Lakeside Miniature Railway | Day Out With The Kids

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Lakeside Miniature Railway

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Lakeside Miniature Railway runs alongside the Marine Lake on the Southport sea front that is open every weekend from Easter, and then daily between July and October.

Taking the smalls on a miniature railway is an unforgettable experience for kids and let's be honest we love it too! This 15 inch (318mm) gauge railway is representative of the many miniature pleasure railways that sprung up during the early 1900s, and have been a great family attraction ever since!

The collection of past and present locos includes the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Golden Jubilee, Princess Anne and the rather Sodor-ish looking Jenny. There are also 4 sets of rolling stock, with each full carriage consisting of 3 rakes of articulated carriages.

There is a loco shed workshop, plus a second larger locomotive shed at the Pleasureland end of the line, and Marine Parade station at the terminus. The round trip is about 1.5km, and a lovely way to enjoy the scenery with the kids.

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Opening hours

Easter - June
Saturday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

1st July - 25th October
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


General Admission
All Ages from £2.00

Travel & Contact Information


Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1RX, England

Phone number

01772 745511



Click here to visit Lakeside Miniature Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Lakeside Miniature Railway has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Lakeside Miniature Railway has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Lakeside Miniature Railway has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Lakeside Miniature Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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