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

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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Birch Vale

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Birch Vale in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 37 Birch Vale railway and transport attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions, or 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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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...

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...

Vintage buses at Museum of Transport in Cheetam Hill

Museum of Transport

  • Cheetam Hill
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take a trip back in time with one of Britain's biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams at the Museum of Transport. From a Victorian...

A little boy looking at a train at East Lancashire Railway in Bury

East Lancashire Railway

  • Bury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

All aboard the East Lancashire Railway! Step back in time and enjoy a family day out like no other with a spectacular 12-mile steam train ride throug...

Family getting on canal boat at Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre in Marsden

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

  • Marsden
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

As one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, visitors can explore deep into Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre on one of the family friendly guided...

Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway

Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Urmston
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Also known locally as 'Chassen Park', Abbotsfield Park is especially worth visiting on a Sunday when the Urmston and District Railway Society operate...

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...

Visitors at Springfield Park Model Railway in Rochdale

Springfield Park Model Railway

  • Rochdale
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Are you a family full of train lovers? Do the kids own an impressive collection of wooden and plastic trains? Then head on down to Springfield Park M...

The Santa Express in the snow at Churnet 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...

Steam train at Kirklees Light Railway in Huddersfield

Kirklees Light Railway

  • Huddersfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Come along and take a 50-minute steam-hauled return trip along 4 miles of 15 narrow gauge railway. Their large visitor centre offers facilities for t...

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...

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...

Canal boat at Anderton Boat Lift in Northwich

Anderton Boat Lift

  • Northwich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Anderton Boat Lift is literally a huge machine to lift boats from one river into another, it's so very much more exciting to see at work than the...

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...

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...

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...

Families on train at Thompson Park and Miniature Railway in Burnley

Thompson Park and Miniature Railway5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Burnley
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

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 va...

People on miniature train at Halton Miniature Railway in Runcorn

Halton Miniature Railway4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Runcorn
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Halton Miniature Railway is known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this railway system is staffed by volunteers. It has a track gauge of 7 an...

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...

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...

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