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Railways and Transport Attractions near to Stoke On Trent
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Foxfield Railway (6 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Foxfield Railway Relax & experience the nostalgia of this unique heritage railway, winding you gently on a 5 1/2 mile round steam journey over ever changing gradients and through beautiful picturesque North Staffordshire countryside.
Churnet Valley Railway (7 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"
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway (8 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
Amerton Railway (15 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!
Allostock Miniature Railway (17 miles)
Knutford
Allostock Miniature Railway Miniature Railway within the grounds of a garden centre which also offers a play area for 5-11 year olds, Toby the self drive tram and a nine hole miniature golf course.
Anderton Boat Lift (22 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.
Brookside Miniature Railway (24 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.
Peak Rail (27 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.
The Chasewater Railway (27 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.
Steeple Grange Light Railway (28 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!
Telford Steam Railway (29 miles)
Telford
Telford Steam Railway A classic and quite delightful working Steam Railway: at 1 in 39 one of the steepest railways in preservation.
Crich Tramway Village (29 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.
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway (30 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 (31 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.
Showboats of Chester (31 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 (31 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.
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.
Baggeridge Minature Railway (34 miles)
Dudley
Baggeridge Minature Railway Trains run on regular dates throughout the year offering visitors a chance to board and admire the trains.
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway (36 miles)
Bridgnorth
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.
Echills Wood Railway (38 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.
Springfield Park Model Railway (39 miles)
Rochdale
Springfield Park Model Railway Model railway in a good sized park with a childrens play area, space for games and picnics, pond with geese and ducks to feed, football and cricket pitches plus tennis courts and outdoor gym.
East Lancashire Railway (39 miles)
Bury
East Lancashire Railway The service operates historic steam trains from Rawtenstall to Heywood passing over viaducts and through tunnels.There are special events throughout the year, such as Santa Specials and Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Battlefield Line Railway (40 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
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre (41 miles)
Marsden
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre Occupies a unique spot in the heart of the Pennine countryside. More importantly, it is the longest canal tunnel in Britain and makes a perfect family day out in Yorkshire.
Llangollen Wharf (41 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.
Llangollen Railway (42 miles)
Llangollen
Llangollen Railway Take a sixteen mile round trip through the beautiful Dee Valley on a fantastic steam train, it could be like going back in time as you pass through the stations.
Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise (43 miles)
Liverpool
Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise A 50 minute journey on an iconic Mersey ferry that allows you to explore the river Mersey’s fascinating history and enjoy the stunning views and bracing sea air. A great trip for the whole family.
Great Central Railway Nottingham (44 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.
Coalyard Miniature Railway (45 miles)
Kidderminster
Coalyard Miniature Railway Kid size railway for a pleasing jaunt up and down the line, open most weekends.
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 which runs for one mile through the areas farm land with two crossings a tunnel and a couple of stations cute 5 8ths scale locomotives the kids will love pulling open carriages behind them.
Severn Valley Railway (46 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.
Kirklees Light Railway (46 miles)
Huddersfield
Kirklees Light Railway Come along and take a 50 minute steam hauled return trip along 4 miles of 15" narrow gauge railway. The large visitor centre offers facilities for the whole family, including a new adventure playground, indoor play area and a miniature railway.
Coventry Transport Museum (51 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!
The West Lancashire Light Railway (54 miles)
Hesketh Bank
The West Lancashire Light Railway The whole family can also enjoy a visit, with the short train ride behind coal fired steam locomotives dating from 1898.
Lakeside Miniature Railway (54 miles)
Preston
Lakeside Miniature Railway Taking the smalls on a historic miniature railway is an unforgettable experience for kids and let's be honest we love it too!
Midland Air Museum (54 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!
Model Railway Village (55 miles)
Southport
Model Railway Village It is not unusual for children to want to spend all day with their parents or grand parents at the Model Railway Village, just watching or following their favourite model train whilst it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape.
Ribble Steam Railway (56 miles)
Preston
Ribble Steam Railway The Ribble Steam Railway on Chain Caul Road, Preston, is a family day out in the heart of Lancashire. The railway has been open to the public since September 2005. A visit to the site will not only give you the opportunity to travel along our 1½ mile dock and riverside line, but also access our...
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (56 miles)
Keighley
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Step back in time and enjoy a train ride through the heart of Bronte country. Most services are operated by steam trains.
Middleton Railway (58 miles)
Leeds
Middleton Railway The oldest working railway in the world. A working Accredited Museum of standard gauge industrial steam and diesel locomotives. In the modern Engine House learn how Leeds made more locomotives than any other city or town in England. Complete your visit with a ride on the train to where the Middleton Coal...
Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel (58 miles)
Keighley
Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel Over 50 TV and film productions have featured restored railway carriages from this multi-award winning museum. Sit in the carriages and imagine what rail travel used to be like with sound and video to bring the past to life and numerous signs, posters and small exhibits too.
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway (59 miles)
Shipley
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to serve the local beauty of Shipley Glen, near Saltaire in West Yorkshire. Looksa like a good idea if you're after fun family days out in Yorkshire.
Newark Air Museum (59 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...
Avonvale MES Miniature Railway (60 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.
Alton Towers (12 miles)
Alton
Alton Towers Ranging from the world's first 14 looping roller coaster to Ice Age 4D Experience. Many attractions for all ages plus the new Cbeebies Land is now open! Height restrictions 1.4m apply on many rides)
Drayton Manor Theme Park (35 miles)
Tamworth
Drayton Manor Theme Park For total family entertainment visit the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire. Drayton Manor also has Europeâs only Thomas Landâ¢, which features wonderful themed rides and attractions based on characters, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Cranky the Crane and...
Monkey Forest (6 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 (11 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!
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (12 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 much more it's a great afternoon out for the family.
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (23 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Stoke on Trent 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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