18 Best Railway and Transport Attractions In York Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In York

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in York in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 18 York 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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Family on miniature train at National Railway Musuem in York

National Railway Museum

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At National Railway Museum there are big trains, bigger rides, it's the perfect platform for the biggest railway day out ever! Great for kids of all...

Kids at Derwent Valley Light Railway in York

Derwent Valley Light Railway

  • York
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Derwent Valley Light Railway, which is also known as The Blackberry Line, is a heritage railway line running on about half a mile of the original...

Steam train at Middleton Railway in Leeds

Middleton Railway

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Middleton Railway started in 1758, and is the oldest working railway in the world! They have a purpose built Engine House, with ticket station, and m...

Train journeys at North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

  • Pickering
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Fancy a trip to Hogsmeade; the famous train station seen in Harry Potter? Then take a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and enjoy a day out f...

Tram at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway in Baildon

Shipley Glen Cable Tramway

  • Baildon
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain (cliff lifts excepted). Dating from 1895, the line was built to s...

Steam locomotive at Keighley & Worth Valleey Railway in Keighley

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

  • Keighley
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway provides an excellent opportunity to step back in time and enjoy a train ride with the kids through the heart of Br...

Steam train at Kirklees Light Railway in Huddersfield

Kirklees Light Railway

  • Huddersfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Come along and take a 50-minute steam-hauled return trip along 4 miles of 15 narrow gauge railway. Their large visitor centre offers facilities for t...

Steam train travelling at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway in Skipton

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

  • Skipton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire...

Exhibition by soldiers at Streetlife Hull Museum of Tranport

Streetlife - Hull Museum of Transport

  • Hull
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Streetlife - Museum of Transport tells the story of 200 years of transport in Hull, ideal for kids that love cars of all kinds. Everyone will enjoy g...

Train at Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel in Keighley

Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel

  • Keighley
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Ingrow Museum of Rail Travel , based at the first station from Keighley on the Worth Valley Railway, is run by a volunteer body called the Vintage Ca...

Train by seaside at Scarborough North Bay Railway

North Bay Railway Scarborough

  • Scarborough
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

If your kids just love railway attractions, take them on a picturesque ride along the historic North Bay Railway! You’ll not only get to soak in the...

Canal boats at Skipton Boat Trips

Skipton Boat Trips

  • Skipton
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Skipton Boat Trips offer a great way to explore the longest canal in Britain at 127 miles (204km)! The canal was originally used to transport stone,...

Ship at Bark Endeavor in Whitby

Bark Endeavour

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Enjoy fantastic views of the Jurassic COastline from on board the Bark Endeavour Whitby , an authentic replica of Captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour...

Family getting on canal boat at Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre in Marsden

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

  • Marsden
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

As one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, visitors can explore deep into Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre on one of the family friendly guided...

Miniature train at Saltburn Miniature Railway

Saltburn Miniature Railway

  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Saltburn Miniature Railway, situated at the bottom of Saltburn Bank, in the Valley Gardens, is a delightful 15 inch gauge miniature railway, running...

People in lift at Saltburn Cliff Lift in Saltburn by the Sea

Saltburn Cliff Lift

  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Saltburn Cliff Lift was opened in 1884, this is the oldest remaining waterbalance cliff lift in Britain and a stunning mode of travel, safer and...

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Step back in time and journey through British railway history at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum. Find out what Victorian Darlington - the...

Families on train at Thompson Park and Miniature Railway in Burnley

Thompson Park and Miniature Railway5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Burnley
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

At Thompson Park there is a whopping great 3 acre boating lake here plus the River Brun bisects the Park, between the 2 providing habitat for many va...

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