Great Central Railway | Day Out With The Kids

Great Central Railway

Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

  • Steam Train at Great Central Railway in Loughborough
  • Women in costumes at Great Central Railway in Loughborough
  • Steam train at Great Central Railway in Loughborough

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Great Central Railway's website
01509 632323

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults: £17.00
Family from £30.00

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