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“A wonderful birthday party and staff who couldn't have been more helpful”

Devon Railway Centre
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Tiverton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful birthday party and staff who couldn't have been more helpful”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Have just returned from holding my son's fifth birthday party at the Devon Railway Centre. The kids had a fantastic time playing crazy golf, riding on trains, enjoying the models and climbing all over the very new outdoor play equipment. A lovely setting, staff on hand to answer questions really seemed to care. A nice touch was that all the train drivers wished our son a happy birthday and there was a sign outside with his name on it. Party food was served in a converted carriage. Best birthday party yet and extremely good value considering food was included. Surpassed expectations.

Visited May 2014
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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and your son had a great birthday party. We pride ourselves on having friendly, approachable staff and I will pass on your comments to all concerned. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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English first
Somerset, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“a good place to stop”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

very good if you are a train buff ,a lot for the kids to do and plenty to see ideal location on the river junction and across from the Fishermans Cot , a good visit

Visited March 2014
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Thank William T
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Witheridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“My 3 year old loves it.................”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Lovely day out for younger children, intimate and friendly, good old fashioned fun!
My little one enjoyed it so much that we upgraded on the day for a season ticket and have had our money back many times over.
Its probably best to try for a dry day as its mostly outside, but even in the winter we just wrapped up well.
I think it must be said though that you go there for the young ones and the enjoyment they have is brilliant to see.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Keri P
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dont allow all day.”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Its a lot smaller than expected. Only 2 trains to ride on - one big train and one small one. Yes - you have got unlimited rides but once or twice on each is more than enough. Was a little disappointing that when in the gates you are constantly putting your hand in your pocket. A £1 for a go on a self drive train - my son loved it but with it costing a £1 a time he could only have limited goes - same for the self drive cars - we told our 2 year old they were broken ;) as again £1 a go. Then .70p for what looked like pretty rubbish crazy golf. It doesn't sound a lot but when you pay £15 odd to get in it soon adds up. Yes there is a free sand pit and ball pond, the trouble is the kids want to go on the pay per ride stuff as its obviously better. We did enjoy the visit but it didn't take long to see and do everything as therefore felt that its a little over priced.

Visited October 2013
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Thank maxster2011
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“trip”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

you have to pay to get in price wasn't to dear as you could came and go as much as you like all day, we had a great day the model trains and village was done very good and the train ride was good as well

Visited September 2013
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Thank Carol S
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