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

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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Reading

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Reading in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 65 Reading railway and transport attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. 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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Cockpit of Miles Martinet at Museum of Berkshire Aviation in Reading

Museum of Berkshire Aviation

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Berkshire's dynamic contribution to aviation history is graphically re-captured at the museum. Run as a charitable trust, the museum is at the histor...

Family on train at Pinewood Miniature Railway in Wokingham

Pinewood Miniature Railway

  • Wokingham
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Pinewood Miniature Railway has been running trains for 25 years, delighting children of all ages. Located at Pinewood Leisure Centre, between Wokingh...

Steam Train in Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

Cholsey and Wallingford Railway

  • Wallingford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway is a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey, with t...

Miniature passanger train at Frimley Lodge Park and Miniature Railway in Camberley

Frimley Lodge Park and Miniature Railway

  • Camberley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Frimley and Ascot Locomotive Club was given permission to build a miniature railway within the 59 acre Frimley Lodge Park in 1988. By 1990 the one ki...

People at Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre

  • Didcot
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Didcot Railway Centre offer a fine collection of steam locomotives in the engine shed and depot. There is a reconstruction of Brunel's original broad...

Steam train at Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

  • Chinnor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

All aboard this fantastic day out at Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway, where all your steam dreams will come true! Clamber up into the huge tra...

Miniature farm at Bekonscot Model Village in Beaconsfield

Bekonscot Model Village5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Beaconsfield
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bekonscot Model Village is the world’s oldest model village, comprised of six teeny tiny towns. This miniature 1930s microcosm has more than 200 buil...

Families at Mizens Railway in Woking

Mizens Railway

  • Woking
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Mizens Railway is a fabulous place to visit with children of all ages from 12 months and up. There are ticket offices and guards to welcome you so it...

Miniature train at Great Cockcrow Railway in Chertsey

Great Cockcrow Railway

  • Chertsey
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Great Cockcrow Railway is set in a rural location not far from Chertsey and the M25. Note the limited opening. There is a choice of two routes, a...

Horse pulling barge boat at Kennet Horse Boat Company in Hungerford

Kennet Horse Boat Company

  • Hungerford
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Kennet Horse Boat Company is a small, family run (and family friendly) business offering traditional canal barge boat trips, and private charters. Ex...

Canal boats at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford

Dapdune Wharf

  • Guildford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The award-winning visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford tells the story of the navigations and the people who lived and worked on this 360 yea...

Entrance to London Bus Museum in Weybridge

London Bus Museum

  • Weybridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

London Bus Museum not only covers the history of public transport over 100 years but also has a great collection of old buses, which still work! So p...

People and boats at Magdalen Bridge Row Boats in Oxford

Magdalen Bridge Row Boats

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Magdalen Bridge Row Boats is fun and relaxing and a great way to spend a sunny afternoon on the river. You can hire the row boat for an hour or if yo...

Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway

Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway

  • Feltham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Visit a little-known local attraction on your next family day out and discover Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway - the “secret railway”. It’s...

Families on train at The Ruislip Lido Railway

The Ruislip Lido Railway4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ruislip
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Ruislip Lido Railwayis a 12 inch (305mm) gauge railway that is operated entirely by volunteers, and is the longest exact railway of its kind in t...

Families on train at Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway in Oxford

Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There are lots of opportunities for activity and adventure at Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway. The largest park in Oxford offers spans 42 acres...

A family looks on at a steam train at Mid Hants Railway

Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • New Alresford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Pick up your golden ticket and experience the golden age of steam travel at Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line. Get up close with the locomotives at t...

Wide shot of water area at Cassiobury Park in Watford

Cassiobury Park

  • Watford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

You've all been there in the summer holidays when pennies are tight, yet the children need to get out of the house. It’s times like these that you re...

Kids on train at Malden Miniature Railway in Thames Ditton

Malden Miniature Railway

  • Thames Ditton
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Malden Miniature Railway is well known and locally it is referred to as the Thames Ditton Miniature Railway, and this is where they operate their 2 i...

Family by miniature train at Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway

Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway

  • Thames Ditton
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Thames Ditton Miniature Steam Railway is run by friendly volunteer enthusiasts who love sharing their knowledge of the railway and the trains that ru...

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