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“Amazing gardens”

Barnards Farm Miniature Railway
Ranked #6 of 8 Fun & Games in Brentwood
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Barnards farm is a private residence with grounds that open to the public throughout the summer. Only open on Thursdays throughout June, July and August. Occasional Sundays.

The extensive grounds are scattered with modern sculptures mostly commissioned for the farm. It is a delight to come Across a sculpture in a woodland clearing! The owner collects vintage cars and there are usually a few on display. The past year has seen the addition of a miniature railway which is popular with families. The railway is being extended to cover the entire park.

There is food available in the lovely barn. Extra toilets were added recently.

Disabled and people that can't walk a lot can ask for a golf buggy tour, for a donation. The proceeds of entry go to a charity and the staff are volunteers.

A lovely way to spend a few hours.

Visited June 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A fun little railway!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Nice friendly staff & quite a long ride too.
Many unusual sculptures to be seen from the journey, & the Belvedere is well worth the climb to the summit.

John F.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“barnard's farm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

The most delightful place you could ever visit. Where does one begin other than GO AND SEE IT! lovely grounds to walk around, the MINATURE RAILWAY is a delightful experience for ALL ages and much more......

Visited April 2013
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3 Thank anita c
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Bexley
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Britain's Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

This railway, I think, is Britain's little secret. We heard about this place through a friend and i'm glad I did. It's set in lovely grounds with various sculptures which you can view from the coaches. The railway goes on for a while but no where near the full length yet. They have diesel and steam engines, we managed to get steam (engine called Isabel) going down and diesel coming up. The kids really enjoyed it and I will definitely be visiting again and see the progress of the railway. Highly recommended A*

Visited June 2013
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