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The Stapleford Miniature Railway

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We are a historic volunteer preserved and operated private Miniature railway running around the scenic estate of Stapleford Park in East Leics. The railway was first constructed in 1958 and was restored after closure in the 80s opening in 1995. We...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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The Old Forge Stapleford Road, Stapleford LE14 2SF, England
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+44 7788 915609
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Only open twice a year, so visited the railway on the BH. Much more to see than the railway, traction engines, stationery engines, stalls selling all sorts and vintage cars. It is a wonderful ride behind the fantastic miniature engines for about 20mins through the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard P
RutlandFox, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

Hi many thanks for taking the time to review.. Yes indeed when we get busy, we go onto intensive and open the second signal box at lakeside splitting up the railway circuits so that two trains can operate at once and as you say pass...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Always have an absolutely fantastic day here at their steam events, I take the family every year to both events, my kids really love riding on the little steam trains. Fully recommend it to everyone.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed August 31, 2018

I always try to get to there open day,and was delighted to return this year to the August rally helping crew a visiting traction engine.The staff are always so friendly and Lady Gretton is a fantastic lady with time for everyone.Always something different on each...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ianjo2012
RutlandFox, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thanks for your review. As you know we are building up the steam rally side of the event so there is much more to see than just the railway. Bet it was great fun on the traction engine all weekend!! See you again

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

I visit every year on both the events in June and August bank holiday. And have done for the past 12 years. Never disappointed. Always great to take ride behind the tiny trains. The staff are always friendly and really informative.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank laurarC7122XT
RutlandFox, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you Great you have been coming over for last 12 years. It helps of course having visiting locos with variety as well

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We went for the railway but found so much more. This railway opens to the public twice a year only and this was one of their open weekends, raising money for the local hospice. The railway is a gem. Enthusiasts (i.e. me) and kids of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NorthEastMe999
RutlandFox, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Many thanks for the review I am glad you enjoyed the visit The volunteers love to hear how we are doing both positive and negative

Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing day we all had , it was out first time going to this one. But from the start it was brilliant, I really liked how the air cadets were there to greet you on arrival, it cost £12.00 for our family and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Carmen B
StaplefordRailway, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2017

Hi thanks for the review and glad you all enjoyed the railway

Reviewed September 1, 2017

Once part of the local estate this miniature railway is only open to the public by its trustees a couple of times a year. Their biggest event is the three days over August Bank Holiday. Entrance fee was £3 pp and train rides are another...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ken J
StaplefordRailway, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2017

Thank you Ken for taking time to write the review. At present we are a private railway and do only open to the public on the 2nd weekend in June and August 3 day BH as part of steam rallies but are looking at adding...More

Reviewed July 28, 2017

It was my birthday and we took our two-year-old daughter who loves steam trains with her bestie (two-year-old boy) who also loves steam trains, there were a small vintage tractor exhibition and some working scale models of traction engines. The train ride was excellent, we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Paul S
RutlandFox, Public Relations Manager at The Stapleford Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Thanks for taking time to post your review. Glad you enjoyed the visit, we have another event in August BH for three days over the sat sun and BH Monday whioch is a bigger event We open second weekdn in June and the August BH...More

Reviewed June 15, 2017

A fine, enthusiast maintained 10.25" gauge miniature railway (open two weekends a year) with an impressive collection of steam locomotives to take passenger on a long and enjoyable journey around the estate which includes a tunnel, long gradient, lakeside views and some quite fast running...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Robinhoodie
Reviewed April 23, 2017

This is always a nice day out when open. Great fun at the steam Rally with lots to se and do and the train ride is always a nice treat.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank EmJW
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captainpugwash45
March 23, 2018|
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Response from RutlandFox | Property representative |
Hi there is power up at the beer tent etc if you have a chat with Jez the organiser on the weekend or you can have quiet generators running in the camping field as it is spread out so no problem
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Michael W
August 28, 2017|
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Response from StaplefordRailway | Property representative |
Hi We provide parking in the main car park close to the entrance at the August event and next to the station at the June event which is smaller. All areas are hard grass with gentle slopes and hard stone track so... More
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Christopher J
June 7, 2016|
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Response from StaplefordRailway | Property representative |
Hi yes dogs under control are welcome on the field and on the trains but bear in mid the carriages are quite narrow and open so a really big dog may be hard to control or nervous but we have carried many without incident... More
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