Rhyl Miniature Railway
Rhyl Miniature Railway
4.5
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We are a 15 inch gauge miniature railway offering rides of a mile length around the Marine Lake in Rhyl which we have been doing since 1911. We still have the first loco that opened the railway on 1st May 1911 and we also operate some of the locos that were built between 1920 and 1926 to replace the two original locos after they were found to be too small. So on the steam loco front we have Prince Edward of Wales (1911) Joan (1920) Railway Queen (1921) Michael (1924) and Cagney (c1910). We also have a diesel loco called Clara (1961) and our Tram (1970). We also have Billy (1926) on display in our museum which is owned by the council. We run every weekend from Easter till end of sept and then school hols with us open everyday for the summer hols. We also have special event through the year at Easter, the second bank hols in May and the first weekend of Aug and our Santa Trains near Christmas.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Rob Gower
    75 contributions
    Enjoyable train ride but.
    Great fun for all but very tatty with fag ends lying about outside and weeds growing all over and everything needing a coat of paint. It was a very quiet day so the volunteers were lent against the engine for ages talking. I know they are all volunteers but come on fellas don't let this icon get into the same state as the rest of Rhyl.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Maggie H
    2 contributions
    Delightful
    Very affordable and well situated. Had a small museum about trains on site. The train comes every 10 minutes so its a very short wait you can pass with an ice cream or coffee from the shop. We rode Clara and it was delightful. It is however somewhat weather-dependent as was open topped.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Vick
    Heanor, United Kingdom138 contributions
    Lovely
    Lovely little railway and venue. Excellent location. Free parking. Bought a lovely crab cuddly toy 4.50. Train was lovely - it went around the lake. Staff very friendly. Excellent for all ages
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
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eleanor o
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Family Santa train ticket. Really reasonable price. No wait time and a warm welcome from the elf's. We all enjoyed the little train and santa's grotto. The gifts were fantastic and very well selected for the age. Very well organised
Written 4 December 2023
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lobex
Rhyl, UK1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Once again went on the Santa train. It is alwyd good value for money as you get a train ride around the lake twice, snacks and a drink included for the kids, seeing santa and a decent age appropriate present. The boys love it every year. Staff are always friendly too.
Written 4 December 2023
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Pleasureland
Rhyl, UK71 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Had another wonderful Christmas experience on tge Rhyl Minature Christmas Santa Train. We went around Marine Lake twice and as we went through the station for tge second lap we were sprayed with snow adding to the fun. Everyone is sat in carriages. Then once back in the station we then met Santa & the Elves. Santa was wonderful with our little granddaughter & in turn she was made up with her gift. Thank you to all at the Rhyl Marine Lake Railway.
Written 4 December 2023
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Justine C
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Lovely train ride with my family. Santa's grotto and santa himself were brilliant. Very festive. Presents for children were really lovely. Great value. Highly recommended.
Written 4 December 2023
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Paul Frost
Rhyl, UK398 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We took 2 of our grandchildren on the ride. The experience started very well with goody bags for the girls and mince pies for us. All the staff were extremely helpful and in christmas mode. The train went twice round the loop and we were met after 1 loop with an elf spraying "snow" on the train as we entered the station.
After the ride, Santa's elves directed us to see Santa ( neither of the girls knew about this part!). Santa and his helper were fantastic and the girls were so enthralled!
The presents Santa gave them ( individually named!) were opened at home and both loved them!
Thanks to all for a fantastic experience, you nailed it!
Written 3 December 2023
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Emma B
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We visited yesterday myself, partner, son, sister, brother in law and nephew for the train ride and to visit Santa in his grotto. The kids 2&3 loved the train ride (us adults did too) we where given a picnic for the train ride tasty little treats went down well. meeting Santa was also great all the staff and volunteers are very friendly and so helpful even held to train for us while we ran late. Will return next year
Written 3 December 2023
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Kevin W
Liverpool, UK13 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Good prices, for children and adults. Staff very polite. Good variety of food and drinks. Would definitely visit again
Written 26 August 2023
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Laura M
6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We came for the day last week and all 3 children loved it, a lovely day out. The train was great and not too expensive. My eldest son loves trains and loved the museum room, my youngest loved the Thomas train in there too. The park is brilliant and we all loved crabbing on the lake. Brilliant way to spend the day.
Written 26 August 2023
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Vick
Heanor, UK138 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely little railway and venue. Excellent location. Free parking. Bought a lovely crab cuddly toy 4.50. Train was lovely - it went around the lake. Staff very friendly. Excellent for all ages
Written 25 August 2023
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Maggie H
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Very affordable and well situated. Had a small museum about trains on site. The train comes every 10 minutes so its a very short wait you can pass with an ice cream or coffee from the shop. We rode Clara and it was delightful. It is however somewhat weather-dependent as was open topped.
Written 26 July 2023
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