Echills Wood Railway
Echills Wood Railway
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Echills Wood Railway is one of the regions popular visitor attractions and carries over 35,000 passengers each year. It is a seven and a quarter inch gauge (track width) miniature railway built and operated by a group of enthusiasts and volunteers. The railway runs a variety of replica standard and narrow seven and a quarter inch gauge steam, diesel, electric locomotives and trams on a 2 km line running through some of the 600 acres of Kingsbury Water Park with its 15 lakes, maturing woodlands and abundant wildlife. Open every Sunday and additional days, Wednesday and Friday during Warwickshire school holidays from March until December.
Kingsbury, Warwickshire, England

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Jennifer R
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
We love the train here, we went on the Summer, Halloween and this year the Christmas train too, what a fabulous experience! It was fun for the whole family - our new born looking at the lights, or 3 year old waving to all the decorations, our 9 year old making up stories as we travelled through the woods and the adults throughly enjoying the ride (and the mulled wine and mince pie!!) All the operating staff were exceptional, extremely friendly. Definitely coming back! Thank you
Written 20 December 2021
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Rebecca
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Been to 5 Christmas events so far (4 with train) although you don’t get to meet Santa / visit a groto this one was by far the best one. People very friendly. The experience was magical from start to finish. Lots of effort put in and the little pit stop where drinks/snacks offered for adults & kids was lovely! Would definitely recommend
Written 12 December 2021
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Sarah E
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
This has been our favourite christmas thing to do this year! Our 2 year old absolutely loved it, so much so that we had a tantrum when he had to get off. All staff made a massive effort and were really lovely people. Can't wait to return next year!
Written 12 December 2021
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Lindyl0057
Birmingham, UK62 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Fantastic Christmas experience at such a reasonable price. Lights were magical. Volunteers so warm and welcoming. My 20 month grandson was mesmerised throughout the whole journey. Its definately a Christmas 'must do'.
Written 5 December 2021
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centralscrutiniser
Solihull, UK33 contributions
Dec 2019
Absolutely fantastic, took a 5 and 3 year old on the Santa special and it was clear the effort everyone was making to do something special. Everyone was extremely friendly and knowledgable, and the line itself and locomotives are first class. Really lovely morning and highly recommended.
Written 15 December 2019
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We're so happy you enjoyed yourselves with us during our Santa Specials. We hope to see you again once we open again in March 2020. Santa bookings for 2020 open on the 1st August :)
Written 21 January 2020
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Christopher J
Birmingham, UK11 contributions
Oct 2019
Just to say well done to EHR for bravely trying to run the Halloween evening after 12 hours+ rain. Yook grandchildren who enjoyed dressing up and the costume competition, rides on the roundabout etc. Sadly as we were just about to queue up for the train ride we were all told train rides were cancelled due to rising water levels out on the track!

But evening enjoyed by kids so well done.
Written 26 October 2019
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Thank you for your kind comments :) As you can imagine after all the planning that went into this event, how disappointed we all were with having to cancel the event part way through :( By the next morning, the track was under almost 3 feet of flood water! Thankfully no damage was done, and trains were running again once the waters had receded. We hope you will visit us again soon (on a drier day!)
Written 11 November 2019
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Joyce G
Tamworth, UK135 contributions
Oct 2019
Excellent railway for children and adults special days for Halloween Christmas etc are always amazing
Written 18 October 2019
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Many Thanks for your kind comments. We hope you and your family visit us again soon :)
Written 11 November 2019
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Tim J
Chester, UK1 contribution
Sep 2019
Me and a few colleagues went to this miniature railway today and the staff a very friendly and the railway is very good. Will be visiting again and highly recommend to everyone
Written 13 September 2019
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Many thanks for your kind comments :)
Written 11 November 2019
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Neil
6 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited the area on Bank Holiday Monday and were not disappointed! With 3 boys under the age of 10, what better than steam trains cutting through beautiful scenery, going under bridges, etc! It was great value for money as we bought a return ticket, so could get off at one end and the children could play in the adjacent play parks and get an ice cream. We were then able to do the return leg of the journey on a different train as there were 6 different ones running that day. Would highly recommend!
Written 11 September 2019
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Thank you for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you all again soon.
Written 11 November 2019
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Steve H
Atherstone, UK23 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
How lovely it was to see ‘The Station Masters Garden’ a miniature off shoot of the main railway being bought back to life. It was sad to see the site neglected and falling into disrepair. I had a pleasant chat with Jim. Steptoe who was busy working hard to restore the railway to its former glory. Well done Jim.and his fellow enthusiasts.
Steve
Written 8 July 2019
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Dear Steve H, Firstly I'd like to thank you for visiting us here at the Echills Wood Railway, and for taking notice of our Garden Railway of which has recently been undergoing refurbishment. Luckily we have a very dedicated team of volunteers to maintain our Garden Railway, rest assured your comments will be passed over to our Station Masters Garden Railway Representative who will pass your comments onto the team. Once again, thank you for visiting us and we'll look forward to greeting you in the future. Kind Regards, Jack Adams-Taylor Junior Member Coordinator
Written 19 August 2019
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