Thompson Park and Miniature Railway | Day Out With The Kids

Thompson Park and Miniature Railway

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Burnley, Lancashire, England

  • Families on train at Thompson Park and Miniature Railway in Burnley
  • Families on train at Thompson Park and Miniature Railway in Burnley
  • People on miniature train at Thompson Park and Miniature Railway in Burnley

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

At Thompson Park there is a whopping great 3 acre boating lake here plus the River Brun bisects the Park, between the 2 providing habitat for many various water birds and being excellent for a spot of family fishing. There are 2 original ornamental bridges which cross the river and approximately 5km of paths in the Park, where you'll find numerous other things to enjoy!

Their sweet little railway operates on Sundays and Bank holidays April to October (weather permitting). Rides cost just £1.00 and the income is well used to support the railway, which can also be booked for children's parties!

The paddling pool is the only one in the borough and attracts large numbers of families in warm weather so time your visit well if you're not keen on a crowd. The pool is filled at weekends and school holidays between April and September on days when the weather is warm and sunny. If you want to check if the pool is full please call the Ranger Service on 01282 831053.

You can also have at the children's adventure play area and cool sandpit, plus the boating lake also welcomes model boating so be sure to bring yours along if you've got one (free but license required from office). You can also discover the sunken Italian garden, Rose garden, Beech garden and a fun little putting green, plus use the helpful Ranger's base and of course the toilets.

Public events held here include Christmas and Easter activities, brass band concerts and their annual Ranger Open Day.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Ormerod Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 3QW, England


Click here to visit Thompson Park and Miniature Railway's website
01282 831053

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Early March - End of October
Term Time
Saturday to
 Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
Monday and Wednesday
 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday to Sunday 12:00 - 16:00


Free admission to Park

General Admission (Train)
All Ages: £1.00

More Information

Weather policy

Running times for the train is weather dependent. 

Pets allowed

No dogs allowed


Best park in lancashire

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Anonymous . 25.03.16

Everything here, well worth a visit - railway, super playarea, sand pit, water, boating, lovely walks around and just perfect with lots of ducks to see