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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Ardleigh

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Ardleigh in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you.

There are 20 Ardleigh 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.

  1. Thomas the Tank at East Anglian Railway Museum in Colchester

    East Anglian Railway Museum

    Colchester

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    East Anglian Railway Museum has a great collection of steam engines, carriages, and wagons to discover, plus a mini rail you can explore. There is pl...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 9.7 miles from Ardleigh
  2. Train at Colne Valley Railway in Castle Hedingham

    Colne Valley Railway

    Castle Hedingham

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    Bring your family to come and sample the vintage atmosphere and take a charming hour long ride on an award winning period country Colne Valley Railwa...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 17.9 miles from Ardleigh
  3. Canal boats at Chelmer Cruises in Chelmsford

    Chelmer Cruises

    Chelmsford

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    Chelmer Cruises is a charming place that is also known as Paper Mill Lock Cruises and Victoria Cruises. Whatever you call it, it's got all the potent...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 21.4 miles from Ardleigh
  4. Staff at Mid-Suffolk Light Railway in Stowmarket

    Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

    Stowmarket

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Come explore the only railway museum in Suffolk, where you’ll get to learn, play and have a different day out with the family. All aboard at Mid-Suff...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 23.4 miles from Ardleigh
  5. People on Southend Pier and Train in Southend on Sea

    Southend Pier and Train

    Southend On Sea

    LandmarksLandmarks

    The visitor information centre on the pier is the place to start, being the place to book boat trips etc and having information on the immediate amen...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 29.3 miles from Ardleigh
  6. Outside view of Southend Cliff Lift in Southend On Sea

    Southend Cliff Lift

    Southend On Sea

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    Take a pleasurable journey on an iconic feature of Southend's rich heritage with fantastic views of the pier and estuary. The lift can accommodate up...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 29.4 miles from Ardleigh
  7. Sign next to tracks at Bressingham Steam Experience

    Bressingham Steam Experience

    Bressingham

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    At Bressingham Steam Experience there are 4 railways to explore here plus collections of vintage locomotives to coo at, plus a National Dad's Army co...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 32 miles from Ardleigh
  8. Steam train at Audley End Miniature Railway in Saffron Walden

    Audley End Miniature Railway

    Saffron Walden

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    The Audley End Miniature Railway is a delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke's private 10 and a quarter inch gauge railway through Estate woodla...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 33.3 miles from Ardleigh
  9. People sailing at Bartons Point Coastal Park in Sheerness

    Bartons Point Coastal Park

    Sheerness

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    The stunning Bartons Point Coastal Park is located on the edge of Sheerness with large grass areas for walking and recreation. The lake features crab...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 34.6 miles from Ardleigh
  10. Train at Epping Ongar Railway

    Epping Ongar Railway

    Epping

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    Epping Ongar Railway is Essex's longest heritage railway and the closest to London, running from Ongar to North Weald and into Epping Forest. They ru...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 35.1 miles from Ardleigh
  11. People on mini train at Barnards Miniature Railway in West Horndon

    Barnards Miniature Railway

    West Horndon

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    Barnards Miniature Railway is a brilliant family attraction set in the delightful grounds of Barnards Farm amongst sculptures, rivers and woodland. T...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 36.7 miles from Ardleigh
  12. Train at Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway

    Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway

    Sittingbourne

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    The Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway line dates back to 1905 and runs on a 2' 6? gauge track and engine size. Some of the carriages are open t...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 41.6 miles from Ardleigh
  13. Kids on anchor at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

    The Historic Dockyard Chatham

    Chatham

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    The Historic Dockyard Chatham has a fantastic range of attractions, iconic buildings and historic ships to explore with your family of little histori...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 42.7 miles from Ardleigh
  14. Family on miniature train at East Herts Miniature Railway in Ware

    East Herts Miniature Railway

    Ware

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    East Herts Miniature Railway, located within the grounds of The Van Hage Garden Company in Great Amwell, is a 7 and quarter inch gauge miniature rail...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 44 miles from Ardleigh
  15. Steam Train at The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway in Sittingbourne

    The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway

    Sittingbourne

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    At the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway, there's a charming LGB model railway with miniature surrounds that will happily entrance the younger visi...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 45.4 miles from Ardleigh
  16. Exhibit at Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey

    Royal Gunpowder Mills

    Waltham Abbey

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Immerse the children in fun exploration of science, history and nature at theRoyal Gunpowder Mills. Set in 170 acres of beautiful, unique landscape,...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 45.6 miles from Ardleigh
  17. Vintage London Transport at East Anglia Transport Museum in Lowestoft

    East Anglia Transport Museum

    Lowestoft

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    East Anglia Transport Museum is a great tourist attraction that also has an educational role, with a living museum that shows the development of mech...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 47.1 miles from Ardleigh
  18. Outside view of Visitor Centre at Eaton Park in Norwich

    Eaton Park

    Norwich

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    Eaton Park is a hidden gem, with so much more to do than you think and conveniently located close to the centre of Norwich. The enormous and always l...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.4 miles from Ardleigh
  19. Train engine at Swanley New Barn Railway

    Swanley New Barn Railway

    Swanley

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    Swanley New Barn Railway is a miniature railway (7 an a quarter inch gauge) situated in the green flag awarded 60 acres of Swanley Park, Kent. The ra...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 49.9 miles from Ardleigh
  20. Duck at Swanley Park

    Swanley Park

    Swanley

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    There’s nothing like a safe, open space for families to relax in during the summer months, which is what you’ll find at Swanley Park. This popular 60...

    Suitable for 4-12 Outdoor 50 miles from Ardleigh

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