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Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park
Ranked #4 of 59 things to do in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A Railway Adventure in Eastbourne. Travel behind the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the beautiful country park. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the five-acre lake where nature and wildlife may be seen in their natural habitats. Relax in the prize-winning tea gardens with a beverage, lunch or Cream Tea from the railway style cafe. Picnic areas, model railways and the Railway Gift Shop. Also for the children is an adventure playground to help "let off steam".
Polegate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“toot toot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We go here at least once a week in good weather. The cafe is out doors it is clean and the food is good. They dont do chips which is part of the reason I take my son, & he will always choose a sandwich box which is very good value. It is family run and a wonderful safe haven from some of the busier venues of childrens entertainment locally. Plenty of room to let of steam for kids, and yet relaxed and not too expensive here mum can sit and drink tea and enjoy the sun.

Visited December 2012
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Camberley
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good for a couple of hours, not enough to do for a whole day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

This place is good if you want to pop in for a couple of hours. They charge extra for the train rides £1 per ride. The play area is average and could do with more things in it. There is a tea and coffee area so adults can sit down or grab a cup of tea or coffee.

Visited September 2012
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UK
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“Fun with train-loving youngsters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We enjoyed the site with a 3-year-old nephew - after train stuff there is a playground and picnic area - good for a small summer outing, but not a long day out as not that much to do (we went to the seaside afterwards)

Visited January 2013
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Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

My boys loved riding on the train! Nice play park, a little muddy when we went but boys enjoyed that all the more!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is such a brilliant place to take the kids in eastbourne- it's open from march-november, all for £12.50 each! the staff who run it are great- kind, and really care about their tourist attraction. Coffee is gorgeous, and a bargain and the kids can just run and let off steam at the play park areas. It's great!
I use a wheelchair, and it has good access (ramps, accessible loo and easy seating throughout)- although you can't get on the trains. They allow you to bring a carer in free of charge.

This really is an exceptional place.

Visited November 2012
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