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Ribble Steam Railway

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Great fun

We did the Santa train early December 2018 with a friend. The presentation was lots of fun starting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nassau, New Providence Island
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Good wish we had more time

My 3 year old son loves trains. We nearly didn't make this one. Managed to make the last journey of... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2019
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Hidden away in the heart of Preston's old Industrial Docklands, Ribble Steam Railway has been greeting visitors since 2005. Whatever the weather, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome from Ribble Steam's team of committed volunteers. Whether...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Chain Caul Road | Chain Caul Road, Ashton, Preston, Lancashire, Preston PR2 2PD, England
+44 1772 728800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Santa train early December 2018 with a friend. The presentation was lots of fun starting with the entrance welcome by the staff. They were incredibly involved in making this a wonder full experience for everybody especially the children. The elves and Santa...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

My 3 year old son loves trains. We nearly didn't make this one. Managed to make the last journey of the day. Left a rushed look around the museum but looked good. Ship had a sale as well and was well stocked and cost effective....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2018

went today had a great time.kids aged between 4 and 9 all loved it. the food was decent a large cookie for kids and a juice drink and a mince pie and bailies for adults. the presents the kids got were great and the entertainment...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Been several times and we love the Santa train. The musicians are great and really create a nice atmosphere before the main event. The time on the train was longer this year which I think is a bonus. Choc lollies mince pies and juice for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We went with our daughter,son-in-law and two grandchildren (2 years and 8 weeks). Our grandson loved the old trains and zooming up and down on the miniature train. We specially booked for the Santa train. What a lovely hour. Greeted by staff as elves. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Lived in the area all my life and never visited, decided to take my elderly father and what a great afternoon, much better than expected, recommended especially for kids or big kids who like steam trains. Extremely good value too. A big thanks to all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Distinct lack of welcome little information. The cafe not very interesting or welcoming Could do with a lot more customer focus

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Plenty of free parking. Perfect place to go when raining. All indoor attractions except the platform. My 2 year old daughter loved looking at the trains as they all had faces on over the bank holiday weekend for the Mr Ribble friendly engines event. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 633heidim
Reviewed 23 August 2018

very friendly staff, small engines as well as full size.a good place to take the family.pay once and ride all day.refreshments not to pricey

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Terrific venue. Bags of free car parking. Helpful staff. Museum is big and the locomotives and rolling stock all easy to see. The steam ride is great fun. Not far, but far enough to smell the smoke and steam and to ride in a ‘real’...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tsarovich
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Sheila S
6 December 2018|
Response from mrsw71 | Reviewed this property |
You can go early and enjoy the little museum can look after your trip too. No one rushing you. We were about 45 mins on train it’s a nice time enjoy merry Christmas
26 May 2017|
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Response from quizmaster1957 | Property representative |
There is no charge for visitors under three years of age, thankyou for asking. All the details are of course on our website including open times, directions and much more.
28 January 2016|
Response from neilwatson54 | Reviewed this property |
Just Saturday & Sunday as during the week the line is used for the Lindsay to Preston Oil trains