.
Springfield Park Model Railway (19 miles)
Rochdale
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.
East Lancashire Railway (22 miles)
Bury
East Lancashire Railway The service operates historic steam trains from Rawtenstall to Heywood passing over viaducts and through tunnels.There are special events throughout the year, such as Santa Specials and Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (23 miles)
Skipton
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Pennine Boat Trips (24 miles)
Skipton
Pennine Boat Trips Public trips are run most days to Niffany or Snaygill through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales from the old market town of Skipton on the 200 year old Leeds and Liverpool canal.
Brookside Miniature Railway (24 miles)
Poynton
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.
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway (28 miles)
Urmston
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.
Cycle the Solar System (34 miles)
York
Cycle the Solar System Great added interest on this cycle track from York to Selby where a scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast main-line railway.
York Boat (36 miles)
York
York Boat Options include sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises, private hire, self drive motor boats, disco cruises and Christmas cruises.
Peak Rail (37 miles)
Matlock
Peak Rail Welcomes you to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved railway.
Steeple Grange Light Railway (37 miles)
Wirksworth
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!
Allostock Miniature Railway (38 miles)
Knutford
Allostock Miniature Railway Miniature Railway within the grounds of a garden centre which also offers a play area for 5-11 year olds, Toby the self drive tram and a nine hole miniature golf course.
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway (38 miles)
Leek
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
Lakeside Miniature Railway (39 miles)
Preston
Lakeside Miniature Railway Taking the smalls on a historic miniature railway is an unforgettable experience for kids and let's be honest we love it too!
Anderton Boat Lift (40 miles)
Northwich
Anderton Boat Lift Literally a huge machine to lift boats from one river into another, it's so much more exciting to see than the written word conveys! The exhibition has a high interactive content and an entertaining cinematic centrepiece.
Ribble Steam Railway (40 miles)
Preston
Ribble Steam Railway The Ribble Steam Railway on Chain Caul Road, Preston, is a family day out in the heart of Lancashire. The railway has been open to the public since September 2005. A visit to the site will not only give you the opportunity to travel along our 1½ mile dock and riverside line, but also access our...
Crich Tramway Village (41 miles)
Crich
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.
Churnet Valley Railway (41 miles)
Froghall
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"
Sherwood Forest Railway (42 miles)
Edwinstowe
Sherwood Forest Railway Take a ride on this fun narrow gauge railway that trundles through the heart of Sherwood Forest which runs for one mile through the areas farm land with two crossings a tunnel and a couple of stations cute 5 8ths scale locomotives the kids will love pulling open carriages behind them.
The West Lancashire Light Railway (44 miles)
Hesketh Bank
The West Lancashire Light Railway The whole family can also enjoy a visit, with the short train ride behind coal fired steam locomotives dating from 1898.
Midland Railway Centre (44 miles)
Ripley
Midland Railway Centre It’s a day out for the whole family with model/miniature railways and 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.
Halton Miniature Railway (45 miles)
Runcorn
Halton Miniature Railway Known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this railway system is staffed by volunteers. It has a track gauge of 7 and a quarter inches, and operates a passenger service in the Town Park.
Foxfield Railway (48 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Foxfield Railway Relax & experience the nostalgia of this unique heritage railway, winding you gently on a 5 1/2 mile round steam journey over ever changing gradients and through beautiful picturesque North Staffordshire countryside.
Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus (50 miles)
Lancaster
Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus is an alternative day out because we bring the outdoors indoors as we sail along the historic Lancaster Canal to the magnificent Lune Aqueduct, wildlife spotting along with fascinating historical landmark spotting as we sail along the Lancaster Canal. Free activity packs are available for all children on...
Model Railway Village (50 miles)
Southport
Model Railway Village It is not unusual for children to want to spend all day with their parents or grand parents at the Model Railway Village, just watching or following their favourite model train whilst it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape.
Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise (52 miles)
Liverpool
Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise A 50 minute journey on an iconic Mersey ferry that allows you to explore the river Mersey’s fascinating history and enjoy the stunning views and bracing sea air. A great trip for the whole family.
The Scarborough Spa Express (52 miles)
Carnforth
The Scarborough Spa Express What better way to enjoy the region's beautiful countryside and visit the historic city of York or the seaside town of Scarborough, than by travelling aboard a vintage steam hauled train? Classic and comfortable with huge windows and refreshment carriage on every train.
Fylde Society of Model Engineers (53 miles)
Thornton Cleveleys
Fylde Society of Model Engineers run a miniature railway on the playing fields adjoining Marsh Mill. Trains run Sunday and bank holiday afternoons throughout the year (weather permitting). All rides are free, donations most welcome. Live steam and electric locos on 3 different gauge tracks are used to haul trains of up to 15 passengers.
North Scarle Miniature Railway (54 miles)
Lincoln
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.
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway (55 miles)
Chester
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway is a 7 and a quarter gauge railway located in the beautiful surroundings of Chester's Grosvenor Park and is only a few minutes walk from the city centre. Fun for all the family and popular with young and old alike it has become one of Chester's top tourist attractions.
Showboats of Chester (56 miles)
Chester
Showboats of Chester Cruise along the beautiful River Dee, passing the sights of the historic City of Chester aboard our luxury boats, Lady Diana and Mark Twain.
Amerton Railway (56 miles)
Stowe-by-Chartley
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!
Newark Air Museum (57 miles)
Newark
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 Yorkshire Moors Railway (58 miles)
Pickering
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Britain's most popular Heritage Railway carrying over 300,000 passengers a year. Travelling through 18 miles of beautiful North York Moors National Park from the market town of Pickering to Grosmont. On many days throughout the year you can now continue your journey along the scenic Esk Valley to our...
Great Central Railway Nottingham (59 miles)
Ruddington
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.
Arctic Corsair (60 miles)
Hull
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. You'™ll hear all about life at sea and the dangers deep sea trawlermen faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds.
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (5 miles)
Halifax
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience is a tropical oasis packed with fish, quail, terrapin and butterflies as well as a collection of plants from all over the world, where families can enjoy the all year round tropical atmosphere to explore. Plus adventure playground.
Ponderosa (6 miles)
Batley
Ponderosa Disabled and disadvantaged children of all ages can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities. Huge selection of activities available involving rare breeds, reptile rooms, zip wire slides, beaches and sandpits, plus indoor and outdoor play areas.
SMJ Falconry (14 miles)
Oxenhope
SMJ Falconry A Bird of Prey centre with loads of owls, kestrels, falcons, hawks plus and eagle and a clever raven! Experience Days, Hawk Walks, Owl Encounters and Birthday Parties available. All give you a chance for a personal first hand experience.
Roundhay Tropical World (17 miles)
Leeds
Roundhay Tropical World - is home to a number of animals, including; crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous meerkat family! There is also a bird collection that includes rare species. The attraction is just three miles north of the city centre.
Charlottes (4 miles)
Dewsbury
Charlottes Farm and ice-cream parlour with giant inflatable slide, tractor rides, crazy golf, adventure playground, animals, and small indoor under 3s soft play area.
Swithens Farm and Play Barn (14 miles)
Leeds
Swithens Farm and Play Barn Farm site where you can meet and feed the animals, play in the indoor play barn with its 2-level play structure and separate toddler area and enjoy the cafe and farm shop too.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (15 miles)
Leeds
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is a city farm near Leeds city centre with farm animals, farm shop, cafe and a play area. There are gardens, wildlife habitats, woodland walks and a bird hide.
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park (1 miles)
Huddersfield
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park Museum set in parkland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and plenty to see and do inside too.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Huddersfield 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

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