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“Great little railway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eastleigh Lakeside Railway

Eastleigh Lakeside Railway
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Eastleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This dual gauge miniature railway takes visitors on a 20 minute round trip ride between Eastleigh Parkway and Monks Brook Halt, providing an opportunity to visit the lakes, children's playground and picnic areas adjacent to the Halt.
Winchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great little railway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

We have visited Lakeside many times with our grandchildren. They think it is great. The trains are exciting, most with live steam. The prices are reasonable and much better value than expensive theme parks. The round trip on the little train is long enough to feel that you get your money's worth and goes through an exciting tunnel. The little swings park halfway makes a good break and you can combine it with a stroll round the lake to look at the fishing. The cafe offers a good value breakfast and children's meals which our grandsons love.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice Little Train Ride”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

I took my 3 boys (ages 8, 7, 1) after dropping my husband off at the airport. The boys were extremely excited to ride the train and really enjoyed the trip, especially going thru the tunnel. The price was okay, but I wouldn't pay extra to sit in first class and it appear no one else did either. I was expecting a little more to do after taking the train ride, but the playground was very small and disappointing. I walked the boys over to the 3 lakes and they had fun walking around them watching all the people fish. Its definitely a nice little train ride for little ones maybe it is more exciting when they have their monthly "Thomas Days Out" but it does seem that they charge alot on those weekends.

Visited October 2013
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Lovely experience with lovely autumn colours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Lucky enough to leave in walking distance. Especially lovely at the moment because of the autumn colors around the lake!

Visited November 2013
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant for the kids and dog walkers :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

The lakes are beautiful, dogs must be kept on a lead on most of the paths but can be let off on a couple. There is a children's play area and fantastic train ride around the lakes. The cafe is lovely but it only takes cash. If your caught short though the ticket office offers cash back alongside the gift shop.

Visited October 2013
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Portsmouth UK
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A lot if money for not very much”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

I will start this review by saying that the train ride itself is a good experience and a unique selling point for this attraction. It is, however, quite expensive to ride and there is nothing else to do there. The playground is only a slide, seesaw and swings so a bit sparse. The cafe is overpriced and the member of staff there today was rude, sullen, unsmiling and inappropriately dressed. They don't take card payments in the cafe but charge a lot for the food. Overall we were really disappointed but the little one did enjoy the train ride.

Visited November 2013
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