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Enjoyable end of season gala

Arrived for the end of season gala and it was explained that we could have a day ticket, but with a... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Carley O
Essex, UK
Great fun day

Suitable for toddlers and train buffs alike. Minature railway goes through trees and grassland with... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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Barnards Brentwood Road | Brentwood Road (A128), Brentwood CM13 3LX, England
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All reviews santa express motor museum station master run by volunteers lovely sunny day few hours great fun minature sculptures grotto carriage charity refreshments diesel elf conductor platform
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Arrived for the end of season gala and it was explained that we could have a day ticket, but with a day ticket we would still need to queue and if we only got on one ride they would refund the difference, this was done...More

Thank Carley O
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Suitable for toddlers and train buffs alike. Minature railway goes through trees and grassland with statues and curios to see enroute. There are steam trains and diesel with carriages open to the elements so wrap up if you go during the colder months.

Thank Callen888
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

My young children love trains and this miniature railway is great. It's all run by volunteers, all of which very friendly. You can get a drink /biscuit whilst waiting for your train (which is not long as there were three trains running). There are also...More

Thank NichaUk
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

What a lovely afternoon bought all day tkts for the railway. My grandson enjoyed it and the rides were good on different trains. Nice to visit the engine sheds as well. Staff all very polite and well run. Lovely grounds.

Thank v-essex
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We came today with our young grandson, it was very good. We paid £22 for two adults and one child all-day tickets, very good value. You could ride as many times as you wanted. The ride today took twenty minutes, we travelled through woodlands, well...More

Thank F7915QDpeterp
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Visited when the gardens and motor museum were open. Lovely weather made the day. Not necessarily a place to visit in the rain. Train ride was fun taking you part the way around the gardens looking at some of the sculptures. Huge space to explore....More

Thank 29Stacey1973
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We didn't even realise that this place existed - but went along to a Charity Open Garden day plus miniature railway. We received an amazing welcome and as the card machine wasn't working, had to be directed to the nearby village to use a cash...More

Thank PAK1981
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

What a charming place! Cannot believe we haven’t made it here before....so well laid out, quaint little trains that chug along at a fair pace! A few small refreshments available, but also picnic tables for you to eat your own. The train stations are very...More

Thank dmwbella
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The team at Barnards are fantastic, and really friendly! Really unusual day out, but really worth it! Bring a picnic as not much nearby. Very accessible, and worth a visit.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I found this while searching for a grotto on Google as we wanted a change from the Lakeside and Bluewater grottos. It was just a few minutes down the road from us as well so seemed ideal. We were also glad that they allowed picture...More

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27 September 2018|
Response from F7915QDpeterp | Reviewed this property |
1 - 2 - 8 - 9 December, wrap up warm
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Response from 996deedeed | Reviewed this property |
for the Santa express, we paid £15 per person. For adults, this included the railway ride, visit to the grotto, a hot drink and a slice of cake or cookie. For children, this included the railway ride, visit to the grotto and... More