Nene Valley Railway | Day Out With The Kids

Nene Valley Railway

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

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Attraction Information

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Ages: 0-12

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Nene Valley Railway offers more than just a train ride at this fantastic heritage railway that has something for the whole family.

Throughout the summer weekends you will find a vintage bus (or two) working from Wansford station, or the Travelling Post Office carriage set demonstrating how mail used to be moved and sorted at night. At other times you will see both steam and diesel traction working alongside each other. Because they're an international railway you'll also see locomotives and coaching stock from across Europe, a unique offering from NVR!

Nene Valley Railway's is also home to a little blue engine, Thomas that is considered the 'official' Thomas the Tank Engine, because it was named by the fictional character's creator the Rev. W. Awdry in 1971. Thomas has been delighting visitors of all ages since 1973, and you can become a ‘Friend of Thomas' for a one off fee.

The railway has a number of special events throughout the year including a couple of Thomas events, Gala weekends and Santa Specials!


  • 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


Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6LR, England


Click here to visit Nene Valley Railway's website
01780 784444

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults from £12.00
Kids: (3-16) from £6.00
Seniors from £10.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £30.00

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