Barnards Miniature Railway (4 miles)
Barnards Miniature Railway
- is a miniature railway that runs steam trains and diesel trains through the Essex countryside and woodlands. It has a picnic area and places for the kids to run round.
Swanley New Barn Railway (14 miles)
Swanley New Barn Railway
is a miniature railway in Swanley Park giving rides over a ½ mile of track. The park itself contains: Paddling pool; Water jets; Family Boating Lake; Kiddies' electric bikes; Sand pit play area; Large playground and Cafe. These attractions have independent opening times.
Epping Ongar Railway (15 miles)
Epping Ongar Railway
The longest heritage railway in Essex, and closest to London: running mainline steam and diesel trains and a heritage bus service to Epping Underground station. Step back in time and enjoy the romance of travel with our great value ticket, offering three heritage transport experiences.
Barking Park Light Railway (15 miles)
Barking Park Light Railway
Delightful 7.25 inch gauge trains take you on a journey just under 1 quarter mile from Park Gates Station to Lakeside Halt.
Chelmer Cruises (16 miles)
Take a leisurely hour long cruise on Caffel, or hire a row boat or open canoe and explore the canal yourselves! Public tours and private hire.
Air Line Cable Car (18 miles)
Air Line Cable Car
Enjoy regal views of London in the new cable cars flying at up to 90 metres above the Thames! The journey is less than ten minutes so perfect for even the smallest sightseer.
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway (18 miles)
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
- is the preserved southern half of the former Bowater's Railway built to move the raw materials for paper making and also the finished products around the mill at Sittingbourne.
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship (19 miles)
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship
The world's last remaining tea clipper and a symbol of adventure, of bravery and the romance of sail. Children can try on Victorian costumes and read from nautical stories as they explore.
Docklands Light Railway (19 miles)
Docklands Light Railway
A day out on the excitingly sophisticated DLR is far from all about trains: hop on and off with a day ticket and visit bundles of great stuff as you travel round and you've got happy kids from start to stop!
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway (19 miles)
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway
Welcome to The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway, a delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs.
The Golden Hinde (23 miles)
The Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde is a replica of Sir Francis Drake's warship, which offers visitors an unforgettable living history experience.
London RIB Voyages (24 miles)
London RIB Voyages
Fast, fun sightseeing speedboat trips for all ages. Kids will love this fast paced adventure whilst our comedian guides make learning about our great city entertaining for all ages. Toddlers, children and their grannies will all love this capital experience. Great idea if you're after fun things to do in London with kids.
London Duck Tours (24 miles)
London Duck Tours
- is no ordinary sightseeing tour, you get a guided tour by road including a trip along the river, without ever leaving the comfort of your seat. Nothing compares to the thrill of driving from the road straight into the Thames. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in london.
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway (24 miles)
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway
is a 7 and a quarter inch gauge ride on railway for children and adults. The railways runs for a quarter mile return trip between the Herne Hill Gates and the World Famous Brockwell Lido.
Lee Valley Boat Centre (24 miles)
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.
London Waterbus Canal Trips (26 miles)
London Waterbus Canal Trips
If you're going for a family days out to London Zoo, this is the way to get there - take a canal boat from Little Venice or Camden - you don't even have to visit the zoo?!
East Herts Miniature Railway (27 miles)
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.
Spa Valley Railway (29 miles)
Spa Valley Railway
The South East's friendliest steam railway! Heritage steam and diesel trains run for 5 and a half miles through the picturesque Kent and Sussex Weald between Eridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, stopping off in between at Groombridge and High Rocks. Take a journey through time along this classic English Branch Line.
East Anglian Railway Museum (31 miles)
East Anglian Railway Museum
Join us for a fun day at the Museum. Thomas the Tank Engine and some of his friends including the Fat Controller visit the site at Easter, August Bank Holiday and most weekends during December. Have rides on our Mini Rail during the school holidays. Check for details on our website.
Colne Valley Railway (33 miles)
Colne Valley Railway
Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt.
Kent & East Sussex Railway (34 miles)
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Enjoy 10 miles of pure nostalgia on Englandâs finest rural light railway. Beautifully restored coaches and locomotives dating from Victorian times enable visitors to experience travel and service from a bygone age. The picturesque line weaves between Tenterden and Bodiam terminating in the shadow of the NT castle.
Audley End Minature Railway (34 miles)
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!
Malden Miniature Railway (34 miles)
Malden Miniature Railway
We have been in existence for 70 years and at our current site for over 58 years. Our railway is well known and locally it is referred to as the Thames Ditton Miniature Railway, and this is where we operate our two independent railways. The ground level railway is for the larger trains the other is an elevated railway for the smaller scale trains, both are used for passenger hauling.
The Ruislip Lido Railway (37 miles)
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.
Mercedes-Benz World (41 miles)
- a great day out for the whole family and entry is free with many exotic and rare cars on show every day.
Why not try one of our exhilarating Driving Experiences and if the kids are over 1.5m tall then can too.
For the younger guests there is also our indoor Little Learners electric car track so that they can get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz.
Bluebell Railway (41 miles)
Great Steam engine journeys through the Sussex countryside and offer many seasonal specials which appeal particularly to children.
East Kent Railway (42 miles)
East Kent Railway
- is a volunteer run heritage railway operating vintage trains on an ex colliery railway. Plenty of attractions for kids including miniature and model railways and special events all year round! Fantastic country atmosphere and friendly volunteers. Hot and cold food and woodland walks.
Elham Valley Railway Museum (42 miles)
Elham Valley Railway Museum
Step back in time to the 1930's. Come along and visit the Elham Valley Railway Museum at Peene,
just off the A20 at Folkestone, Kent, England. Leave the M20 motorway at junction 12, just after
signs for the Eurotunnel.
Great Cockcrow Railway (43 miles)
Great Cockcrow Railway
Take a trip behind one of our 7 1/4 scale steam engines through woods, over bridges, through a tunnel and perhaps even through the Jungle. Watch out for the animals! A choice of two routes, why not do both?
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway (44 miles)
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway
Half a mile track of 5" gauge train track which is elevated - the kids love it!! Only runs on weekends. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in west sussex.
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (44 miles)
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
is the world’s smallest public railway where families can travel 13.5 miles from the picturesque Cinque Port of Hythe, near the channel tunnel, to the fishermen's cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness. There are six stations and our station at Dymchurch is only a 5 minute walk away from the Beach.
The Lavender Line (44 miles)
The Lavender Line
The line is now just a mile long and starts at Isfield station, stopping at the new Little Horsted station before returning.
Salters Steamers (45 miles)
As one of the longest established firms on the Thames we own one of the largest and most exclusive fleets operating on the river. Our cruises combine traditional style, contemporary comforts and the highest modern standards.
Cliff Railways (47 miles)
The charming West Hill Lift is the UK's steepest funicular railway and a source of immense local pride.
East Hill Cliff Railway (47 miles)
East Hill Cliff Railway
Provides access to Hastings Country Park which overlooks the Old Town and Rock-a-Nore. The lift provides views over the Stade, home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe.
Dover Sea Safari (48 miles)
Dover Sea Safari
Let the kids put on their pirate outfits for an exhilarating RIB boat trip from Dover Harbour. Spot the smugglers caves along the bottom of the White Cliffs or venture onwards to see the friendly seals that can only be accessed by boat.
Our Skipper and Crew will provide a professional fun and interactive voyage that is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Fancott Miniature Railway (50 miles)
Fancott Miniature Railway
7 Â¼ inch Miniature Railway based within the grounds of The Fancott Pub and Restaurant. The railway is Â¼ mile in length and circles around our playing field; we also have a small play area on site.
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway (52 miles)
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park. One eighth scale Steam and diesel train journeys for nearly a mile around the beautiful park.
Summerfields Miniature Railways (52 miles)
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.
Frimley Lodge Park and Miniature Railway (53 miles)
Frimley Lodge Park and Miniature Railway
The main circuit is multi gauge, ground level and caters for 3 and a half, 5 and 7 and a quarter inch gauge. It is approximately 1km long and is used to give rides to the public on the first Sunday of each month between March and November.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Stanford-le-Hope 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 Essex can enjoy the great day out as well.
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