Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Dorset

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Dorset in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 24 Dorset 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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Yeovil Railway Centre

  • Yeovil
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Yeovil Railway Centre is a small steam and diesel Railway Centre that was formed in 1994 to preserve the original Southern Railway turntable (British...

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...

Swanage Railway

  • Swanage
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The award winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, pas...

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...

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...

East Somerset Railway

  • Shepton Mallet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Enjoy East Somerset Railway's 5 mile round journey through the rolling Mendip countryside. Ride the train, have a look around and ride the train agai...

Seaton Tramway

  • Seaton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Seaton Tramway offer a fun day out for all the family, and a chance to step back in time when you ride one of the trams. They operate narrow gauge he...

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...

Pecorama4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Beer
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Pecorama is one of East Devon's favourite tourist attractions, based in the village of Beer. A picturesque fishing village in the heart of Lyme Bay....

Beer Heights Light Railway

  • Seaton
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Beer Heights Light Railway first opened to the public on the 14 July 1975, is considered by many to be the finest 7.25 inch gauge railway in Britain,...

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...

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...

Bath Boating Station

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bath Boating Station offers Thames Skiffs (rowing boats to you and I!), Canadian canoes or punts for a day's jaunt on the water where you may well en...

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...

Strawberry Line Miniature Railway

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Strawberry Line Miniature Railway, set in the grounds ofAvon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park at Keynsham, is the longest ground level 5” gauge rai...

Avon Valley Railway

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Avon Valley Railway offers more than a train ride: it also offers the opportunity to explore the delights of the river valley. The heart of the railw...

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,...

The Matthew of Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Matthew of Bristol is a replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497, The Matthew is available to visit in the Bristol Float...

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