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“Fun...and Cheap!”

Ruislip Lido Railway
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Ruislip
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Ruislip Lido Railway is a 12 inch gauge railway operated entirely by volunteers. The line runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Willow Lawn Station which is close to the car park. Here you can watch the loco being turned on the turntable ready for the return journey. The two and a half mile round trip on Britain's longest 12 inch gauge railway takes about 35 minutes. PLEASE NOTE - This TripAdvisor page is for the railway at the Lido. The Lido itself is maintained and operated by the local council.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Visited with parents, Girlfriend and Daughter on a very hot day and had a great time! Parking was FREE, there's plenty of sand to picnic on, The water is clean enough for a good paddle, there's decent play equipment for the kids AND a well thought out fountain play area for the kids to get soaked in. The Cafe is being refurbed but there is an ice cream van and a coffee wagon. Opposite the beach there is a pub for drink, food, and a huge bouncy slide. All in all a very good day.

Thank N R
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

the shop is still being refurbished - well it was up to two weeks ago. The beach and water equipment is tremendous fun for little ones (the latter when it's working) best bit is the model railway it's run by enthusiasts and absolutely brilliant. I hope it doesn't get too commercialised. The waters edge is awful for food so it's better to bring your own and grab teas/ coffees and icecream.

Thank SusmitaC
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