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

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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Blackpool

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Blackpool in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 25 Blackpool 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 engine at Fylde Society of Model Engineers in Thornton Cleveleys

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...

Steam Train at The West Lancashire Light Railway in Preston

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...

Model village and town at Model Railway Village in Southport

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...

Families on train at Lakeside Miniature Railway in Southport

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...

Steam train at Ribble Steam Railway in Preston

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...

Canal boat at Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus

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...

The Scarborough Spa Express Train passes countryside

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lake and boathouse on Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

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...

Canal boats at Skipton Boat Trips

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,...

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...

Families on train at Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway in Chester

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway is fun for all the family. Miniature train rides set in the beautiful surroundings of Chester's Grosvenor Park. Only...

Passengers on boat from Showboats of Chester

ChesterBoat

  • Chester
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Jump aboard and set sail on an adventure above water on the ChesterBoat river cruises. Keen explorers will love discovering the sights of Chester and...

Train at Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel in Keighley

Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel

  • Keighley
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel , based at the first station from Keighley on the Worth Valley Railway, is run by a volunteer body called the Vintage Ca...

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...

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