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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre


Please note, there are plenty of tickets available for Teddy's Train Ride but online bookings have now closed (we need time to post your tickets out!), so please just turn up on the day and buy your tickets on the gate. We open at 10.30am.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A fun day out for the whole family!

Come for steam train rides on Sundays, plus ride the miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre, plus lots more! 

We are also open Monday-Wednesday for Static Days when the site is open but train rides are NOT running.

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This Weekend:
Sunday 27th May AND Bank Holiday Monday: Teddy's Train Ride - Kids with a teddy go FREE! And Teddy gets his own train ride! See below.
Also this weekend:
Sunday: See a fabulous display of Vintage Bicycles from the Veteren-Cycle Club
Bank Holiday Monday: It is our Annual Bus Rally, so you can admire our visiting vintage buses...

Mid-week Static Day: 
Tuesday 29th May: the site is open but TRAIN RIDES ARE NOT RUNNING - ticket prices are much reduced for these days. Adults £6, Seniors £5, children £4 - under 5s FREE as usual.

Half Term Steaming Day: 
Wednesday 30th May: Bring the children to our half term steaming day to enjoy steam train rides, the miniature railway, the Railway Museum and the travelling post office. We open at 10.30am until 4.30pm. 

Please note: We are a working railway museum, not a full working railway, hence our train ride runs back and forth on our 1/3 mile length of track and lasts around 20 minutes. You can go on it as many times as you like!  


Sunday 27th & Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018

Children with a Teddy get in for free!
Please note, online bookings for Teddy's Train Ride have now closed (we need time to post your tickets out!), but there are plenty of tickets available so please just turn up on the day and buy your tickets on the gate.

Due to the success of this event last year, we will hold the same event again this year over the two days. The event when children with a teddy get in for free, and Teddy gets his own train ticket and steam train ride!

Click here for more information


Sunday 10th June: Royal British Legion Family Fun Day 

The Royal British Legion will be taking over the site for their Centenary Celebrations (100 years since the end of WWI) with lots going o throughout the day, with a Parade of Standards, Act of Remembrance, Royal British Legion Riders, RBL Brass Band, Community Choir, Cadet Parades plus all the usual fun of The Railway: Steam Train Rides, miniature railway, Railway Museum and Visitor Centre.

They are also putting on a special Railtour from Aylesbury, through Quainton and across to Bicester Village and back again! Railtour tickets can be bought on the day from Buckinghamshire Railway Centre for £5/adult, £2.50/ child (under 5s free). Normal entry fees to The Railway apply - a percentage of which will be donated to the Royal British Legion. Tickets pre-booked through our website only include entry to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre NOT the railtour. RAILTOUR TICKETS CANNOT BE PRE-BOOKED. THEY CAN ONLY BE BOUGHT ON THE TRAIN ON THE DAY.

Railtour starting at Aylesbury at 10.10am. First departure from Quainton at 10.40am.

Click here for more information and the full railtour timetable   

Online Pre-booking for our Day Out With Thomas events is open

Thomas will be here on:

30th June & 1st July


1st & 2nd September

Click here to pre-book your tickets for our DOWT events

Come and ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet The Fat Controller, ride our miniature railway, enjoy live children's entertainment, plus lots more! Click here for more information about DOWT

(Tesco Vouchers are not valid for a Day Out With Thomas).

Emergency Services & Community Day: Saturday 14th July

Due to the success of this event last year, we will be holding the Emergency Services Day again this year. Come and see a fire engine, ambulance and police car, talk to members of the emergency services. Plus, see lots of other local charities, societies and clubs. Also, have steam train rides and all the fun of The Railway!

Click here for more information or to book!

Exciting News: PAW Patrol's Marshall to visit our Fire Engine Rally!

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August 2018


We've just heard that Marshall from PAW Patrol is coming to our Fire Engine Rally on 18th & 19th August! The heroic pup will be making personal appearances at intervals on each day. Come for our usual great steaming day event with train rides for everyone, see the Railway Museum, spend time in our Visitor Centre, ride the miniature railway and watch the model trains! 

Pre-bookings for our Fire Engine Rally are NOW online! CLICK HERE TO BOOK!


Newly Extended: Local Resident Annual Family Pass only £32

Do you live within an 8-mile radius of us? (Click here to check!) We are now offering our Local Resident Annual Family Pass to those within 8 miles of us (as the crow flies), for a one-off payment of just £32 per family for a whole year! Come and enjoy your local heritage railway centre as often as you like! Click here for more information and an application form

Stunning locomotive 'Cornwall' is on display in our Visitor Centre!

'Cornwall' is on display, pride of place inside our Visitor Centre for all to admire.

Cornwall is here to take the place of Castle Class 4-6-0 No. 5080 Defiant, due to its return to Tysley for proposed overhaul to mainline standards.  LNWR 2-2-2 tender loco No. 3020 ‘Cornwall’ has come to Quainton on loan from The National Railway Museum. Built in 1847, ‘Cornwall’ is being displayed alongside two LNWR liveried carriages and has taken pride of place in our stunning ‘Rewley Road’ Visitor Centre. Rather appropriately, the building was also built by LNWR in the centre of Oxford, before being relocated to the Quainton site. ‘Cornwall’ will hopefully be with us for approximately two years. We are thrilled to welcome such a stunning locomotive to our collection.

Types of Open Days at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Steaming Days:

Our standard Steaming Days in 2018 are every Sunday from April 8th until 29th October... (we are open other days too, see below for more information!) We open from 10.30am - 5pm on Sundays. (Last admissions one hour before closing).

Steaming Days are our normal, working open days - every Sunday from April 8th to October 28th, and Wednesdays during the school holidays (April 4th & 11th, May 30th, then July 11th-September 5th and October 24th for our Halloween Disco!) On our Steaming Days you get unlimited free steam train rides on our 1/3 mile length of track! There are lots of other engines, coaches and carriages on display to see and learn about - some are newly restored and others are awaiting restoration. Take a trip (£1 per person age 3+) on our 1km long, ride-on miniature steam railway pictured below (a delight for the children - but the adults love it too!) and visit our extensive railway museum. We also have a beautiful glass-roofed visitor centre with more to see, including meticulously restored engines and carriages from times past. We also have a shop and cafe, selling hot and cold food, drinks and snacks, a big (free) on-site car park, four lots of toilets around the site, two footbridges (one with disabled access) and plenty of picnic areas... Come and spend the day with us!

You can use Tesco vouchers on any day except Day Out With Thomas and Christmas.

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Station Road
HP22 4BY

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Tel: (01296) 655720

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