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OUTSIDE ROMFORD

Audley End Miniature Railway

UPDATE: TICKETS CAN BE BOOK FOR THE SUMMER FESTIVAL NOW TO VISIT FROM 18TH JULY ONWARDS. NEW CARRIAGES WITH SCREENS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE NOW IN PLACE. Diesel and steam engines explore the stunning gardens and woodland at Audley End. There is also an enchanted fairy and elf walk to explore. Events run throughout the year and tickets are pre booked via the website.more...

Audley End Miniature Railway, Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Waldon, CB11 4JB [show map]

01799 510726

Colne Valley Railway

UPDATE: LIMITED OPENING FROM 26TH JULY - SUNDAYS ONLY. CHECK WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS. Fun for all the family. Come and ride behind steam and diesel engines along our mile of track with the station in the middle. A country railway with just under a mile of track on the site of the original Colne Valley and Halstead Railway. Steam and diesel engines, carriages, wagons, signal boxes, stations and bridges.more...

Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3DZ [show map]

East Angian Railway Museum

UPDATE: OPEN NOW ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS THROUGHOUT AUGUST. NOT ALL ELEMENTS OF THE MUSEUM ARE OPEN SO PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. Immerse yourself in a real steam railway museum and get up close and personal to our wide collection of steam trains, diesel locomotives and vintage carriages. Our atmospheric Victorian buildings, restored trains and working signal boxes tell a unique story of a time when the railway was the largest employer in the region.more...

East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester, CO6 2DS [show map]

Epping-Ongar Railway

UPDATE: SERVICES WILL RESUME ON 1ST AUGUST. RUNNING ON FRIDAYS SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN AUGUST. CHECK WEBSITE FOR BOOKING DETAILS. Step back in time with us and experience the romance of travel in bygone times as you pass through picturesque countryside, beautiful forest and historic towns. We are both the longest heritage railway in Essex, easily accessible via the tube network. Our vintage buses start from Epping and Shenfield stations, whisking you back in time to our period stations, with heritage steam and diesel hauled trains. All three heritage transport experiences are included in one great value ticket - and it's valid ALL day long!more...

Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, CM5 9BN [show map & facilities]

Buggy/wheelchair access
Toilets
Baby change

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Lakeside Karting

UPDATE: OPEN FOR PRE BOOKED SESSIONS. LAKESIDE KARTING IS THE LARGEST AND FASTEST GO KARTING RACE CIRCUIT IN ESSEX AND NOW HAS THE NEW CHILDREN'S KARTING RACE TRACK. Experience the South-East's largest and fastest outdoor go karting race track, suitable for adults and junior karting enthusiasts of all skill levels. Karts available on this top ranking circuit include the 70mph Race kart, Adult Novice kart and our high spec Cadet kart. We also offer family karting events and children's karting events.**Three different cars suitable for a range of ages - 3-7, 8+ and 14+.more...

Arterial Road (a1306), West Thurrock, RM19 1EA [show map & facilities]

Free parking

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Mini Port Electric Ships

UPDATE: OPEN AND READY TO TAKE YOUR BOOKINGS! MiniPort at intu Lakeside is open every weekend and school holidays subject to weather conditions. We are open from 10am until 6pm, later if the weather is kind and we are busy. This venue gets very busy in the afternoon so best get there early to avoid the que!! MINIPORT have a large fleet of ships for you to be a captain of. Our fleet of boats are all electric, so no need to pedal or row!! ;-) Great fun for all the family, our boats can fit up to five people. Mini Captains (Children) are allowed to be a captain of the ship as long as they are accompanied by a responsible person.more...

Intu Lakeside, West Thurrock, Grays, RM20 2ZP [show map & facilities]

Free parking

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North Weald & District Miniature Railway

UPDATE: TRAINS WILL RUN EVERY WEEKEND FROM 1ST AUGUST. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 11AM - 4PM. It's a 7 1/4 gauge miniature railway, that runs through the land of the Harlow garden centre . It costs £1 a ride and all money goes back to the development of the railway. We have steam and diesel electric Locos and the garden centre has tea rooms and is a nice place to spend an afternoon and is a great trip out. The ride is about 1/2 mile long and takes around 5 minutes. Follow us on Facebook more...

Harlow Garden Centre, Canes Lane, North Weald, CM17 9LD [show map & facilities]

Free parking
Buggy/wheelchair access
Toilets
Baby change

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