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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

 

   


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. (Wednesdays in School holidays become Steaming Days!) Plus, kids under 5 go FREE to most of our events! AND, our family ticket includes 4 FREE chldren!

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We are next open:

THIS WEEK:
Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th September: Mid-week Static Days
The museum and rest of the site is open but TRAIN RIDES ARE NOT RUNNING - reduced ticket prices. Adults £6, Seniors £5, children £4 - under 5s FREE.  The cafe is closed, but hot & cold drinks, and snacks are for sale.

THIS WEEKEND: SPECIAL EVENT!
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September: Annual Traction Engine Rally
All the fun of The Railway plus traction engines galore! Admire these fascinating machines - full size and miniature. Also, working farm machinery, Open from 10.30am as usual: Steam train rides all day long, and our Visitor Centre, miniature train rides, model trains, travelling post office, cafe and shop will open be open. More info below...

NEXT WEEKEND:
Sunday 30th September: Steaming Day
Open from 10.30am as usual: Steam train rides all day long, and our Visitor Centre, miniature train rides, model trains, travelling post office, cafe and shop will open be open.

Please note:
We are a working railway museum, not a full working railway, hence our usual steam 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.


Annual Traction Engine Rally

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September 10.30am-5pm
A really busy, fun and interesting weekend event which revolves around a rally of stunning Traction Engines with approximately 20 full size traction engines and 20 miniature traction engines! Also:Steam train rides, Miniature train rides, working vintage farm machinery, vintage commercial vehicles, tractors, parades throughout the day, wood sawing demonstrations.
And all this at our normal Steaming Day prices: Adult: £11, Senior: £10, Child: £8, Family (2a+4c): £32.
Pre-booking is not required, just come along and buy your tickets on the gate. 
Click here for more info


Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller have gone back to Sodor now, but they will be back for Christmas!

Thomas and The Fat Controller are coming back to visit in December for our Festive Days Out With Thomas!
Keep an eye on the website and on our Facebook page for annoucements that online booking has opened. 9
Pre-booking for Christmas is ESSENTIAL and we sell out quickly.

December Weekends: 1/2nd, 8/9th, 15/16th & 22/23rd December

Day Out With Thomas 2019:

Click here for more information about our normal DOWT days which will return at Easter 2019.

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


October Half Term
Steaming Days: Sunday 27th October, Wednesday 24th October & Sunday 3rd November - Open 10.30am.
(Steam train rides from 12.30pm on the Wednesday due to trains running later for the Spooky Night Train that evening - see below.)

Also, Static Days: Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd October
The museum and rest of the site is open but TRAIN RIDES ARE NOT RUNNING - reduced ticket prices. Adults £6, Seniors £5, children £4 - under 5s FREE.  The cafe is closed, but hot & cold drinks, and snacks are for sale.


New! Halloween Disco & Spooky Night Train
Half Term: Wednesday 24th October 2018 - 6pm-8pm
Wait till it's dark and take a ride on the Spooky Night Train, and enjoy the family-fun disco! Fancy dress competition. Soup and hot dogs available to purchase.
Only £7.50 per person (Under 2s FREE).
Click here to book! 

Local Pass Holders £5 per person. See below for information about our Local Pass.


Wedding Fair: Sunday 4th November 11am-2pm

Our hugely popular Wedding Fair is back for its third year on Sunday 4th November, from 11am-2pm
*  Free entry  *  Glass of bubbles on arrival  *  Lots of lovely and friendly local wedding suppliers, from cakes and caterers, to flowers and photographers...
No need to pre-book/register, just turn up!
Plenty of parking
Plus, come and see our stunning vintage railway wedding venue!
For information or other queries, please email Emma on functions@bucksrailcentre.org


Christmas is a coming! Oh, yes it is!

I know, I'm sorry, it's still the summer... but, people are starting to ask what's happening here this Christmas! You won't have to wait much longer, tickets will be on sale mid-September - we are just organising a new, more customer-friendly ticketing system!

The Low-Down:
Thomas will be here for the first four weekends in December and, as usual, Father Christmas will travel on the train seeing everyone and handing out presents to all the children. Booking is ESSENTIAL as we sell out fast, especially the First Class compartments. We will announce here and on our Facebook page when pre-booking goes live.


We are Family-Friendly!

We pride ourselves in being -friendly! Did you know that children under 5 get FREE entry to most of our events - including special events. AND, our family ticket is for 2 adults and up to 4 children age 5-15! 
Events not included are: Day Out With Thomas, Christmas and Halloween when different pricing structures are used.


Local Resident Annual Family Pass only £32

Do you within an 8-mile radius of us? (Click here to check!) Our Local Resident Annual Family Pass can be purchased by anyone 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 (Includes Aylesbury and Haddenham!) The Local Pass gives free entry to nearly all. of our events!


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 takes the place of Castle Class 4-6-0 No. 5080 Defiant, which has returned to Tysley for proposed overhaul to mainline standards.  LNWR 2-2-2 tender loco No. 3020 ‘Cornwall’ is 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!

Static Days:
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.
You can wander the site, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre, peek in at the restoration sheds and talk to any of our volunteers who may well be working there. The cafe is closed, but we have a self-service hot drinks machine, and cold drinks/snacks for sale. 

Special Events:
We run lots of Special Events throughout the year, including some popular family events like our famous Days Out With Thomas and Teddy's Train Ride, and also our Steam Galas and vintage vehicle rallies. Simply checkout the pages of our website to find out more about what's on and when! 

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

 

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Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Station Road
Quainton
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP22 4BY

For General enquiries:
office@bucksrailcentre.org

For School enquiries:
education@bucksrailcentre.org

Tel: (01296) 655720

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