Mizens Railway (2 miles)
All aboard for a kid sized retro day out with a number of locomotives, including a few steam engines! This passenger carrying miniature railway with station, depot and picnic area will leave your trainspotters chuffed!
Great Cockcrow Railway (5 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?
Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre (7 miles)
Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre
Information point and gift shop, tearoom, picnic area, childrens play area and starting point for John Cale Canal cruises and exploring the Basingstoke Canal.
Frimley Lodge Park and Miniature Railway (7 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.
Malden Miniature Railway (11 miles)
Malden Miniature Railway
2 independently set miniature railways, both passenger hauling, for family enjoyment. Limited opening.
Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway (11 miles)
Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway
Live steam miniature railway with open days when you can ride some of the trains. A labour of love created and run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers.
Pinewood Miniature Railway (11 miles)
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!
Windsor Duck Tours (12 miles)
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.
Salters Steamers (12 miles)
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.
The Race Hut (13 miles)
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!
Museum of Berkshire Aviation (17 miles)
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.
The Ruislip Lido Railway (20 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. All locomotives are wheelchair, pushchair, and buggy friendly.
Hollycombe (21 miles)
Hollycombe gives you the fun of the fair and much more with Steam Powered Edwardian fairground rides, railways, traction engines, farm and more with Listed woodland gardens alongside.
Often described as a favourite three generation visit - grandparents, parents and children can all have fun!
London Waterbus Canal Trips (21 miles)
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. Tickets sold on board.
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway (22 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.
City Cruises (23 miles)
Take a leisurely cruise through London's illustrious history from a half an hour to a whole afternoon, with informative commentary, plus refreshments and the necessary facilities available. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
London RIB Voyages (23 miles)
London RIB Voyages
Fast, fun sightseeing speedboat trips for all ages. The whole family will love this fast paced adventure whilst our comedian guides make learning about our great city entertaining. Toddlers, children and their grannies will all love this capital experience. Great idea if you're after fun things to do in...
Harry Potter London Bus Tour (23 miles)
Harry Potter London Bus Tour
Join the Harry Potter Tour of London Locations and take a magical fun packed bus tour of the film locations and inspirations in the muggle capital.
South Downs Light Railway (25 miles)
South Downs Light Railway
is a miniature railway where real steam engines pull trains with sit-in carriages. In the waiting room teddy bears sit ready to be taken on a train ride. On the journey you’ll see Snow White and other favourite children’s characters. Each journey takes about 7 minutes running every 15 minutes.
Air Line Cable Car (28 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.
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway (30 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.
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway (30 miles)
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line (31 miles)
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway (31 miles)
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.
Barking Park Light Railway (32 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. A lovely way to explore the park. Open weekends and Bank Holidays between April and September, inclusive.
Swanley New Barn Railway (32 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.
Bluebell Railway (33 miles)
Great Steam engine journeys through the Sussex countryside and offer many seasonal specials which appeal particularly to children.
Stansted Park Light Railway (34 miles)
Stansted Park Light Railway
The 7 and a quarter inch gauge miniature railway runs 850 yards through parkland and forest past a girder bridge and a picturesque little station.
The Chichester Ship Canal (35 miles)
The Chichester Ship Canal
Runs 4 miles from the Southgate basin to the Chichester Harbour at Birdham. This tranquil haven starts within easy walking distance from the railway station, bus terminus and city centre. A wide range of birds and fish inhabit the canal area.
Didcot Railway Centre (36 miles)
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.
Lee Valley Boat Centre (38 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.
Spa Valley Railway (38 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...
Solar Heritage (38 miles)
Welcome aboard our solar powered catamaran. Take a trip through Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an informative commentary. On-board the engines are virtually silent as you glide along admiring the view and getting up close to the wildlife and habitats that make this place so special.
The Lavender Line (38 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.
Kennet Horse Boat Company (39 miles)
Kennet Horse Boat Company
Leave modern life behind and experience the leisurely travel of yesteryear along one of England’s finest canals. Open between Easter and September. Public trips and self drive day hire options available.
Volks Electric Railway (40 miles)
Volks Electric Railway
The world's oldest operating electric railway offers a scenic jaunt along the beach for one and a quarter miles, stopping at an aquarium and a great playground.
East Herts Miniature Railway (40 miles)
East Herts Miniature Railway
A 7 and a quarter gauge miniature railway with several different train types that are lovingly maintained. Located in the Vane Hage Garden Company grounds. Open weekends for family jaunts up and down the line.
Chichester Harbour Water Tours (41 miles)
Chichester Harbour Water Tours
Ride the rescue vessel Wingate through a variety of local eco systems with informed tour guide, go family fishing for a half day with everything you need included, or catch the ferry across the channel and visit historic Bosham town. Or all of it!
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (41 miles)
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.
Leighton Buzzard Railway (41 miles)
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.
Hayling Seaside Railway (41 miles)
Hayling Seaside Railway
The EHLR is a new 2ft gauge light railway on the coast of Hayling Island, Hampshire, running for just over 1 mile between Beachlands and Eastoke Corner.
Oxford River Cruises (42 miles)
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 lifeâs pleasures can be enjoyed to their utmost. Great idea for a family day out in Oxfordshire.
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats (42 miles)
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.
Fancott Miniature Railway (43 miles)
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.
Barnards Miniature Railway (43 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 too!
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway (43 miles)
Cherwell Boat House (43 miles)
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.
Miniport at Gunwharf Quays (43 miles)
Miniport at Gunwharf Quays
Family boat hire with a difference, for all ages! Drive a miniature ship in our sheltered boating pool. Our fleet of ships include ferries, a Royal Navy destroyer and a fire boat. The ships are electric powered, easy to drive and seat up to four. No previous experience required.
Epping Ongar Railway (44 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.
Isle of Wight Steam Railway (51 miles)
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Naturally the star of the show here is the Steam Train Ride, but the supporting acts are strong too with huge Train Discovery Centre and Museum, Adventure Playground, Woodland Trail and live performances in the woods!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Woking 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 Surrey can enjoy the great day out as well.
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