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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Southampton

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Southampton in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 33 Southampton 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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Beaulieu

  • Brockenhurst
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Make like royalty deep in the heart of the New Forest;  Beaulieu is an award-winning day out packed with motors and a magnificent Palace House. Get s...

Lakeside Country Park

  • Eastleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The lovely Lakeside Country Park is created from reclaimed gravel pits, which makes the range and quality of it's landscaping even more special and i...

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

  • Eastleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Get ahead of steam this year at Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway. Take your kids on a day out to a train station where they can be a conductor for a...

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

  • Exbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway is a fun place for all the family. Take a stroll through 200 acres of beautiful woodland garden, full of unusual pla...

Classic Boat Museum Cowes

  • East Cowes
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Classic Boat Museum Cowes is a great place to take the kids in any weather. There is a great selection (more than 50!) of power boats, sailing boats,...

Fort Victoria1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Inside the unassuming sounding Fort Victoria is a family adventure waiting to happen, hiding a top Reptilarium, exhibition and an amazing Model Railw...

Fort Victoria Model Railway

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Fort Victoria Model Railway is colourful and fun and great for kids who love trains and those that enjoy novelty. The layouts are extensive and prett...

Miniport at Gunwharf Quays

  • Portsmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Miniport at Gunwharf Quays is your chance to captain your own motorised ship. After a short briefing you will put on a lifejacket, descend the st...



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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

  • Ryde
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Isle Of Wight Steam Railway is calling all passengers to jump aboard and explore five miles of the Island's best hot spots.  The all day ticket a...

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...

Army Flying Museum

  • Stockbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take your family days out to new heights with the Army Flying Museum, and keep your little flyers learning with over 100 years of history and play ar...

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...

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...

Littledown Miniature Railway

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Visitors are welcome on running days to come and experience the Littledown Miniature Railway, situated to the rear of the Littledown Centre. They are...

Bournemouth Eye

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Tethered Balloon Flights every day from the beautiful Lower Gardens in central Bournemouth. They'll take you 500ft. above this exciting resort where...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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