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Ruislip Lido Railway

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Address: Reservoir Road, Ruislip HA4 7TY, England
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+44 1895 622595
12:20 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 12:20 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Ruislip Lido Railway is a 12 inch gauge railway operated entirely by...

The Ruislip Lido Railway is a 12 inch gauge railway operated entirely by volunteers. The line runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Willow Lawn Station which is close to the car park. Here you can watch the loco being turned on the turntable ready for the return journey. The two and a half mile round trip on Britain's longest 12 inch gauge railway takes about 35 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE - This TripAdvisor page is for the railway at the Lido. The Lido itself is maintained and operated by the local council.

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Perfect for the whole family big and small. Good location as it is situated in and around woodland. Play park near by to

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141 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for the whole family big and small. Good location as it is situated in and around woodland. Play park near by to

Thank EvangelosDemetriou
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a very energetic and inquisitive (and far to clever for his age!!) four year old here today. What a pleasant surprise this was. It is situated in lovely surroundings, is operated by friendly and helpful people and is very reasonably priced. Our young explorer was really excited to see the trains as we drove into the car park.... More 

1 Thank AndyB-SamT
Rushden, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here in Feb half term and found it to be a lovely scenic location. The return price is very reasonable and the length of track is impressive. There is a small cafe near the car park, which is free, that serves drinks and a small restaurant near the manmade beach end serving food. The ride itself was very pleasant.... More 

Thank Emma W
Northampton, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I did not know about this place until my girlfriend showed me today. What a fab place. £10 return for a family - a 10 minute trip from station to station on a fantastic train. The vokunteers obviously love what they do and they do a great job. Keep it up!!

1 Thank Payrollpaul
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The kids love it, open top, nice track layout through the woods. Service from the car park to the beach. Regular service, run by enthusiasts so it makes the experience more enjoyable. A great attraction and always requested by the children.

1 Thank Animesh G
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The children enjoyed the ride ...and kids are the best judges. Just a short ride at a reasonable cost.

Thank MrQuiet1949
Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A journey on this little train is a must each time we visit Ruislip Lido. Cruising at a relaxed speed through woodlands the little train takes you to the manmade beach, a return journey takes you back to the car park. Something special for people of all ages.

Thank liangdonna
St Albans, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We visited The Lido and decided to take a trip on the train . We were really pleased that parking was free and it took 5 mins to walk to a small station. We bought two return tickets and took our lad who is just under 3 on for free. The train engine and carriages all looked in great condition.... More 

2 Thank filmlocationhound
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This place is full of old memories for me. As a young child, then a teenager and more recently with friends just taking a quick March a round or with my kids to just have fun on the lido train or just play on the sand or complete the obstacle course. It's free, and it's our oasis of calm among... More 

Thank Christina G
Stafford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We rode this last Saturday, myself and my six year old son who is mad on trains, super value for money, nice scenery and actually serves a purpose car parks to Lido beach, super friendly staff, clean coaching stock no faded paintwork to be seen, will return Don't forget to wave now ☺

Thank Phil B

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