Halton Miniature Railway | Day Out With The Kids

Halton Miniature Railway

4 star Rating 4 / 5 1 reviews

Runcorn, Cheshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Outdoor

Halton Miniature Railway is 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 every Sunday afternoon throughout the year in the Town Park, Stockham Lane, Runcorn.

The park has a free children's play area with picnic tables, and refreshments are available from the Ski Centre next to the main station.

Off season contact number: 07941 554 988.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available

Getting There and Contact Information


Town Park off Stockham Lane, Palace Fields, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2PS, England


Click here to visit Halton Miniature Railway's website
01928 574396

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - September
Saturday to Sunday 13:30 - 16:30

Thursday 13:30 - 16:30
Saturday to Sunday 13:30 - 16:30

Bank Holidays
Monday 13:30 - 16:30


General Admission
All Ages: £1.00

More Information


Cute narrow gauge railway

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by ChrisC . 06.05.17

I took my toddler on a train excursion to Runcorn for this railway. Runcorn East is probably a better station to head to, as it is slightly closer. The railway itself is not as much of an experience as some of the other narrow gauge railways in Cheshire; there is no station, although apparently the facilities at the ski centre are available. The railway is operated from two small sheds, and I was a little unsure where to go when we arrived. However, someone did call over to me before too long. The volunteers are very friendly and enthusiastic. My little boy was very pleased with his luxuriously thick green ticket (£1). The track was very long for a narrow gauge, and through a lovely park. We went round with an electric locomotive, although the volunteer told me that they had recently had a steam train operating. The adjacent play park was in good condition, but more aimed at younger children and toddlers. Worth a visit if you are in the area, but not much there if you have a long journey.