Abbeydale Miniature Railway in Sheffield

The Abbeydale Miniature Railway is a great place to take the family on a Sunday! With two tracks and loads of different trains no visit is exactly the same! The staff are all very passionate about the site and do lots of work maintaining the tracks and trains so that you can ride them so you know you’re in safe hands! Get on the back of one these gorgeous steam or diesel locomotives and see how surprisingly fast they go!

Where is a good family day out in Sheffield?

The Abbeydale Miniature Railway has two tracks and a very passionate and dedicated set of staff. We're sure you and the kids will have lots of fun riding on the back of these beautiful mini locomotives!

Tickets to ride are are only £1.50 so its great cheap fun for all the family! You’ll be surprised how much fun it is as an adult too. It’s set in a beautiful historic woods as well so the trees are lovely and after your ride its a great location for a family picnic. A real hidden gem, get the family down for a day of miniature train riding fun!

  • Tickets are £1.50 a ride
  • Open mostly on Sundays only and not every one. So make sure you check online to avoid disappointment.

Miniature railway facts!

  • There are over 1000 ridable miniature railways around the world and over 150 in the UK!
  • Miniature Railways in the UK carry over a million passengers a year!

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