Things to do at Colne Valley Railway review
Colne Valley Railway is a heritage railway based at Castle Hedingham station in Essex. The railway has a 1-mile long-running line with a fully reconstructed station, signal box and railway yard.
As well as being able to ride on a diesel or steam train they also have a miniature railway with two stations and six locomotives. The ride is 750 metres long and runs on most open days (subject to weather). There is an even smaller miniature railway close to platform 1. This is a scale railway where everything is miniature, even the castle, model boats and Nessie. This is fully functioning most weekends, again weather permitting.
They have a second miniature railway in the railway shed behind the signal box. This was donated to the railway. There is an interactive learning museum and a travelling post office where you can have a go at sorting letters. You can pick up a nature trail and enjoy a walk around their woodland (May to September, only if the ground is suitable). Plus of course, you can enjoy rides on their full-size diesel or steam trains.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Colne Valley Railway
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Train rides, plus rides on a miniature railway, model railways, museum, woodland walk. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range, adult tickets are from £8, children from £4. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a large free car park.
When are they open?
Colne Valley Railways runs a varied schedule throughout the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs will be accepted subject to a £2 per dog charge, with the exception of assistance dogs. Dogs will not be accepted at certain events and owners must adhere to the issued guidelines.
Are they accessible?
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