Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Lake District, Cumbria

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Lake District in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 15 Lake District 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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Ullswater Steamers

  • Glenridding
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Ullswater Steamers offer the perfect opportunity to explore the area. Referred to as the 'Dark Lake' in Arthurian legend, it is believed monsters use...

The Scarborough Spa Express

  • Carnforth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

While there are plenty of differing trips available, the charming vintage steam engines at the Scarborough Spa Express are perfect for a family trip,...

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ravenglass
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway journeys from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through...

Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Lancaster Canal Boats offers daily cruises to the Magnificent Lune Aqueduct which has just undergone a substantial £2m facelift making it one of the...

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd

  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd has loads of different locomotives to check out, including one from the National Railway Museum Collection. There is a...

Fylde Society of Model Engineers

  • Thornton Cleveleys
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Fylde Society of Model Engineers The St Georges Sports Field and sports centre cater for a variety of popular team and individual sports. The Marsh M...

South Tynedale Railway

  • Alston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

South Tynedale Railway gives you and the kids the chance to travel on trains hauled by wonderfully preserved vintage steam and diesel locomotives fro...

Solway Aviation Museum

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Solway Aviation Museum is a collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and displays reflecting Britain's position as a former world leader in aircraf...

Ribble Steam Railway

  • Preston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Ribble Steam Railway on Chain Caul Road, Preston, is a family day out in the heart of Lancashire. The railway has been open to the public since S...

Skipton Boat Trips

  • Skipton
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Skipton Boat Trips offer a great way to explore the longest canal in Britain at 127 miles (204km)! The canal was originally used to transport stone,...

The West Lancashire Light Railway

  • Hesketh Bank
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

At The West Lancashire Light Railway the whole family can also enjoy a visit, with the short train ride around a flooded clay pit behind coal fired s...

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...

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

  • Skipton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire...

Model Railway Village

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Since 1996 Southport Model Railway village has been attracting model train enthusiasts from all over the world. This spectacular Model Village consis...

Lakeside Miniature Railway

  • Southport
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Lakeside Miniature Railway runs alongside the Marine Lake on the Southport sea front that is open every weekend from Easter, and then daily between J...

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