Foxfield Railway (6 miles)
Stoke on Trent
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)
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)
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)
The Amerton Railway is a 2ft gauge line, set in the rolling Staffordshire countryside, and situated at the very popular Amerton Working Farm
Anderton Boat Lift (22 miles)
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 (23 miles)
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. Great place to go with the children if you are looking for family days out in Cheshire.
Manchester Airport Tour Centre (23 miles)
Manchester Airport Tour Centre
Trained guides show the airport's facilities to over 20,000 visitors each year with superb audio visual and lecture facilities contained in the Tour Centre. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Manchester
Peak Rail (27 miles)
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)
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)
Telford Steam Railway (29 miles)
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 Tramway Village
Take a tram ride through time. 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. Childrenâs playground, tea-rooms, shops, and Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail.
Halton Miniature Railway (30 miles)
Halton Miniature Railway
Known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this railway system is staffed by volunteers. It has a track gauge of 71/4 inches, and operates a passenger service every Sunday afternoon throughout the year in the Town Park, Stockham Lane, Runcorn. Great idea if you're looking for family days out in Cheshire.
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway (30 miles)
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.
Showboats of Chester (31 miles)
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)
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)
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 Canal Tunnels (35 miles)
Dudley Canal Tunnels
- an opportunity to travel the complete length of Dudley Tunnel and also visit Dudley's famous Limestone Mines. Looks like a great family day out in the Midlands
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway (36 miles)
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.
Echills Wood Railway (38 miles)
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.
East Lancashire Railway (39 miles)
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)
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)
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre
is Britain's highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel stretching through the Pennines from Diggle to Marsden on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Looks exciting and a great place to go if you're looking for family days out in yorkshire.
Llangollen Wharf (41 miles)
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)
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.
The Yellow Duck Marine (42 miles)
The Yellow Duck Marine
- Join us for a unique 1 hour amphibious sightseeing tour accompanied by live commentary around Liverpool's city and docks on a converted WWII DUKW landing craft. Whilst on dry land the tour takes in Liverpool's historic sights, then splashes down into the Salthouse Dock for a half hour trip of the dockland area concluding in the Albert Dock.
Great Central Railway Nottingham (44 miles)
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)
Sherwood Forest Railway (45 miles)
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)
Severn Valley Railway
Historic rural railway line run with plenty for train enthusiasts to see and do. PLEASE NOTE that you may join the line from several stations, not just the one marked here as the address.
Kirklees Light Railway (46 miles)
Kirklees Light Railway
Come along and take a 50-minute steam-hauled return trip along our 4 miles of 15" narrow gauge railway. Our large visitor centre offers facilities for the whole family, including a café, souvenir shop, a new adventure playground, an indoor play area and a miniature railway.
Coventry Transport Museum (51 miles)
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)
The West Lancashire Light Railway
The West Lancashire Light Railway - The whole family can also enjoy a visit, with the short train ride around a flooded clay pit behind coal fired steam locomotives dating from 1898. Refreshments, souvenirs, guide book etc., are availahle from the shop at Becconsall station
Lakeside Miniature Railway (54 miles)
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)
Midland Air Museum
Midland Air Museums 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)
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)
Ribble Steam Railway
Visitors can travel behind one of the restored steam engines in old fashioned carriages enjoying a three mile round trip around the docks and along the riverbanks, then check out the museum and relax in the tea rooms.
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (56 miles)
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, but the railway also serves the local community, with many people using the morning diesel railcar services to do their shopping in Keighley.
Middleton Railway (58 miles)
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 Mines once were.
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.
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 Staffordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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