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Railways and Transport Attractions near to Lichfield
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The Chasewater Railway (5 miles)
Burntwood
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.
Echills Wood Railway (10 miles)
Sutton Coldfield
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.
Amerton Railway (14 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!
Battlefield Line Railway (16 miles)
Shackerstone
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!
Baggeridge Minature Railway (17 miles)
Dudley
Baggeridge Minature Railway A charming miniature gauge railway runs through the lovely park, with supporting acts including adventure playground, mountain biking, nature trails, fishing, horse riding and orienteering!
Coventry Transport Museum (23 miles)
Coventry
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!
Foxfield Railway (23 miles)
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!
Midland Air Museum (26 miles)
Baginton
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!
Coalyard Miniature Railway (27 miles)
Kidderminster
Coalyard Miniature Railway Kid size railway for a pleasing jaunt up and down the line, open most weekends. Runs parallel to the Severn Valley Railway tracks, with a mix of sit astride and sit in coaches.
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway (27 miles)
Bridgnorth
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.
Telford Steam Railway (28 miles)
Telford
Telford Steam Railway A classic and quite delightful working Steam Railway: at 1 in 39 one of the steepest railways in preservation.
Churnet Valley Railway (28 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"
Severn Valley Railway (29 miles)
Bewdley
Severn Valley Railway Historic rural railway line run with plenty for train enthusiasts to see and do. You may join the line from several stations, not just the one marked here as the address.
Woodseaves Miniature Railway (30 miles)
Market Drayton
Woodseaves Miniature Railway A lovely miniature steam railway that runs on Sundays from the beginning of March to September. There is also a lovely 16mm gauge model railway to enjoy. Inexpensive, old fashioned fun.
Midland Railway Centre (32 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.
Great Central Railway Nottingham (32 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.
Crich Tramway Village (32 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.
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway (32 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
Peak Rail (34 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 (34 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!
Avon Boating (34 miles)
Stratford Upon Avon
Avon Boating Varied multi season boat hire for families, from pedals to gondolas and plenty more.
Avonvale MES Miniature Railway (35 miles)
Alcester
Avonvale MES Miniature Railway Perfect for those interested in locomotives and kids who just want to see something fun and different. Running on coal fired steam and diesel engines, you'll enjoy your ride, taking in all the sights as you head down the tracks.
Foxton Boat Services (37 miles)
Market Harborough
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 (37 miles)
Market Harborough
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.
Evesham Vale Light Railway (39 miles)
Evesham
Evesham Vale Light Railway - is a narrow gauge steam railway running regular passenger trains every weekend and main school holidays throughout the year.
The Handsam Boat Company (41 miles)
Evesham
The Handsam Boat Company Offering jaunts down the River Avon either by guided covered group tour, private hire motor boat or a family sized row boat. Departing from the award winning Abbey Park.
Allostock Miniature Railway (45 miles)
Knutsford
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 nine hole miniature golf course. The centre also has a café.
Sherwood Forest Railway (45 miles)
Edwinstowe
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.
Northampton and Lamport Railway (46 miles)
Chapel Brampton
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.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (48 miles)
Toddington
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway The GWR is a steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock. In addition to a scheduled service, GWR hosts a number of galas and enthusiast€™ events...
Brookside Miniature Railway (49 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.
Anderton Boat Lift (51 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.
Sywell Aviation Museum (51 miles)
Northampton
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!
Newark Air Museum (53 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...
Silverstone (54 miles)
Towcester
Silverstone Visit the home of British Motor Racing, built on the site of World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone. Guided tours available. Events held throught the year. Camping available.
Showboats of Chester (57 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.
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway (57 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.
North Scarle Miniature Railway (58 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.
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway (58 miles)
Broomy Hill
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway Ride extensive twin track Miniature Railway supporting all gauges and boasting a fleet of cute miniature locomotives! Broomy Hill Station has a great hands on railway for the kids to play with and a museum too. All you've got to do is catch it open!
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway (58 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.
Halton Miniature Railway (59 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.
Llangollen Wharf (60 miles)
Llangollen
Llangollen Wharf Experience for yourself the pleasure of a horse drawn boat trip on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, or a motorised cruise which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
Drayton Manor Theme Park (6 miles)
Tamworth
Drayton Manor Theme Park For total family entertainment visit the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire. Thomas Land is being expanded this year! Drayton Manor also has Europeâs only Thomas Landâ¢, which features wonderful themed rides and attractions based on characters, including...
Alton Towers (21 miles)
Alton
Alton Towers Ranging from the world's first 14 looping roller coaster to Ice Age 4D Experience, there are many attractions for all ages including Cbeebies Land and the exciting new Enchanted Forest feature opening in April! Height restrictions 1.4m apply on many rides.
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (13 miles)
Stafford
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (21 miles)
Eccleshall
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre is a small sanctuary for unwanted and mistreated exotic animals and birds of prey. Home to a wide variety of creatures including, Owls, Hawks, Snakes, Monkeys, Raccoons, Wild cats, Lizards,Fruit bats, Falcons, Terrapins and also new activity packs for kids!
Monkey Forest (25 miles)
Trentham
Monkey Forest Unique to the UK! The only place you can walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques in 60 acres of beautiful English forest. Guides are located on the three quarter mile path to inform you of all the monkeys’ behaviour ensuring you have an exciting and memorable day.
Blackbrook Zoological Park (27 miles)
Winkhill
Blackbrook Zoological Park They have a wealth of attractions on offer to see, including rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles, insects, kid's favourite Lemur Lodge, Pelican Cove, Swan Lake and the utterly charming World of Penguins!
Ash End House Childrens Farm (8 miles)
Tamworth
Ash End House Childrens Farm offer lots of friendly animals to feed and stroke. Three Play areas, Indoor Toddlers Barn, Family Games Yard, Crazy golf and lots of fun activities for the children. Plus Jumping Pillow, Tractor and Trailer Rides and visit our new Falconry Centre!
National Forest Adventure Farm (10 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
National Forest Adventure Farm - is an award winning family farm and adventure park. Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn. Special events for Easter, May Half Term and the famous Maize Maze from July- September

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

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