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Urmston & District Model Engineering Society

85 reviews
Urmston, United Kingdom
About Urmston & District Model Engineering Society
The Society operates a miniature railway in Abbotsfield Park since 1948 at Chassen Road, Flixton, in the Borough of Trafford, Manchester. We run every Sunday throughout the year except Christmas Day. And some Banh Holidays. Weather permitting. The railway is a continuous circuit of 2200 feet (670 metres) of raised track comprising both 3 1/2" and 5" gauges. It is one of the largest elevated tracks in the country. The price of a ride is 30p per adult or child.
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Flixton park is a nice park to visit. Only small but the little model railway is a snip at what used to be 20p but it has probably gone up a bit now.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JPersil
jasonl269, Public Relations Manager at Urmston & District Model Engineering Society, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Good afternoon JPersil, Thank you for the kind words. Charge for children and adults is 30p. We run every Sunday. During summer holidays we run on Wednesdays. Weather permitting of course.

Reviewed November 18, 2018

This is a great place for all ages. Lovely autumn day. Great value for kids of all ages. Lovely little playground for my grand-daughter to enjoy the swings.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nevswim
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We go to this park on a regular basis, the play ground area is really good. There is a toddler section and another part for older kids. There is plenty is space to run around and there are lots of dog walkers there too. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

An afternoon out with a difference! Steam engines for a trip round the park! The children love it and it is cheap.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rosiethehv44
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We have visited numerous times over the years. The people are so enthusiastic. They obviously love showing off the trains and the very small cost of riding the trains is quite unbelievable. We have normally given a donation when we have been.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marion M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

An enjoyable time with the family playing and a picnic in the park with the added bonus of a ride round then park on a steam train which was real value for money 30p per person. The people who run it were very friendly and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Combined with a warm sunny afternoon this was a great afternoon out. There were five steam engines and a diesel running, at 30p a ride we had ago on all of them. There are two play areas and a big field to play in if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

We had been meaning to come to this place for over a year.The only negative I can say about this place is that parking can be difficult as you have to find street parking. The railway does a large loop around the park, most of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Barry H
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Very good initiative to entertain kids and grown ups! Very fair price, we gave a little more as an encouragement to keep it up, as similar things should be replicated more often to bring the local community together outdoor. It might be a small thing,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AlyRyoga
Jason L, Guest Relations Manager at Urmston & District Model Engineering Society, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Dear AlyRyoga, Thank you for taking the time to leave comments. We value all the support and appreciation from the community and visitors to our club in Abbotsfield Park. We look forward to seeing your all again soon. Don't forget we will be running Easter...More

Reviewed November 24, 2017

Visited with grandchildren on a sparkly, frosty sunday morning. Whole experience of tidy clean park includng play area was a joy. Staff on miniature steam train were so friendly and a volunteer party were sweeping up leaves as we left. Sight of enthusiasts with their...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Nicola F
April 19, 2019|
Response from jasonl269 | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We will be running Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Weather permitting. We look forward to seeing you at Abbotsfield Park.
Caroline B
July 10, 2018|
Response from Barry H | Reviewed this property |
HI it does run during the week. Best to check with them first.
February 25, 2018|
Response from jasonl269 | Property representative |
The railway will be open on Easter Sunday And Bank Holiday Monday from 11am - 3pm approximately. Weather permitting of course. Hope the weather is good for everyone.