Great Central railway Nottingham

Great Central railway Nottingham

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Great Central railway Nottingham review

The Great Central railway Nottingham, otherwise known as the GCRN, is a transport museum with heritage train rides in Nottinghamshire. The trains run from the southside of the village of Ruddington with return trips to Loughborough and back. It takes in 10 miles of beautiful scenery from Nottinghamshire to Leicestershire.

They run a varied schedule with both steam and diesel trains. Plus a whole host of annual special events, many of which are just for families. All of their trains feature onboard catering with many services featuring a first-class buffet car.

The main station is Ruddington where there is a cafe, a fun narrow-gauge line operated by the NSMEE and a collection of historic buses. Plus there are three model railways. The main platform is alongside the Rushcliffe country park in Mere way. There are more facilities within the park including an excellent children’s play area.

FAQ and Further Information Great Central railway Nottingham

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks at Ruddington Station plus the option for onboard food and drinks (in first class). You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Heritage railway from Nottinghamshire to Leicestershire with museum miniature train rides, model railway nearby country park with play area. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult standard return ticket costs £12, children 5-15 £6, under 5s are free, . Family tickets £30, dogs £3.

Is there parking?

Car Parking available (Small refundable charge applies).

When are they open?

The Great Central railway Nottingham runs a varied schedule throughout most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on the trains, they will need a ticket.

Are they accessible?

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Great Central railway Nottingham
Great Central railway Nottingham
Great Central railway Nottingham
Great Central railway Nottingham
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