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

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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Brighton

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Brighton in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 48 Brighton 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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Entrance to Volks Electric Railway in Brighton

Volks Electric Railway

  • Brighton
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Opened in 1883,Volk's Electric Railway is the 'world's oldest operating electric railway'. The brainchild of inventor Magnus Volk the railway runs fo...

Steam trains at The Lavender Line in Uckfield

The Lavender Line

  • Uckfield
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Lavender line is East Sussex's best kept secret! The line is now just a mile long and starts at Isfield station. They are extremely excited to an...

Family on miniature train at Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway in Haywards Heath

Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway

  • Haywards Heath
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

You have to time your visit to Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway well, as it's only open on limited weekends. This is because it's run by volunteers...

Steam train at Bluebell Railway in Uckfield

Bluebell Railway

  • Uckfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

 All aboard! Little train lovers will be in heaven at Bluebell Railway in East Sussex, and alongside the impressive collection of vintage steam...

People walking at Mewsbrooke Park in Rustington

Mewsbrooke Park

  • Rustington
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Mewsbrooke Park has recently celebrated 9 years of Green Flag Awards which is amazing: well done guys! Highlights include the charming miniature rail...

Train at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

  • Eastbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

On Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway travel behind the famous miniature steam or diesel locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the bea...

Families on train at South Downs Light Railway in Pulborough

South Downs Light Railway

  • Pulborough
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

South Downs Light Railway runs through the grounds of Pulborough Garden Centre and out into the country. Steam hauled trains run every weekend and Ba...

Dotto Mini Train traveling through Eastbourne

Dotto Mini Train

  • Eastbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

If you do like to be beside the seaside, take a ride on the Stagecoach Dotto Mini Train along the Eastbourne coast. It’s a lovely way to take in the...

Aircraft from Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in Chichester

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

  • Chichester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was established in 1982 on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. From its beginnings in 1916, through its illustrious serv...

Steam train at Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells

Spa Valley Railway

  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Spa Valley Railway is a great value family-orientated day out, with full sized steam and heritage diesel trains providing a regular service, and...

River at The Chichester Ship Canal

The Chichester Ship Canal

  • Chichester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Chichester Ship Canal runs 4 miles from the Southgate basin in the heart of Chichester to the Chichester Harbour at Birdham. Visit the Canal Trus...

Aerial view of East Hill Cliff Railway in Hastings

East Hill Cliff Railway

  • Hastings
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Unlike some resorts that boast more than one funicular railway, at Hastings the two railways could not be more different despite the fact that they w...

Staff on boat at Solar Heritage in Chichester

Solar Heritage

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Solar Heritage is a unique solar-powered boat for a trip on Chichester Harbour with a difference. From the moment you get on-board you will experienc...

Clear day at Cliff Railways in Hastings

Cliff Railways

  • Hastings
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The West Hill Lift is the UK's steepest funicular railway and not only a structure of national importance but also a source of immense local pride. T...

People sailing at Chichester Harbour Water Tours in East Wittering

Chichester Harbour Water Tours

  • East Wittering
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Chichester Harbour Water Tours offer a chance to ride the Wingate, originally a rescue vessel on board a cruise ship, now dedicated to nature jau...

Steam train at Hollycombe in Liphook

Hollycombe Steam in the Country

  • Liphook
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Britain's largest traditional fairground collection, with almost all rides steam-powered. Several rides are now unique. For example, Hollycombe is th...

Miniature train at Stansted Park Light Railway in Havant

Stansted Park Light Railway

  • Havant
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Stansted Park Light Railway is a 7 and a quarter inch gauge miniature railway in the grounds ofStansted House in Hampshire, and next to theStanst...

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...

Train from Hayling Seaside Railway in Hayling Island

Hayling Seaside Railway

  • Hayling Island
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

At Hayling Seaside Railway the EHLR is a new 2ft gauge light railway on the coast of Hayling Island, Hampshire, running for just over 1 mile between...

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...

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