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Devon Railway Centre

Nr Bickleigh Mill | A396-Exeter-Tiverton Rd, Tiverton EX16 8RG, England
+44 1884 855671
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Could Not Fault It

We visited the Devon Railway Centre on the way home from our holiday in Paignton. I wasn't too sure... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bex A
Great hidden gem!

We visited today on our way up to Croyde, we wanted somewhere to break up the travelling and this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
devilcake
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Jump on Board for train loads of fun! Unlimited train rides, model railways, model village, indoor play coaches and outdoor play areas all set within a former railway station on the Exe Valley Line
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Nr Bickleigh Mill | A396-Exeter-Tiverton Rd, Tiverton EX16 8RG, England
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+44 1884 855671
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Devon Railway Centre on the way home from our holiday in Paignton. I wasn't too sure what to expect to be honest, but it definitely gave me a good surprise. There was a steam train ride, and the driver was very friendly,...More

Thank Bex A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited today on our way up to Croyde, we wanted somewhere to break up the travelling and this was the perfect place! Loads to do, unlimited train rides, excellent soft play, miniature village, crazy golf, gnomes in the woods, 3 playgrounds, cafe and miniature...More

Thank devilcake
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

"Perfect Place" - what a compliment thank you. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit here on what has been the hottest day of the year by far! The old railway carriages do get very warm during hot weather and we operate fans...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took our 3 year old son while on holiday in Exmouth. We were pleasantly surprised with the centre, loads for the kids to do, unlimited rides on the train, with the opportunity for the little ones to wave the flag for the train. The...More

Thank Chloe L
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your recent review and it's great to read that you would recommend us to others. You're right that we love what we do and thanks for recognising the great deal of thought that goes into the different activities we offer. Our staff...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a delightful place to find. Spent a good few hours here. Our 18 month old totally loved the play carriages and the soft play shed, and the Drive your own Train is a simple, but great concept. Nice collection of model railway layouts and...More

Thank Paul G
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and it's lovely to read that your 18 month old had such fun here. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place, lovely staff and lots of things to make you smile especially in the Magic wood and model village. Wish they sold some of the gnomes in the gift shop, would love to have taken one home!! Amazing model railway display in coaches. A...More

Thank Raspberry57
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted that you had such a lovely time with us. Thank you also for your comments about the catering facility and as a result I have been discussing other options with the staff. Feedback is very useful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably not so great for teens but for younger kids it's brilliant. Such good value for money too. Lots to do from riding the trains, playing in the sand or going in the play park. Bring money for ice creams.

Thank Donna S
Matthew G, Manager at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and I am really pleased that you consider the Railway Centre such good value for money! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant day (despite the weather) - with girls aged 6 and 3 I hadn't expected such a response but they loved the train rides, models and play areas. Unfortunately they now want a gnome for the garden but I'm hoping they forget!

Thank DaveBKN
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to read that you and your girls enjoyed your time with us. Obviously the gnomes made quite an impression!! Thanks for taking time to post a review and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem of a place! Fantastic value for money. Very clean and well kept with friendly helpful staff everywhere. We have a five year old and a two year old and they both loved it. We'll come again! Tip: Don't forget to take some...More

Thank Bujibanton
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

" A little gem of a place" - what a lovely compliment thank you. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff who work hard to add to your enjoyment during your visit. It's also great to read that you will be back....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a good half day at this attraction, we found the staff to be very friendly and informative, we had several rides on both the 2'0" gauge and the miniature railway, I enjoyed them as much as my 4 year old Grandson. My wife...More

Thank mikey123E
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and I am so pleased that both you and your grandson enjoyed your visit. We do try to cater for all the family and it's great when visitors see this too. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day here. Our 3 year old absolutely loved riding on the trains and pressing lots of buttons on the model railways and village. Everywhere was spotlessly clean (including the soft play area) and obviously well looked after. Make sure you have...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Matthew G, Manager at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Brilliant! We can't ask for higher praise that that! Thank you for your review and I am delighted that your 3 year old had fun and loved pressing the buttons so much. We look forward to welcoming you again!

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Pixiecake1972
How much does it cost for 2 adults and 4 children
15 March 2015|
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Response from Matthew G | Property representative |
2 adults and 3 children can come in on a family ticket, costing £28.20 and then you will pay £6.90 for the extra child (assuming all the children are over 3 years old). Under 3s are free.
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