Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway | Day Out With The Kids

Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Swindon, Wiltshire, England

  • Steam train at Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway
  • Trains at Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4-12

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

At the Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway ride upon a fully functioning locomotive. The railway's passenger line offers a round trip of just over 4 miles, ideal jaunt length for kids of all ages! The site also houses a selection of historic rolling stock and steam engines so your genuine chuff heads will not be disappointed and your amateur trainspotters have plenty to learn if they've a mind to.

The exciting new extension to Taw Valley Station (and work in progress aiming at Mouldon Hill park) plus ongoing developments to the catering and hospitality sides mean it's a comfier and more comprehensive day out than ever before!

There are special event weekends throughout the year including Easter Bunny Rides, plus Halloween and Santa Specials.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • 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


Blunsdon Station, Tadpole Lane in Blunsdon, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 2DA, England


Click here to visit Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway's website
01793 771615

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

March - December
Saturday to Sunday 10:30 - 15:30


General Admission
Adults from £6.00
Kids from £4.00
Seniors from £5.00
Family from £18.00

More Information


Really lovely day out

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Gothmummi . 29.05.18

Anyone with a train lover in the family is in the right place! I have two train loving children and we come here quite a lot! The Steam trains are my favourite. There are three pick up/drop off stops with Blunsdon being the main platform. Blunsdon has a waiting room with a wooden toy train set up, the whistle-stop café sells drinks, cakes, chocolate bars and light meals and lunches (it is a tad expensive but the station is a charity so all profit goes towards the upkeep of the railway) a gift shop and a small museum. There is a pick up station at Mouldon Hill Country Park. Quickest and easiest access is next to the Tawny owl pub. There's an underpass directly adjacent to the car park, walk under it and out the other side then entrance to station is almost directly on your right. You can get on and off here, go to the pub or country park then hop back on the train to get back to blunsdon! A ticket gets you access all day, hop on/off for as long as the station is open. They do lots of special events and "kids for a quid" is always a popular and much less expensive way to visit!