- Railway and Transport Attractions
Ages: all ages
Venue type: Outdoor
The Ruislip Lido Railwayis a 12 inch (305mm) gauge railway that is operated entirely by volunteers, and is the longest exact railway of its kind in the UK!
The line runs from the main station at Woody Bay, by the beach, on a 1.02 mile (1.64km) track around the reservoir, passing through Ruislip Woods to Willow Lawn Station (previously known as Ruislip Lido), which is close to the car park. Here you can watch the loco being turned on the turntable, ready for the return journey. The 2.5 mile (3.28km) round trip takes about 35 minutes, and offers some inexpensive fun for all ages.
The service is normally operated by one of their large diesel locomotives. On summer Sundays and Bank Holidays, their steam locomotive 'Mad Bess', which is a half scale version of the Ffestiniog Railway locomotive 'Blanche', may pull the train. All of the locomotives are wheelchair, pushchair, and buggy friendly.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Pushchair Friendly
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Reservoir Road, Ruislip, Greater London, HA4 7TY, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Saturday to Sunday from 12:00
Monday to Sunday from 12:00
Adults (16+) from £2.00
Kids (3-15) from £1.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids OR 1 adult, 3 kids) from £6.00
Car park charges apply.
Lovely afternoon out.
Written by HazelFletcher . 15.07.17
Between the train, walks, lido and splash pool - you can't go wrong visiting Ruislip.