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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Sheffield

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

Peak Rail

  • Matlock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Peak Rail welcomes your family to journey back (baaack) to a bygone age and experience the historic thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved rai...

Steeple Grange Light Railway

  • Wirksworth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Established back in sunny 1985, the Steeple Grange Light Railway is a charming 18 inch gauge railway line built on a branch trackbed of the old Cromf...

Sherwood Forest Railway3.6666666666666665 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Edwinstowe
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Sherwood Forest Railway is home to the only Narrow Gauge Steam Railway in Nottinghamshire, and it's in miniature! A real steam railway, reduced to 5...

Crich Tramway Village4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Crich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Go back in time with Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire and take a ride on a vintage tram, running alongside a period street, and climbing up a mile...

Midland Railway-Butterley

  • Ripley
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Whether you intend your visit to be an hour or two or you wish to stay for a full day, here at the Midland Railway Butterley, there are plenty of thi...

West Shed Museum

  • Ripley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Visit the West Shed Museum: home to historic steam locomotives. Train enthusiasts will have plenty to get excited about, with films and hands on acti...

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...



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Marple Centre Play and Train

  • Stockport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

With a miniature railway, indoor play facility and small animals to look at, this makes Marple Garden Centre a rather understated moniker! The charmi...

Brookside Miniature Railway

  • Poynton
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Brookside Miniature Railway, located in Brookside Garden Centre in Poynton, offers a superb train ride for families and enthusiasts along a half mile...

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...

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

  • Leek
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway uses miniature narrow gauge steam engines on its trains to give a 3 mile return trip along the side of Rudyard Lake. T...

Churnet Valley Railway

  • Froghall
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Churnet Valley Railway takes you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel on a lovely rural line that passes right through beautif...

Museum of Transport

  • Cheetam Hill
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take a trip back in time with one of Britain's biggest collections of restored buses, coaches and trams at the Museum of Transport. From a Victorian...

North Scarle Miniature Railway

  • Lincoln
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

North Scarle Miniature Railway is a ground level, five and seven and a quarter inch gauge track. Over time this track has been extended to give a tra...

Springfield Park Model Railway

  • Rochdale
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Are you a family full of train lovers? Do the kids own an impressive collection of wooden and plastic trains? Then head on down to Springfield Park M...

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...

Newark Air Museum

  • Newark
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Discover the secrets of Newark Air Museum on the former World War II airfield of Winthorpe. It’s a little slice of a huge chapter in history. Take a...

Great Central Railway Nottingham

  • Ruddington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Great Central Railway Nottingham they offer 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North...

East Lancashire Railway

  • Bury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

All aboard the East Lancashire Railway! Step back in time and enjoy a family day out like no other with a spectacular 12-mile steam train ride throug...

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