Gloucestershire Warwickshire steam railway.

IMG_1240.JPG     Hi, so sorry I have been out of the Loop as usual life has just got in the way. We haven’t been up to much in the form of Arts and Crafts (so sorry no updated projects for the time being) as when the weather has played the game we have grabbed the chance to get out and about with both hands. Isn’t this years weather rubbish, what has happened to the summer – Is it ever going to improve?

So I am finally finding some time to write up our reviews on a few days out. Hopefully providing ideas for  you for the upcoming big summer hols.

    We recently took a ride on The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam railway. Spending a whole day riding several of the trains, we manage to ride on both the steam and diesel on the 14 mile long track. Stopping to visit the attractions along the way. Both boys over their younger years have been into trains obsessively. So we thought they might enjoy the visit as we haven’t done anything to do with  trains for a while.

     We did enjoyed our day out as a family and had a giggle, However apart from a lovely train journey though the Cotswold’s and the very relaxing views, we found their was not much to do at each location. The small museums and displays were small.  If you are looking for a relaxing day out with young children then this is worth considering. However if your Children are older they may find it boring, unless they really love Trains! Our youngest at 6 years old definitely enjoyed it however our 8 year old was very close to being on the edge of bored.

I advise you study the timetable in advance and do some planning if you wish to ride both steam and diesel. Plus definitely consider going on a day where they have a special event as this will give you a bit more to do for your money.

Basic info (check out their website for more details) :  

The railway is (Approx) 1 hour drive from South oxford.

The Car parking is free at Cheltenham race course station. Enter via the race course entrance. Signage is quite clear and easy to follow. 

Depending on the timetable, you can take a ride on a steam or a diesel train.

To save money buy discount tickets on line before hand. Plus Under 5 goes free.

Dogs can travel – £3 for a dog ticket.

Enjoy emmas xxx

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