- Railway and Transport Attractions
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Outdoor
Summerfields Miniature Railways has been a hidden gem in Bedfordshire ever since it was opened to the public in its present form around 20 years ago.
Beautiful Steam Trains
On several selected days throughout the year the Bedford Model Engineering Society welcomes the general public, adults as well as children, to come and ride on the beautiful steam trains that have been built by its members.
There are three different gauges of track on the Summerfields site, meaning that you will often get to see small trains running as well much larger ones capable of hauling tens of passengers at a time. Some of the trains on view have taken years to build and weigh as much as half a ton.
What's Not to Like?
Whether you are a small child longing to enjoy the thrill of riding a steam train for the first time, an adult steam enthusiast, or just somebody who admires craftsmanship and engineering skills, there is something at Summerfields for you to enjoy.
The BMES members maintain the site 52 weeks of the year and as well as a station to arrive at, Haynes End, there is a station buffet, where families can take refreshments, buy souvenirs or use the conveniences.
Plenty of on-site parking is available and getting a spot is rarely a problem, even on the busiest of days.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Hammer Hill, Haynes, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 3BH, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.
The Clubhouse at the Summerfields Miniature Railways has a limited buffet. Tea, coffee and non-alcoholic canned drinks are on sale as are various cakes and sausage rolls. No meals are prepared on site. Seating is available in the clubhouse, as well as outside.
Mainly items of railway interest including the Thomas the Tank Engine range. Stock carried is not extensive.
Baby food facilities
No special changing facilities available, but we do have a microwave that has been used by visiting mothers. Also, hot water can easily be made available to warm bottles.