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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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A fun family day out

The Devon Railway Centre offers a great day out for the family. Ideally it is aimed at children... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bobski78
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Wonderful day out!

Our grandchildren love trains,especially the 2year old so this was a perfect place to visit. Not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Travelgran39
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sand pit” (40 reviews)
“model village” (40 reviews)
“crazy golf” (29 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

The Devon Railway Centre offers a great day out for the family. Ideally it is aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 10, but also good for any train enthusiast Dad's, etc. There are some great model railways housed in some old carriages...More

Thank bobski78
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our grandchildren love trains,especially the 2year old so this was a perfect place to visit. Not too big to get lost in but so much to see and do with young ones. Us "oldies"found the model railways fascinating too. The one thing that really spoiled...More

Thank Travelgran39
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today with my 2 year old grandson who absolutely loved it, he drove his own train, rode on the miniature railway, loved the model railway and the wooden railway and soft play area. The staff were brilliant and engaging with the children. Great value...More

Thank 510Dai
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place! The family and I were in the area staying in Silverton village and I had seen this place online where one review said it was 'a good old fashioned day out' and then the lady who owned the cottage where we...More

Thank londonlass06
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! What a compliment. Thank you. We are, as you say, a good old fashioned day out and it is this which charms so many of our visitors. We do appeal to young children but also offer many other activities for older members of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have made several visits over the years when my grandchildren visit from London. Always made welcome, Staff very helpful, attractions have increased over the years. A variety including Crazy Golf, various train rides, model set up in the railway carriages. Refreshments. Everything accessible, lovely surroundings...More

Thank Chesteramber1
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your informative review and I am really pleased that you have enjoyed several visits over the years. You're right, the model railways do capture children's attention and many can spend a great deal of time in there! We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I want to give this five stars. We found the leaflet in a tourist shop and it looked so amazing. We wanted something to do with our newborn and 2.5year old daughters to kill 3-4 hours. We paid £16.40ish for two adults and the girls...More

Thank Hoteltripper2425
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and I am very pleased that your daughters had such a lovely time. I am disappointed however to receive only 3 stars in your review as you said the unlimited train rides 'made your little girls happy', the soft play...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Friday 30.06.2017. Family of 4, paid over £23 to get in. It is very average. not much to do and 2 hours is probably max you can entertain your children for.More

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

Thank you for your recent review. I am very surprised that you found little to do especially with young children. You don't mention which of our facilities you made use of so I cannot be sure you found all that is on offer. Many of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure when we arrived, it all looked a bit smaller than the leaflet suggests. However, our 3 year old grandson just loved it and we ended up staying all day! It might be frustrating if it was busy, especially driving Toby and the...More

Thank Pennine16
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and it's great to read that you all had a such fun here. We do work very hard to make sure that buttons work when pressed and thank you for recognising this. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 5 weeks 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
Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very detailed and informative review. I am so pleased that you all had such a great time with us. The gnome village as you say, is a bit of fun and something to look at as you go round...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 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 21 June 2017

"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

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Pixiecake1972
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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