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Railworld Wildlife Haven

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Oundle Road - City end | Access thru Pleasure Fair Meadow Car Park - PE28AT, Peterborough PE2 9NR, England
+44 1733 344240
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Wild at heart

A fantastic place to visit, always take my two young sons (age 5 & 8) here during the school... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marc H
Coal yard to Heven

What they have done here is very good, Brian has spent many hours making this a place to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
keith2803
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Alongside the Nene Valley Railway,(NVR)Peterborough Station. Short walk from Peterborough Main Line Station - Open Every weekend in 2016 from Easter till October 30th + School Holidays - We are a self funded volunteer group. We have a Passion for Nature and a slant towards model railways ..... We have built an intriguing exciting wildlife habitat to explore and 2,000 sqft of model railways to enjoy - Nostalgic film shows, steam on the main line, plus a Wildlife Trust documentary to Entertain and Educate about our wonderful world. Bring a picnic - Relax and relish your time with us. Family ticket 2 Adults + 3 children £10.00 - Adult £4.00 - Concessions £3.00 - Children £2.00
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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Oundle Road - City end | Access thru Pleasure Fair Meadow Car Park - PE28AT, Peterborough PE2 9NR, England
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+44 1733 344240
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"nature area"
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"local companies"
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"bird feeders"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic place to visit, always take my two young sons (age 5 & 8) here during the school holidays. They never get tired of playing with the outdoor model railway near the entrance and then exploring the wildlife haven before going into play with...More

1  Thank Marc H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What they have done here is very good, Brian has spent many hours making this a place to visit. from old coal yard for steam trains to a good day out.

1  Thank keith2803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a strange mixture of railway memorabilia and a nature reserve. For the rail buffs it is situated next door to the Nene Valley steam railway, with a model railway layout, old rolling stock awaiting restoration and a good view of the Peterborough mainline...More

1  Thank jane c
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment Jane C .... We are a small registered charity. Sadly we are just volunteers at the Railworld Wildlife Haven; we have never had any core funding, only a passion to 'give back' and create an inner city...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On frequent trips to the UK from Canada I try and visit Railworld when I'm in the Peterborough area. The attraction for me is not just the railway displays, but the homely appeal of a facility run by volunteers who have obviously donated many hours...More

2  Thank Robert G
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you RobertG - Wonderful to read what you say about us .... Truly Wonderful - Keeps us all going RobertG ... We are just volunteers and sadly there are never enough of us! You mention the Railworld Wildlife Haven 'director' was awarded an MBE...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

In many ways this is a hidden gem, not far from the centre of Peterborough. From the outside it looks like a few portocabins and some old rusty trains. Entrance is under £5. Once inside though you find model trains running around the garden and...More

2  Thank Stuart C
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello StuartC - Thank you for your positive comments ... Sorry for the delay! Yes you have highlighted the constant challenge to get more volunteers to help keep this project going ... It all takes a lot of effort - last year volunteers contributed over...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Situated at the Peterborough end of the Nene Valley railway , this is a little hidden gem that has model railways and is ideal for young children. Once youve walked over the river your in a about an acre of lend next to the east...More

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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you SimonW - Sorry for the delay - We are a small registered charity with no 'core' funding, we have to raise our own funds.... Our passion is to create an inner city 'lung', plus habitat for our native species and hopefully at the...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We just had such a wonderful time at Railworld. It was a freezing cold day but it didn’t spoil the experience at all. We went not expecting much as it is fairly cheap to get in and I hadn’t heard much about it but we...More

1  Thank Icklangel
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Icklangel - Thank you kindly for your 5*'s ...... It all takes a lot of effort - But it is so worth it when we get such positive comments like yours! Thank you so much .... Last full year (we volunteer thru the harshest...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

We took our four year old grandson who had a wonderful time. Had to drag him away from the outside train, but when he got inside and found he could control Thomas and friends himself, he was hooked. The large (grown-up) layout was wonderful and...More

Thank Margaret W
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Margaret W - Thank you for your most positive comments! ... So pleased you like the model railways - They are down to about 6 volunteers! It all takes a lot of effort - We have around 20 that work on the habitat...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Truly interesting not just a model railway but exhibits as well including the old Hovercraft, yes a British invention.More

1  Thank David Patrick W
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Waltodav - Pleased you enjoyed your visit - Sorry for the delay .... We do always want it to be better ... But there is just not enough of us .... .... Believe me some days we think it's the best thing we...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Thank you to all the staff at Railworld. We had a lovely visit today. It was nice to see a truly wild place being kept wild but under control. The small cinema was very interesting plus the bird cam. The model railway must have also...More

Thank caroleboon
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Carole and Steve - Sorry for the delay - We are just volunteers and there are never enough hours in a week! We are a small registered charity with no 'core' funding, we have to raise our own funds.... Our passion is to...More

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Julie B
March 23, 2018|
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Response from N3117LOBrianP | Property representative |
Well - We close at the end of October - But - We all volunteers - mostly 'retired' and we work on the project all thru the year so we will be on site - so just contact us via the website and we will open up for you, show you... More
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Andrew W
October 23, 2017|
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Response from N3117LOBrianP | Property representative |
We charge £2 for children, £3 for concessions, £4 for adults and £10 for a family of 5 ... All prices and opening days on our website - drop-down box front page LHS ... Best wishes - Brian
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Dormouse39
October 19, 2017|
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Response from N3117LOBrianP | Property representative |
Thank you Dormouse 3 - It's difficult for people to understand - We are just volunteers ... We brought the land, we have worked it and with the help of many people, individuals,groups and companies we have achieved what we... More
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