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Eastleigh Lakeside Railway

Lakeside Country Park Wide Lane | Wide Lane, Eastleigh SO50 5PE, England
+44 23 8061 2020
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Had a train footplate experience bought for me as a birthday present, What a day I had with John my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
stephenmspalding
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Full steam ahead for a wonderful day!

We always have a wonderful day here, as a family or just a place to visit on your own. The Station... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cannylass82
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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This dual gauge miniature railway takes visitors on a 20 minute round trip ride between Eastleigh Parkway and Monks Brook Halt, providing an opportunity to visit the lakes, children's playground and picnic areas adjacent to the Halt.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“free parking” (13 reviews)
“play park” (11 reviews)
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Lakeside Country Park Wide Lane | Wide Lane, Eastleigh SO50 5PE, England
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+44 23 8061 2020
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"thomas the tank engine"
in 11 reviews
"free parking"
in 13 reviews
"play park"
in 11 reviews
"few hours"
in 11 reviews
"ticket office"
in 5 reviews
"half way round"
in 5 reviews
"main station"
in 4 reviews
"small playground"
in 4 reviews
"long tunnel"
in 4 reviews
"nice afternoon"
in 3 reviews
"footplate experience"
in 3 reviews
"southampton airport"
in 4 reviews
"little boy"
in 4 reviews
"friendly staff"
in 9 reviews
"love trains"
in 2 reviews
"decent length"
in 2 reviews
"small cafe on site"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a train footplate experience bought for me as a birthday present, What a day I had with John my instructor,from steaming up to learning all about driving a steam engine a fantastic day. I did not realise how Much you have to multi task...More

Thank stephenmspalding
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always have a wonderful day here, as a family or just a place to visit on your own. The Station is lovely and the children (and adults) love the trains and train rides, The staff are always friendly and accommodating. Our Grandson always asks...More

Thank Cannylass82
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Lovely day out for all the family at a very reasonable price. Great play area. Cafe and gift shop. Lovely picnic area half way round. Staff are very helpful and friendly.

Thank jepawson
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Probably one of the best ten and a quarter gauge miniature railways in the UK for the variety of locomotives alone, especially the collection of superb historic Bullock locomotives from the 1930's.

Thank Keith B
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We visited Lakeside at the weekend – weather was slightly overcast but we still had a lovely time! Riding on the train was great and seeing the views around the lake were beautiful. Inside the station it looks quite old fashioned but the staff were...More

Thank BomoSun
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

came here one Saturday just for a look and ended up staying over 3 hours and riding on the little trains, such a great little place I will return in the summer and good value ticket prices too

Thank Claire E
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

great value and great fun. helpful staff well worth it if you like steam trains, kids seemed to love it

Thank SouthamptonUKAndy22
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Took advantage of the snowy weather and visited this lovely little haven ...water, woodland, various birds, steam train for the young and the more mature with plenty of room for some fun amateur sledging...great family fun and all free apart from the train ride!

Thank Sharonfrance4ais
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Amazing all day breakfast in a dog friendly cafe! We were told it was newly taken over (first day I think) Well done guys!

Thank SallyG_11
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We visited this railway as a family of 6 (2 children aged 1 & 3, 2 parents and 2 grandparents). Every where is clean and nicely taken care of. The ticket prices were reasonable and you can get off at the mid point and enjoy...More

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gillda2018
July 11, 2018|
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Response from SouthamptonUKAndy22 | Reviewed this property |
yes
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anjakimberley4
April 22, 2018|
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Response from SouthamptonUKAndy22 | Reviewed this property |
did not see any dogs on train when we visited
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nainam35
May 29, 2017|
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Response from lizzyj180 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does open on bank holidays. They usually have special events on for the kids as well.
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