If you know any other great railways and transport attractions near Northampton not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Railways and Transport Attractions near to Northampton
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Northampton and Lamport Railway (4 miles)
Chapel Brampton
Northampton and Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside. Lots of events going on throughout the year.
Sywell Aviation Museum (6 miles)
Northampton
Sywell Aviation Museum Based in the lovely Art Deco surroundings of Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell Aviation Museum charts the history of aviation in Northamptonshire both civilian and military with aircraft cockpits, uniforms, photos, dioramas and more! Expanded in 2011 and 2012 to nearly double its original size. Free parking, free...
Foxton Canal Museum (18 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.
Foxton Boat Services (18 miles)
Market Harborough
Foxton Boat Services Site of the Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift, a remarkable piece of Victorian engineering, soon to be undergoing restoration. Many hundreds of canal boats pass through the locks every year, providing a colourful attraction. Wildlife, flora and fauna thrive in the ideal habitat.
Summerfields Miniature Railways (24 miles)
Bedford
Summerfields Miniature Railways On public running days children and parents alike can come and watch and ride on real miniature steam trains. There are three separate outdoor tracks for different gauges of train. It is run by the Bedford Model Engineering Society.
Leighton Buzzard Railway (25 miles)
Leighton Buzzard
Leighton Buzzard Railway A heritage steam railway and working museum, we offer a relaxing 70-minute return train ride, hauled in most cases by a historic steam locomotive. Discover our own fascinating history, dating back to the dark days of the First World War, and experience the vanished world of narrow-gauge light railways.
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (26 miles)
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre - is a working steam museum where you can step back in time to the steam age. On steaming open days visitors can ride in vintage carriages pulled by a full sized steam engine and on our extensive miniature railway.
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!
Fancott Miniature Railway (26 miles)
Luton
Fancott Miniature Railway 7¼ inch Miniature Railway based within the grounds of The Fancott Pub and Restaurant. The railway is ¼ mile in length and circles around our playing field; we also have a small play area on site.
Coventry Transport Museum (28 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!
Nene Valley Railway (31 miles)
Peterborough
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!
Avon Boating (34 miles)
Stratford Upon Avon
Avon Boating Varied multi season boat hire for families, from pedals to gondolas and plenty more.
Cherwell Boat House (36 miles)
Oxford
Cherwell Boat House Rowing boats, canoes and punts for hire: what a great idea for a bit of family fun while you are in Oxford.
Battlefield Line Railway (37 miles)
Shackerstone
Battlefield Line Railway Jump aboard a steam train which runs along Ashby canal for a lot of the journey - is nearby Bosworth Battlefield Country Park wich is worth a visit
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats (37 miles)
Oxford
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats Rowing is fun and relaxing and a great way to spend a sunny afternoon on the river, pedalos and punts also available. You can hire the boat for an hour or if you want to make a day of it, just stay on the river as long as you like, simply returning the row boat to the boathouse before sunset.
Oxford River Cruises (37 miles)
Oxford
Oxford River Cruises A trip aboard an Edwardian River Launch in Oxford offers a taste of a slower life, where cares drift away with the gentle flow of the water and life’s pleasures can be enjoyed to their utmost. Great idea for a family day out in Oxfordshire.
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway (38 miles)
Chinnor
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway A seven mile train journey on a steam engine: great for a family day out with the kids, especially train mad ones!!
Echills Wood Railway (40 miles)
Sutton Coldfield
Echills Wood Railway Circular tour with optional change at picnic station for trains to Far Leys car park, using a variety of 7 and quarter inch gauge steam, diesel and electric locomotives.
Avonvale MES Miniature Railway (43 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.
Evesham Vale Light Railway (45 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.
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway (46 miles)
Wallingford
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway A preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey with Wallingford. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays, often steam hauled.
The Handsam Boat Company (46 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.
Great Central Railway Nottingham (46 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.
Didcot Railway Centre (46 miles)
Didcot
Didcot Railway Centre See the steam trains from the golden age of the Great Western Railway in the original engine shed, with a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway and a typical country branch line.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (47 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...
East Herts Miniature Railway (49 miles)
Ware
East Herts Miniature Railway A 7 and a quarter gauge miniature railway with several different train types lovingly maintained. Open weekends for family jaunts up and down the line.
The Ruislip Lido Railway (49 miles)
Ruislip
The Ruislip Lido Railway A charming 12-inch gauge railway which runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Ruislip Lido.
Scalextric Racing (50 miles)
Spalding
Scalextric Racing Race around recognisably world famous race tracks without having the risk of personal injury. 6000 Square feet of floor space for teeny tiny race frenzy!
Audley End Minature Railway (50 miles)
Saffron Walden
Audley End Minature Railway A delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke's private 10 and a quarter inch gauge railway through Estate woodland. The children all enjoy looking out for the teddies that live in the woods!
Cotswold River Cruise (51 miles)
Lechlade on Thames
Cotswold River Cruise Private and public hire cruise boats offering different sizes and services for every occasion. Self drive hire facilities also available. Pre booking essential.
Lee Valley Boat Centre (51 miles)
Broxbourne
Lee Valley Boat Centre In a week you can cruise into London on a narrow boats, or in just an hour you can navigate the river by electric pleasure craft, pedalos or rowing boats.
The Race Hut (52 miles)
Slough
The Race Hut is a Race Car simulation venue with 16 professional simulators. You can race the whole family in these amazingly realistic simulators in a wide selection or race cars and circuits from around the world. So take on your family and friends and show off your driving skills!
The Chasewater Railway (53 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.
Salters Steamers (54 miles)
Windsor
Salters Steamers As one of the longest established firms on the Thames they own one of the largest and most exclusive fleets operating on the river. Cruises combine traditional style, contemporary comforts and the highest modern standards.
Windsor Duck Tours (54 miles)
Windsor
Windsor Duck Tours It’s Time for Splash Down in our New Amphibious Vehicle: Fun Tours of Windsor by Road then with a SPLASH on The River Thames! Live guides include information on Windsor Castle, The Great Park and other sights around Windsor. Suits Groups, Families, Children of All ages.
Museum of Berkshire Aviation (55 miles)
Reading
Museum of Berkshire Aviation Museum of local aviation history with much for the interested eye to feast on. Possibly best indulged on the same day as other attractions for a FULL day out.
Baggeridge Minature Railway (57 miles)
Dudley
Baggeridge Minature Railway Trains run on regular dates throughout the year offering visitors a chance to board and admire the trains.
Coalyard Miniature Railway (58 miles)
Kidderminster
Coalyard Miniature Railway Kid size railway for a pleasing jaunt up and down the line, open most weekends.
London Waterbus Canal Trips (58 miles)
Maida Vale
London Waterbus Canal Trips Trips of varying length on traditional canal narrow boats, three with Historic Ship Certificates, and all with weather protection and large opening windows for sunny days.
Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway (59 miles)
Swindon
Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway The kids love a day out on a steam train. There are special event weekends throughout the year including Easter Bunny Rides, plus Halloween and Santa Specials. All aboard!!!
Potter Platform at Kings Cross Station (59 miles)
London
Potter Platform at Kings Cross Station One for particular Potter-heads only, as it's essentially a photo opportunity with no features, but has a fantastic themed shop adjacent well worth your perusal!
Pinewood Miniature Railway (59 miles)
Wokingham
Pinewood Miniature Railway The railway has been running miniature steam trains for 25 years, taking passengers for half mile rides through a woodland setting. Why not come along and have a ride!
Newark Air Museum (60 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...
Wicksteed Park (13 miles)
Kettering
Wicksteed Park - 147 acres of lakes, parklands, over 35 rides and attractions including Rocky River Falls, our famous Waterchute, Train, Double Pirate ship and largest free playground in the UK offering a perfect day out for young and old.
Holdenby Falconry Centre (6 miles)
Holdenby
Holdenby Falconry Centre The Falconry Centre contains many species of birds of prey, flown by the resident Falconer. Some of the beautiful birds are pictured below. There may be a chance to fly them yourself.
Catanger Llama Trekking (12 miles)
Towcester
Catanger Llama Trekking Although you can't actually ride them, these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack, whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress.
Rookery Open Farm (7 miles)
Towcester
Rookery Open Farm Offers a large pets corner, waterfowl area, pigmy goats, baby calves incubator hatching, two bouncy castles, miniature tractors, outdoor play area, undercover sand pit and go-carts! Largely under cover.
Old Dairy Farm Centre (7 miles)
Northampton
Old Dairy Farm Centre Lambing weekends in the spring, monthly country food fayres, and they have their famous and unique 'living manger' prior to Christmas.
West Lodge Rural Centre (15 miles)
Kettering
West Lodge Rural Centre Handle the fluffy young chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs in Cuddle Corner and laugh at the antics of the pygmy goats on Goat Mountain. You can feed the ducks, groom a pony, watch and get involved in the ever popular piglet race! So much to do here!
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Northampton
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery A visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing shoe collection recognised as a collection of national importance. You can also find out about the history of Northampton and see our excellent art and ceramics collection.

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



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