Things to do at Devon Railway Centre review
Devon Railway Centre is a tourist attraction in Bickleigh, Devon. It offers a range of things to do such as train rides, a model village, model railways, outdoor play areas and a museum.
Their 2ft narrow gauge railway takes you on a ride next to the River Exe and around the attraction. They have both steam and diesel locomotives which you can ride as many times as you want during your visit. It’s a fun experience for kids as you are encouraged to clip your own tickets and they often ask for a volunteer to help wave the flag. You can ride to a picnic area with a climbing frame.
There is also a smaller 71/4 gauge railway which also allows you to explore the area around the centre. There’s plenty to spot including gnomes and other fun things in the Magic Wood. In some of their stationary train carriages they have a model railway exhibition. Plus there is a button to press to make the funfair come to life.
Outside there is a relatively large model village with trains that meander through it. The Play shed is an indoor soft play area which is suitable for children up to 148cms in height. Kids can also play in their play coaches with sand, wooden railways sets and more.
There’s also a railway-themed crazy golf course, a mini train kids can drive, orbiter ride for those 1.1m and over plus drive your own cars. That’s not all there are also three outdoor play areas with a castle-themed play for younger children, a twister play area for all children and the picnic site mentioned above.
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FAQ and Further Information – Devon Railway Centre
Is there food and drink available?
There is a tearoom serving hot and cold food and drinks. They have a riverside picnic area.
What are the main things to do?
Railway with two types of train rides, play areas, crazy golf, model village and more. There are toilets and a restaurant.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs around £8, children around £6.50. Other pricing options including a season ticket and family ticket are available.
Is there parking?
There is free on-site parking.
When are they open?
Devon Railway Centre is open from April until October. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Are they accessible?
Due to the historic nature of the Centre, it is not all wheelchair friendly.
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