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Railworld Wildlife Haven

225 Reviews
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Railworld Wildlife Haven

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Sarah S wrote a review Oct 2020
Greenhithe, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is the place we found when looking for a place to stop mid a long journey. Now we travel from Kent just to visit it. We tell everyone we know to visit if they can. Such a beautiful well kept place with lovely staff doesnt say enough. The trains are everywhere and so well kept. From the garden railway which amuses you with trains swapping in tunnels to the model railway you can operate or watch on the large track. Not to mention the view of Nene Valley railway and mainline train services. My favourite part is the nature reserve with its tunnels and bridges and always things to look out for. We have even been here for the planned nature trails or Easter hunts. A very inspiring place and we wish we lived closer. Thank you for making such a lovely friendly space.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thank you so much V2746QSsarahs - Wonderful ... We just love the 5 Starts! Thanks a Million, it really means so much to all of us ... Last full year - March 2019 to March 2020 we put in over 16,000 recorded volunteer hours - Quite an amazing figure .. We all feel we want a better world for our children and our grandchildren - we are just doing 'Our Bit'... ? We are only a small group .. around 20 of us - all ages, but determination is high to have a go and create an inner city haven for our native wildlife and people to enjoy and hopefully appreciate... Thanks again for your wonderful comments - Really made our day! We love it when people say nice things - Fires us all up to do more - Thank you.
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Adam Bright wrote a review Sep 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
I spent a nice couple of hours there today with 2 young boys. A nice little attraction that is run by volunteers with a very reasonable entry fee. Lots of picnic areas, some interactive activities and nice walks. If you like trains and nature, it's well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Sorry for the delay - Thank you adam1bright for your most kind comments and the big 4 Stars! In reality - We are just a few volunteers trying to do our bit .... We can only do what we have volunteers to do ... Our volunteers number around the 20 mark - We are all concerned about habitat loss, lots of us are into habitat creation, others into model railways .. Between us we have created a little attraction for our City of Peterborough ... Last full year - March 2019 to March 2020 Volunteers recorded over 16,000 hours! Quite an amazing figure. We want to 'Entertain and hopefully Educate about our Amazing World' ... and encourage people to take responsibility for this amazing planet we all call home - Thanks again adam1bright for taking the time to thank us for our work ... Creating Habitat for Nature with Model Railways ..
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Nicola H wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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This place is a hidden gem💎. Just a great place to escape the busy town life and relax🧘‍♀️🚆. Such friendly and helpful staff (volunteers), who have all done such fantastic work transforming the land. The apples🍎 off the tree's are delicious. The whole family enjoyed them as we looked around. So thank you for allowing us to pick them 😁. Will definitely be returning and hopefully will lend a hand in the future. Thank you for a lovely day out. Keep up the great work guys. Recommend 💯
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Sorry for the delay - Thank you Nicola H - Just the kind of words we volunteers love to hear ... and Thanks a Million for the fabulous 5 stars! Wonderful! So pleased you and your family enjoyed your day - It really does mean so much to us ... Keeps us going and wanting to volunteer more ... When we look back and think about what has been achieved - We sometimes can't believe it - But when volunteers, company's, groups and individuals work together for a common cause - Creating inner city habitat for people and wildlife to enjoy - Nothing is impossible! We always have to also thank our founder, Rev Richard Paten who brought the land set up the registered charity and donated the land to the project - Thanks again Nichola H for everything you have said and done ...
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Tom Weeks wrote a review Aug 2020
Yaxley, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a nice little gem this is in Peterborough. Kids absolutely loved it from the model trains to exploring the gardens and even watching the huge steam engine coming into the platform (good timing there!!) The size of the place is perfect as it’s not to big and small enough for the little ones to have fun running around but not big enough for them to moan about walking to far. Everything is easy to get to and all the staff are welcoming and friendly. With some model trains outside and also a smaller model railway inside this place is great and also if you fancy catching up on some of the history of Peterborough’s railways it’s definitely worth a visit. The gardens are nicely kept and easily accessible which is a nice walk over a bridge next door. Encourages exploring and the signal box is a nice touch being able to go in. Will be back again and thoroughly recommend this place to all. Nice place, nice people and a great place to go away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre (located through the fair meadow car park)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thank you Tomchap7 ... Thank you so much for your wonderful words .. They mean so much to all of us ... ......So nice to hear that you and your children thought our 'Wildlife Haven' was nice! To be honest it has taken us well over 25 years to create it - With lots of help from nature! How time fly's! Each of the 3 big bridges, former Victorian Aqueducts from Abbots Ripton a few miles away from our site! They were restored when we won a UK Environmental Teamwork Award, they weight 22T each and took us about 3 years to install each of them! I can't believe we didn't give up - But something kept us going (people like you I feel that love what we are doing?) ... We started in 1985 when our passionate founder Rev Richard Paten, purchased the land with his own money and started us all off creating what we have today! The ponds, waterfall and restoring the Victorian Aqueducts and utilising the structures as bridges within the haven ... The 'Globe Hall Earth Centre' took an incredible 19 years to complete! .. We have shown that with lots of passion and effort, derelict land can be a fabulous asset to our native wildlife and own community ..... Our 'Model Railway Team' headed by 'retired' Bob Clarke, continue to amaze and thrill our visitors old and young - Bob and his team have other remarkable plans for 2021 ... Thanks a million Tomchap7 for your great review...
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Becky B wrote a review Aug 2020
Spalding, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
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We visited Railworld today with our 5 and 12 year old, and brought Grandma along too. We all had a fantastic day out, there was so much to see and do-we can't believe we left it so long before visiting as we can't wait to go back. The little train village was just lovely and the nature reserve spectacular. Its so well looked after by the volunteers and it was a joy to admire the upkeep and all their hard work into keeping it in fantastic order. Entry price was so reasonable and the shop for ice creams, snacks and drinks and gifts was great too. Next time we will bring a picnic and take advantage of the numerous, well spaced picnic benches and enjoy and bit more time there. A wonderful day out was had by all.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Hello 783beckym - Sorry about the delay ... Thank you so much for your wonderful words ..And your Big 5 Stars! They mean so much to all our amazing volunteers .....So nice to hear that you thought our 'Wildlife Haven' was nice! It has taken over 25 years. We have planted over 300 trees - that we won - In a local 'Clear up a Grot Spot' competition! With lots of help from nature it's starting to look natural ...! Each of the 3 big bridges (weight 22T each!) took us about 3 years to install! I can't believe we didn't give up 783beckym - But something kept us going (people like you I feel that love what we are doing?) ... Last year March 2019 to March 2020 we recorded over 16,000 hours of volunteer effort, in 2018 we were presented with the 'Queen's Award for Voluntary Service'! We are really on an 'Environmental Mission to Entertain and hopefully Educate' - That we must look after this amazing place we all call home... Thank you once again 783beckym
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