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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Somerset and Bristol

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Somerset and Bristol in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 26 Somerset and Bristol 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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Steam train at East Somerset Railway in Shepton Mallet

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...

Peppa Pig at Yeovil Railway Centre

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...

Outside view of Ashton Court Estate in Bristol

Ashton Court Estate

  • Bristol
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ashton Court Estate is a Country park and mansion with 850 acres of woodland and grassland. The estate is host to many activities including an annual...

The Matthew of Bristol ship travelling

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...

People on miniature trains at Strawberry Line Miniature Railway in Bristol

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...

Steam train at Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust in Watchet

Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust

  • Watchet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Museum contains nostalgic relics from the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway which used to run from Bath to Bournemouth, with all finally c...

Bitton Station at Avon Valley Railway in Bristol

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...

People on boats at Bath Boating Station

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...

Two boys in red overalls reading a leaflet in front of a jet at Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get ready for a  supersonic day out with the kids at Aerospace Bristol - over 100 years of aviation history and lots of interactive displays for all...

Steam train at West Somerset Railway in Minehead

West Somerset Railway

  • Minehead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The West Somerset Railway has lots of new things on offer including the launch of an ‘Augmented Reality Heritage Hunter' App which is available to do...

Mum with daughter on platform at Seaton Tramway

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...

Kids on soft play frame at Pecorama in Beer

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....

Families on miniature train at Beer Heights Light Railway in Seaton

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,...

Outside view of Tiverton Museum

Tiverton Museum

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tiverton Museum is a family friendly museum that offers free entry to accompanied children aged 16 and under, making for an interesting (but inexpens...

Families at Devon Railway Centre in Tiverton

Devon Railway Centre

  • Tiverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Devon Railway Centre is a popular Devon tourist attraction which offers a unique railway experience and boasts a host of attractions in one location....

Tintern Signal Box house exhibition at Tintern Old Station in Monmouth

Tintern Old Station

  • Monmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Tintern Old Station Built as a Victorian country railway station, the Old Station, Tintern is a charming site to visit for a quiet relaxing day out o...

Trains at Bridgend Miniature Railway

Bridgend Miniature Railway

  • Bridgend
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Toot! Toot! All aboard the Bridgend express! Bridgend Miniature Railway is a non-profit haven for all things trains. Run by volunteers and enthusiast...

Steam train at Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure in Coleford

Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Coleford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Perrygrove Railway is the steam train for all ages and all weathers! A charming railway in the Royal Forest of Dean where friendly staff welcome you....

Girls with ducklings at handling session at World of Country Life in Exmouth

World of Country Life

  • Exmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

World of Country Life is Devon's multi-award-winning whole family day out, whatever the weather! There are over 2 acres indoors with loads to do: cra...

Santa train at Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

  • Blaenavon
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

From the main station trains head north to the Whistle Inn, south to Blaenavon High Level Station (which happens to be only a short walk from Blaenav...

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