Garden Railway

Garden Railway
11:30am to 4:00pm
Weather Permitting

Free entry via the Heritage Centre

Our 45mm gauge Garden Railway can host both battery and steam-driven locomotives. The layout covers an area of around 15m x 10m and comprises a large circle, with passing loop and sidings. A “Y” junction leads the track through the main control building from where it continues to a return loop serviced by another siding.

The Heritage Centre and some of its volunteers have their own locos and rolling stock. Visitors (of all ages) may drive a loco under supervision (currently £1 for 5 minutes).

If you have a suitable loco, and would like operate it on our track then please get in touch via the form at the bottom of this page, and we will be happy to arrange a day.

We would like to run the garden railway throughout the school summer holidays, but we need your help. We need volunteers to operate the trains and collect the £1 fee from the public. If you are interested please take a look at our volunteering opportunities page. Anyone aged 18 or over can volunteer and younger volunteers are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Operating the garden railway might be the ideal pastime for a grandparent/grandchild team through the holidays.