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Colne Valley Railway

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Greenall outing :)

Sunday lunch railway trip booked for my father-in-law. We entered the train at 12.30 & came away at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Good Value...Rude Staff

Having recently visited with our son who has a disability we found the visit good value for money... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Enjoy a trip on our mile length of line on the original Colne Valley and Halstead Railway. Re-located buildings, signal boxes etc., all lovingly restored by volunteers. Mixture of steam and diesel operating days, miniature 7 1/4" railway, garden...more
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Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham CO9 3DZ, England
+44 1787 461174
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My sister and I bought my dad the steam train driving experience for his 70th birthday. He had a wonderful day. We all went along to watch and the kids enjoyed looking at the garden miniature railway and riding on the diesel train. My dad...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sunday lunch railway trip booked for my father-in-law. We entered the train at 12.30 & came away at 4.30pm. The food was good, service needed a little improvement, but I understand this is early days for this new venture at colne valley.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having recently visited with our son who has a disability we found the visit good value for money with plenty of interesting things to do, in general the staff were great and very helpful, this was really let down by the chap in the signal...More

Thank Bboyxxx
Reviewed 9 August 2018

A fabulous place that needs public support to keep up their improvements. Helpful, interesting and friendly volunteers run this piece of local history. Please visit when you can. Take time to ask and you'll be surprised by the enthusiasm and interesting responses you'll get!

4  Thank Allison M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This railway has only a track of a mile long with the station in the middle so trips are short but you get engines running round. The site is having a lot of work to improve it done at the moment. There is a lot...More

3  Thank Heavymetalman727
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We spent a fantastic few hours with our grandson here. Steam train rides. Model railways big and small. Mini train rides. The only disappointment was that their cafe had closed the week before.

2  Thank littlepatsy
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Having found their website and felt our 5 and 3 year old grandchildren might like this venue we went along yesterday, driving from Chelmsford. A very warm day too. On arrival you are 'greeted' by a long dirt track followed by a field which is...More

2  Thank WoodyChelmsford
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Decided to take my 3 year old as he loves trains and thought going on a vintage train as well as the miniature railway and model railway would be a good experience. How disappointed we were though, the miniature railway and cafe wasn’t open (no...More

3  Thank Adam T
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

If I’m honest we felt a little bit disappointed following our evening aboard the royal coach on the Pullman train. This was a birthday gift for my partner. You are asked to arrive promptly but instead of welcoming everyone to the on-train bar to enjoy...More

2  Thank Julie F
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Travelled from Cambridge and met families from Ipswich, Colchester, Sudbury, Chelmsford all happy and chatting away. Entrance pack includes Aboard Thomas Passport, activity sheets, and Quiz. Lovely atmosphere with Activities Tent with lots of train layouts to play with all ages from tots to Grandads,...More

1  Thank Kite277
David A, Manager at Colne Valley Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback. All the volunteers will be delighted you enjoyed the day and took full advantage of all the site has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Stephanie P
28 June 2017|
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There are usually both full size and miniature trains to ride on, although the miniature railway cannot run if it is raining. There are also interactive model and garden railways, plus many other attractions.