Great Central Railway | Day Out With The Kids

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Great Central Railway

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Full steam ahead to the Great Central Railway! Take a ride on a steam powered railway where vintage locomotives whizz through the Leicestershire countryside.

Enjoy panoramic views from comfortable carriages whilst feeling like a time traveller. Built in the late 19th-century, this railway is a historic attraction your family has to visit. Not only are the trains amazing, but the location is too. Walk along the station like former passengers would have done over one hundred years ago. There’s plenty to keep the family busy, such as a museum, gift shop, and a train emporium.

The railway has also recently been awarded Heritage Lottery Funds to build a brand new museum at the Leicester North station. The fund has noticed that this is a historic location that’s worth developing, and now it's your family's chance to see why.

  • Vintage locomotives
  • Museum, gift shop and emporium
  • Steam train rides
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Opening hours

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General Admission
Adults: £17.00
Family from £30.00

Travel & Contact Information


Great Central Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW, England

Phone number

01509 632323



Click here to visit Great Central Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Great Central Railway has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Great Central Railway is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Great Central Railway have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Great Central Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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