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Ruislip Lido Railway

Reservoir Road, Ruislip HA4 7TY, England
+44 1895 622595
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Excellent for the kids and reasonable prices

Come in summer but be warned that it is not guaranteed to run as it depends on volunteers to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great Value Fun

This is a really lovely little railway line providing a fun and novel way to reach the lido from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah B
via mobile
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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Reservoir Road, Ruislip HA4 7TY, England
+44 1895 622595
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Come in summer but be warned that it is not guaranteed to run as it depends on volunteers to operate it. Plenty else to do for the kids as there is a sandy beach and a track around the reservoir.

Thank Carapipi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really lovely little railway line providing a fun and novel way to reach the lido from the car park. It's a really reasonable price and although not a very long journey it's a very pretty one and probably just long enough for...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable journey through Ruislip Woods ending at a children's play area and cafes. We have been many times and is extra special at Christmas time.

Thank chrisfollett78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and knowledgeable staff and the longest railway of its type in the UK - what more do you need?! I and my 6-year old thoroughly enjoyed it. Cafes and lots for children to do at both stations. Make sure you are aware of the...More

Thank LondonLewis_H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Taking a journey on the minature railway is fun for children and fun for adults. It is located near the Lido beach and there are car parks a few hundred yards away near the Waters Edge Pub and Restaurant. The track takes you through woodland...More

Thank J150505
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent miniature railway, run by a great group of enthusiasts. Simple pleasure for kids of all ages older the better if you ask me. Lovely ride round the lake through the woodlands.

Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We love train ride, this is one very good! This a £3 (return ticket/adult) and £2.5 (return ticket/kid) the trip takes around 10 minutes! Really nice and the end of each Station you will find a cafe or the beach/splash area :)

Thank zorroadvisor
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We hired the train for a school party. We went expecting an up and back train ride but were given photo opportunities, a talk by the driver, question and answer session and the chance to help turn the train! The children (4 and 5 year...More

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank AndyB-SamT
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