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Railworld Wildlife Haven

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Amazing place!

Well where do I start?! We’ve always wanted to go here but never got round to doing it and with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
71kerryr9
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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We love Railworld.

A visit to Railworld is a must when our grandson comes to visit. The model train layouts are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pndmcleod
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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 2018 from Easter till October 28th + School Holidays - We are a self funded volunteer group. We have a Passion for...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well where do I start?! We’ve always wanted to go here but never got round to doing it and with the weather being nice we thought we would give it a go today and so glad we went. It is so educational for the kids...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank 71kerryr9
N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a Million 71kerryr9 For your five stars and you kind positive comments - They mean so much !! ... Educational is what we want to hear !... Fun things to do - Is what we want to hear ...! Lots of lovely Nature is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Railworld is a must when our grandson comes to visit. The model train layouts are fantastic and he never tires of operating the controls on the Thomas the Tank Engine layout. The wildlife haven improves each time we visit. The volunteers are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank pndmcleod
N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love you to love what we have done pndmcleod - Makes it all so worthwhile! Thank you so much for your time and your 5*'s! Certainly made our day! We are only volunteers, the project drives us crazy some days - but also elates...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have time take 30 mins on your walk down the riverbank to appreciate this little gem. Settled on both sides of the river next to the east coast mainline sits a young child's model railway dream and a quiet reflection on our wildlife...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank David T
N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much David T for your time and your kind comments ... And of course your 5*'s! Certainly made our day! You may know we are only volunteers and all we want is for people to enjoy what we have done ... Makes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this place enough! My 3 & 4 year old had a fantastic time, as did my OH and I. They loved both the outdoor and indoor model trains -and especially loved being able to control Thomas,Percy & Co! Definitely worth exploring the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Adventures4Amy
N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh Adventures4Amy - Wonderful words to make our volunteers so, so happy! Thank you so much for your time and your kind comments ... And of course your 5*'s! You are so right about the 'Love' that has gone into the place - 30 years...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Railworld yesterday and although I don’t normally add to trip adviser, I felt the need to rave about this place. What a lovely mix of things for our sons to explore - large trains, hands on model railway, lots of train memorabilia,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank J O
N3117LOBrianP, volunteers at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi J O - Thank you so much for your kind comments ... And of course your 5*'s! Loved the fact that the visit sparked interesting conversations .. love it .... The spinning 'Globe' took us 6 years!! It was all made by volunteers and...More

Reviewed January 16, 2019

Many years ago Railworld was just a train carriage containing a miniature railway. Since then they have had a big facelift and boy was I surprised with what they have done there. They have some lovely landscaped gardens with plenty of seating areas for picnicking....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank CarolBowley
N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2019

Thank you CarolBowley - Thank you for your wonderful comments ... And the 5*'s The fact that you are loving what we are doing is more that enough .... Your mentioned your visit was in May - We feel May is one of our best...More

Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

You really don’t know what is on your doorstep sometimes and I had the good fortune to visit this place yesterday and what can I say but WOW the work that has gone into what was an eyesore all with volunteers is amazing and well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank pizzy12
N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

So sorry for the delay ..... Thank you pizzy12 - We just love the 5 Stars! The project was started by our super volunteer Rev Richard Paten (who in 1968 purchased the locomotive that started our friends the Nene Valley Railway!) All your kind words...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Nice location and a good mix of history and wildlife done in an original way, well worth an hour or twoMore

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ANWPTQ
N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Thank you for your 4 stars ANWPTQ .... Sorry for the delay ..... Pleased that you like what we have done, we do constantly try to improve ..... Even though we are just volunteers - We feel we have an important job to do .......More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Had a fantastic day out with my family, my young children (who love trains) thought it was brilliant. The layout is good, the displays are fantastic and the value for money is second to none.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

So sorry for the delay ..... Thank you Jet31453691846 - We love the 5 Stars! Thanks a million for your kind words ... It fires us up to volunteer more and we need lots of volunteers to keep this project alive and kicking! Even though...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We went today for the 1st time and we had a GREAT day!! The staff were all very lovely and helpful. Loads to do for The Halloween event. Both kids aged 9 and 2 loved it! Definately will be back. Thank you for fun value...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kirsty H
N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Hi Kirsty H - Thank you for your Five Star Rating!! .... Fabulous! - Really fires us all up to do even more.... Every day is certainly a challenge - volunteers purchased the old power station coal yard over 30 years ago and we have...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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