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Viables Minature Railway

Address: Unit 5, Viables Craft Centre, Basingstoke, England
Phone Number: (0)1420 543581
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you are looking for a fun way to pass an hour or so it is always worth a visit when the rides are running. Kids love it but it is more fun to watch the fathers little faces light up at the sight of these miniature models hauling what appears to be an impossible amount of people around the... More 

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Basingstoke
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were told they open next Sunday for rides £1.50p per person kids and adults from .11.00am til 4.00pm they had a. Birthday party going on £100 to hire on sat not sure on how many rides you get but the kids loved it.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

little ones will love the train rides ours loved them good for big kids too there is a café in the grounds of viables and some small units selling various goods though not always open

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Our boys (aged 5 & 3) loved it last year, a nice little treat and not very expensive. Looking forward to taking them to the Steam Rally Exhibition again this year on 13th & 14th April.

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We went with family, its was very good, the kids loved it. its a nice little treat for them! they would love to go again, may be when the weather is a bit better

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VIablesConductor, Society Member at Viables Minature Railway, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed it! The next Public Running sessions are at Easter 2013, Sunday 31st March and 1st April. More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

The system is looking quite run down at Viables, this may a winter issue as we have not been during the summer months

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VIablesConductor, Public Relations Manager at Viables Minature Railway, responded to this review

We are sorry the site did not look as good as we would hope when you visited. The railway was built, is maintained and run by a group of volunteers (Basingstoke Model Engineering Society) in their spare time. As a community of engineers we tend to focus on the safety and maintenance of the track, locos and rolling stock; and... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Is it ever open? Used to take the kids but have yet to see it functioning recently

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VIablesConductor, Public Relations Manager at Viables Minature Railway, responded to this review

I am sorry we were not open when you visited. The railway, locomotives, and rolling stock was built and run by volunteers from Basingstoke Model Engineering Society, and has been running since the '70s. It normally operates on the 1st Sunday of the month, the last open day this year is on the 22nd of December, when there is a... More 

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