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Railways and Transport Attractions near to Newcastleton
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Solway Aviation Museum (16 miles)
Calisle
Solway Aviation Museum A fascinating collection of aviation items from WW2 through to the 1960. Real aircraft you can climb aboard and explore. Learn what about the daily lives of children during WW2, and use our interactive computers to see and hear the story of Britain's Space programme.
South Tynedale Railway (29 miles)
Alston
South Tynedale Railway Preserved steam and diesel locomotives from Britain and overseas run between Alston Station (875 feet above sea level) and Kirkhaugh, following part of the old Haltwhistle to Alston branch line along the Tyne Valley in North East Cumbria.
Ullswater Steamers (35 miles)
Glenridding
Ullswater Steamers Lake cruises surrounded by some of the highest mountains and home to many different birds and animals. Come and sail with us and uncover our darkest secrets. Our Round The Lake ticket gives you time to explore, fish for tiddlers or play I spy with your free 'Sammy' guide onboard...
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway (41 miles)
Leadhills
The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway Visit Scotland's highest villages and enjoy a run on the narrow gauge railway which operates from Leadhills to Wanlockhead. Britain's highest adhesion railway, reaching 1498ft above sea level!
Heatherslaw Light Railway (42 miles)
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Heatherslaw Light Railway A 15” gauge railway which runs from Heatherslaw Mill to Etal Village - a return journey of 50 minutes
Tanfield Railway (49 miles)
Gateshead
Tanfield Railway With an unparalleled history dating back to 1725, spectacular scenery and a truly unique atmosphere, it is no wonder that the Tanfield Railway is the North East's biggest and most popular steam railway.
Puffin Cruises (50 miles)
Amble
Puffin Cruises Take a boat trip around Coquet Island to see the puffins, terns, ducks and seals. Also a lighthouse, built by monks and ruins of a monastery window is visible.
Stainmore Railway Company Ltd (53 miles)
Kirkby Stephen
Stainmore Railway Company Ltd A heritage railway run by volunteers that operates at weekends and is free to visit. Events and operational days held throughout the year. Large range of really cool locomotives too see, plus 3 cats that have taken up residence!
Bowes Railway (53 miles)
Gateshead
Bowes Railway Originally a colliery railway built to carry coal, it opened in 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways. It is the only operational preserved standard gauge rope-hauled railway in the world.
Windermere Lake Cruises (53 miles)
Bowness
Windermere Lake Cruises Magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands as you sail by. A wide range of trip types available.
Golden Gate Boat Trips (53 miles)
Seahouses
Golden Gate Boat Trips For boat trips you'll always remember. Explore Grace Darling's Lighthouse on Longstone Island, the Inner Farne Bird Sanctuary and Staple Island Bird Sanctuary and see grey seals, puffins and shags.
Prince Bishop River Cruiser (57 miles)
Durham
Prince Bishop River Cruiser - is a one hour cruise that takes in many of the city's sights from the unique perspective of the River Wear. On the trip to the Cathedral you will take in some spectacular views of the cities bridges, the castle and many of the Durham University buildings.
The Royal Yacht Britannia (57 miles)
Edinburgh
The Royal Yacht Britannia See five decks of this famous ship with your complimentary audio guide.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre (25 miles)
Selkirk
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre Visit the Salmon Centre and watch live footage from the Cauld: you might just spot a wild Salmon battling it's way through the water! There is also a brass rubbing nature trail, fully restored working waterwheel, and wildlife such as otters, red squirrel, roe deer, badgers, bats, owls, heron and foxes.
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch (36 miles)
Peebles
Tweed Valley Osprey Watch Two osprey watch centres showing live images from an osprey nest in the Tweed Valley Forest Park and other wildlife features.
Textile Towerhouse (17 miles)
Hawick
Textile Towerhouse A beautifully restored building which uses period rooms combined with modern audiovisuals to tell the the turbulent story of the town and the tower. Plus changing special exhibitions and vintage children's schoolroom with smart dress up and craft activities!
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre (26 miles)
Selkirk
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre Weavers of the world's largest range of Pure New Wool Tartans. Working mill, museum and visitor centre.
Coldstream Museum (39 miles)
Coldstream
Coldstream Museum In addition to a varied programme of exhibitions and workshops, the Museum houses permanent displays exploring the history of the parish. Other features include an indoor children's play area, shop and a courtyard with picnic table.
Teviotdale Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Hawick Borders
Teviotdale Leisure Centre Lagoon style swimming pool with a soft play centre and cafe to ensure a busy family day out.
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum (23 miles)
Jedburgh
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum Get a taste of life behind bars in this 1820s jail: a model prison in its day but now pretty spooky! Children's guides available.
Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre (23 miles)
Jedburgh
Mary Queen Of Scots Visitor Centre Highly educational and quite fascinating besides! The period feel inside the house has been preserved, while thoughtful design lets the story of Mary's life unfold in a lively way.
Bowhill House and County Estate (25 miles)
Selkirk
Bowhill House and County Estate Bowhill sits at the heart of this beautiful estate in the Scottish Borders where the countryside has been managed by the Buccleuch family for successive generations.
Trimontium Heritage Centre (29 miles)
Melrose
Trimontium Heritage Centre Ride the Newstead charger; explore the Blacksmith's workshop, Roman kitchen and pottery; plus a series of illustrated panels and modern artefact display cases. Guided walks available around the grounds.
Traquair House (31 miles)
Peeblesshire
Traquair House House and grounds with plenty for families including a Maze, woodland and willow tunnels to explore, mini adventure playground for all ages plus separate toddler area, workshops and activity sheets. Open from April to November.
Floors Castle (32 miles)
Kelso
Floors Castle A truly family castle loved and lived in by many generations of Roxburghes, wonderful for exploring and great for inspiring little daydreamers. Play on the adventure playground, binge on perennials in the Walled Garden, plus spot woodpeckers and red squirrels on the forest and river walks. Blissful!
Border Ice Rink (33 miles)
Kelso
Border Ice Rink Ice rink with one public Sunday session as well as hosting curling and skating clubs.
Rock UK Whithaugh Park (< 1 mile)
Newcastleton
Rock UK Whithaugh Park Zip wires, low ropes courses, mountain biking, indoor swimming, grass sledging, inflatable games and so much more: a terrific range of thrilling, bonding family adventures!
7stanes Glentress (35 miles)
Peebles
7stanes Glentress Family friendly mountain biking trails with a wide range of gentle to exhilarating rides and with a Visitors Centre, Cafe and Bike Hire.
The Peebles Spy Treasure Trail (35 miles)
Peebles
The Peebles Spy Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore the Scottish Borders? The Peebles Spy Trail is one of many in the area. These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a family walk and solve an intriguing mystery.
Wilton Lodge Park (17 miles)
Hawick
Wilton Lodge Park is a picturesque town park with tree lined walks, river and waterfall, glass house with aviary and walled gardens. Bowling, putting, crazy golf, tennis courts and croquet also available!
Jedforest Deer and Farm Park (20 miles)
Jedburgh
Jedforest Deer and Farm Park Lots of animals from tiny hamsters to enormous cows plus rare breeds section, outdoor adventure playground and covered play area, plus nature trails and pond dipping. 100% disabled access by quad safari!
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre (25 miles)
Jedburgh
Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre There's lots of events, exhibitions and walks for all the family, boasting the biggest play park in the Borders! It's a great day out, whatever the weather!
Kailzie Gardens (34 miles)
Peebles
Kailzie Gardens 15 acres of garden for woodland and burnside walks. Large walled garden containing herbaceous borders, formal rose garden, greenhouses and much more including a nicely done children's corner.
The Hirsel Estate (39 miles)
Coldstream
The Hirsel Estate With wonderful walks around the lake and through the mysterious Dundock Wood; Homestead Museum; crafts market; seasonal wildflower explosions and a small children's play area with tearoom. Lovely!
Bowhill Stables (25 miles)
Selkirk
Bowhill Stables offer lessons, off road scenic hacks and pony trekking with forest and moorland terrain, plus outdoor adventure playground.
Nenthorn Equestrian Centre (33 miles)
Kelso
Nenthorn Equestrian Centre All weather riding facility offering lessons for all ages, Pony Club for over 6s, and hacking for over 16s. Plenty of activity programming too.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Newcastleton 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 Borders can enjoy the great day out as well.



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