20 Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Ashbourne Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Ashbourne

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Ashbourne in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 44 Ashbourne railway and transport attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the railway and transport attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Crich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Go back in time with Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire and take a ride on a vintage tram, running alongside a period street, and climbing up a mile...

A train at Churnet Valley Railway Station

Churnet Valley Railway

  • Froghall
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Churnet Valley Railway takes you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel on a lovely rural line that passes right through beautif...

Train at Peak Rail in Matlock

Peak Rail

  • Matlock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Peak Rail welcomes your family to journey back (baaack) to a bygone age and experience the historic thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved rai...

Grounds of Steeple Grange Light Railway in Wirksworth

Steeple Grange Light Railway

  • Wirksworth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Established back in sunny 1985, the Steeple Grange Light Railway is a charming 18 inch gauge railway line built on a branch trackbed of the old Cromf...

Steam train at Midland Railway Centre in Ripley

Midland Railway-Butterley

  • Ripley
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Whether you intend your visit to be an hour or two or you wish to stay for a full day, here at the Midland Railway Butterley, there are plenty of thi...

Steam Train at Foxfield Railway in Stoke on Trent

Foxfield Railway

  • Stoke on Trent
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Built in the 1890s the Foxfield Railway is still going today, with strength and panache! Take one of the dozens of unique and well cared for steam or...

Boy on interactive displays at West Shed Museum in Ripley

West Shed Museum

  • Ripley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Visit the West Shed Museum: home to historic steam locomotives. Train enthusiasts will have plenty to get excited about, with films and hands on acti...

Santa Special Steam Train at Amerton Railway in Stowe by Chartley

Amerton Railway

  • Stowe-by-Chartley
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Amerton Railway is a 1 mile 2 foot gauge line, set in the rolling Staffordshire countryside in the grounds of the popular Amerton Working Farm. A...

Steam train at Rudyard Lake Steam Railway Leek

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

  • Leek
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway uses miniature narrow gauge steam engines on its trains to give a 3 mile return trip along the side of Rudyard Lake. T...

Trains at Apedale Valley Light Railway in Newcastle under Lyme

Apedale Valley Light Railway

  • Newcastle under Lyme
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Apedale Valley Light Railway is a volunteer operated narrow gauge railway. We operate trains on a short ride alongside the Apedale Community Coun...

Statfold Barn Railway

Statfold Barn Railway

  • Tamworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Got tiny railway enthusiasts at home? Discover Statfold Barn Railway - one of Staffordshire’s hidden gems, for an amazing day out packed with beautif...

Train at The Chasewater Railway in Burntwood

The Chasewater Railway

  • Burntwood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Chasewater Railway operates standard gauge heritage steam and diesel trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year, most Saturda...

Steam train at Great Central Railway Nottingham in Ruddington

Great Central Railway Nottingham

  • Ruddington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Great Central Railway Nottingham they offer 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North...

Steam train at Battlefield Line Railway in Shackerstone

Battlefield Line Railway

  • Shackerstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The 3 stations on the Battlefield Line Railway are Shenton (an award winner), Market Bosworth and Shackerston, the latter of which is the HQ station...

Carriage train at Sherwood Forest Railway in Edwinstowe

Sherwood Forest Railway4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Edwinstowe
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Sherwood Forest Railway is home to the only Narrow Gauge Steam Railway in Nottinghamshire, and it's in miniature! A real steam railway, reduced to 5...

Steam Train at Great Central Railway in Loughborough

Great Central Railway

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Full steam ahead to the Great Central Railway! Take a ride on a steam powered railway where vintage locomotives whizz through the Leicestershire coun...

Union Pacific Train at Brookside Miniature Railway in Poynton

Brookside Miniature Railway

  • Poynton
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Brookside Miniature Railway, located in Brookside Garden Centre in Poynton, offers a superb train ride for families and enthusiasts along a half mile...

Train at Marple Centre Play and Train in Stockport

Marple Centre Play and Train

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

With a miniature railway, indoor play facility and small animals to look at, this makes Marple Garden Centre a rather understated moniker! The charmi...

Train station at Eachills Wood Railway in Sutton Coldfield

Echills Wood Railway

  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

All aboard Echills Wood Railway! Train enthusiasts will love this exciting miniature railway at Kingsbury Waterpark. Climb aboard and take the 20 min...

Train at Woodseaves Miniature Railway in Market Drayton

Woodseaves Miniature Railway

  • Market Drayton
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Woodseaves Miniature Railway is a great little attraction that is definitely worth a visit if you are already in the area on a Sunday between from th...

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