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Urmston & District Model Engineering Society

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32 Chassen Road, Urmston M41 5DH, England
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Chuffing brilliant

We had been meaning to come to this place for over a year.The only negative I can say about this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bazonian2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Lovely experience

Very good initiative to entertain kids and grown ups! Very fair price, we gave a little more as an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AlyRyoga
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Society operates a miniature railway in Abbotsfield Park since 1948 at Chassen Road, Flixton, in the Borough of Trafford, Manchester. We run every Sunday throughout the year except Christmas Day. And some Banh Holidays. Weather permitting. The railway is a continuous circuit of 2200 feet (670 metres) of raised track comprising both 3 1/2" and 5" gauges. It is one of the largest elevated tracks in the country. The price of a ride is 30p per adult or child.
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32 Chassen Road, Urmston M41 5DH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had been meaning to come to this place for over a year.The only negative I can say about this place is that parking can be difficult as you have to find street parking. The railway does a large loop around the park, most of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good initiative to entertain kids and grown ups! Very fair price, we gave a little more as an encouragement to keep it up, as similar things should be replicated more often to bring the local community together outdoor. It might be a small thing,...More

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Jason L, Guest Relations Manager at Urmston & District Model Engineering Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear AlyRyoga, Thank you for taking the time to leave comments. We value all the support and appreciation from the community and visitors to our club in Abbotsfield Park. We look forward to seeing your all again soon. Don't forget we will be running Easter...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Visited with grandchildren on a sparkly, frosty sunday morning. Whole experience of tidy clean park includng play area was a joy. Staff on miniature steam train were so friendly and a volunteer party were sweeping up leaves as we left. Sight of enthusiasts with their...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Kids love it x only 30p a ride x Well worth it. Kids love the steam trains x Good park and field for a picnic x

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Just go! Just enjoy, just have a good time, cheap and fantastic! The best day ever! Thank you so much x

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We go to this park regularly on Sundays specifically to use the amazing little trains. The guys who run it are so lovely, and 30p a go is the best value ever!

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hour or so. This place is a lot of fun and at 30p per ride you cannot go wrong. It is amazing that such small engines can go so fast.

Thank Martin F
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great open space, great park for the kids to play on, and fantastic miniature steam railway which must be a one off, and at just 30p per ride ! Amazing work and dedication from the volunteers how run the railway, long may it continue into...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

A staple of the area for decades. A miniature locomotive club run by enthusiasts who have built a track which encircles the entire park. If you have anyone who is a fan of steam trains they will love it...all for 30p each. There is still...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Excellent value 30p a ride. The kids love it. Well done to the enthusiasts who run it voluntarily. Putting something back into the community. Park also available for children and the ice cream man who parks up and must do some good business. Well worth...More

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Jason L, Guest Relations Manager at Urmston & District Model Engineering Society, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review younglynn922. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. Weather permitting.

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Miss-CJT
25 February 2018|
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Response from Jason L | Property representative |
The railway will be open on Easter Sunday And Bank Holiday Monday from 11am - 3pm approximately. Weather permitting of course. Hope the weather is good for everyone.
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CarlNewby
7 April 2017|
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Response from Jason L | Property representative |
Hello CarlNewby, Unfortunately we don't run on Saturday. Our normal running service is Sunday 11am - 3:15pm weather permitting.
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Natalie F
23 July 2016|
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Response from Jason L | Property representative |
Hi Natalie F, There was a International competition that Urmston & District MES was hosting over the weekend and unfortunately couldn't run the normal Sunday service. Back to normal Sunday service on 31st July. In addition... More
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