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Viables Minature Railway
Ranked #17 of 47 things to do in Basingstoke
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

little ones will love the train rides ours loved them good for big kids too there is a café in the grounds of viables and some small units selling various goods though not always open

4  Thank darrellgalecarpets
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Our boys (aged 5 & 3) loved it last year, a nice little treat and not very expensive. Looking forward to taking them to the Steam Rally Exhibition again this year on 13th & 14th April.

3  Thank NickyY_13
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

We went with family, its was very good, the kids loved it. its a nice little treat for them! they would love to go again, may be when the weather is a bit better

4  Thank Gemma B
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VIablesConductor, Society Member at Viables Minature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2013

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed it!

The next Public Running sessions are at Easter 2013, Sunday 31st March and 1st April.

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Reviewed 11 January 2012

The system is looking quite run down at Viables, this may a winter issue as we have not been during the summer months

Thank Neil D
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VIablesConductor, Public Relations Manager at Viables Minature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2012

We are sorry the site did not look as good as we would hope when you visited.

The railway was built, is maintained and run by a group of volunteers (Basingstoke Model Engineering Society) in their spare time. As a community of engineers we tend to focus on the safety and maintenance of the track, locos and rolling stock; and sometimes the "gardening" gets less attention than it might - in much the same way as it didn't on the full size railways!

Please DO stop by in the summer months, and have a ride (and bring the children or grandchildren) and I am sure you will have a great time... We are normally running on the first Sunday of the month - a little steam in the eyes, tends to make the world look better anyway :-)

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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Is it ever open? Used to take the kids but have yet to see it functioning recently

1  Thank alanmills405
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VIablesConductor, Public Relations Manager at Viables Minature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2012

I am sorry we were not open when you visited. The railway, locomotives, and rolling stock was built and run by volunteers from Basingstoke Model Engineering Society, and has been running since the '70s.

It normally operates on the 1st Sunday of the month, the last open day this year is on the 22nd of December, when there is a Christmas Fair on site too.

You can always find our running days on the web site (link at the top of this page)... Do come by, we provide rides for children from 1 to 90 years of age!

Thankyou...

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