Great Orme Aerial Cable Cars (15 miles)
Great Orme Aerial Cable Cars
The longest Aerial Cabin Lift in the UK. Leaves from happy Valley, there's a cafe at summit and spectacular views of Puffin Island.
Conwy Valley Railway Museum (20 miles)
Conwy Valley Railway Museum
A miniature railway takes you on a 10 minute trip around the beautifully landscaped grounds. Kids can also enjoy dodgem cars and rides.
The Yellow Duck Marine (21 miles)
The Yellow Duck Marine
- Join us for a unique 1 hour amphibious sightseeing tour accompanied by live commentary around Liverpool's city and docks on a converted WWII DUKW landing craft. Whilst on dry land the tour takes in Liverpool's historic sights, then splashes down into the Salthouse Dock for a half hour trip of the dockland area concluding in the Albert Dock.
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway (27 miles)
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway
is a 7 and a quarter gauge railway located in the beautiful surroundings of Chester's Grosvenor Park and is only a few minutes walk from the city centre. Fun for all the family and popular with young and old alike it has become one of Chester's top tourist attractions.
Showboats of Chester (27 miles)
Showboats of Chester
Cruise along the beautiful River Dee,passing the sights of the historic City of Chester aboard our luxury boats, Lady Diana and Mark Twain.
Llangollen Railway (27 miles)
Take a sixteen mile round trip through the beautiful Dee Valley on a fantastic steam train - it could be like going back in time as you pass through the stations.
Llangollen Wharf (28 miles)
Experience for yourself the pleasure of a horse drawn boat trip on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, or a motorised cruise which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
The Llanberis Lake Railway (29 miles)
The Llanberis Lake Railway
The Llanberis Lake Railway is one of several great attractions in Llanberis, the lakeside village at the foot of Snowdon. There's so much to see and do, and something for everyone.
Snowdon Mountain Railway (29 miles)
Snowdon Mountain Railway
It's easy to get to the top of Snowdon these days - travel by train!!! Marvellous view on the way up.
Model Railway Village (30 miles)
Model Railway Village
It is not unusual for children to want to spend all day with their parents or grand parents at the Model Railway Village, just watching or following their favourite model train whilst it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape.
LlanfairPG Station (31 miles)
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - visitors love to see the station's name up on the side of the building and pose for a picture. It is also a novelty to print off a very long train ticket, which features the station's full name.
Halton Miniature Railway (33 miles)
Halton Miniature Railway
Known throughout the world to all enthusiasts, this railway system is staffed by volunteers. It has a track gauge of 71/4 inches, and operates a passenger service every Sunday afternoon throughout the year in the Town Park, Stockham Lane, Runcorn. Great idea if you're looking for family days out in Cheshire.
The West Lancashire Light Railway (37 miles)
The West Lancashire Light Railway
The West Lancashire Light Railway - The whole family can also enjoy a visit, with the short train ride around a flooded clay pit behind coal fired steam locomotives dating from 1898. Refreshments, souvenirs, guide book etc., are availahle from the shop at Becconsall station
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (38 miles)
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
We are a short railway line and hands on interactive museum in Porthmadog, Wales, ideal for families with young children. The train takes a short trip through the countryside, then stops at the Engine Sheds where you can climb inside our steam and diesel locomotives and see how things work.
Welsh Highland Railway (38 miles)
Welsh Highland Railway
is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the castle walls at Caernarfon.
Ffestiniog Railway (38 miles)
Travel by steam train through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Airworld Aviation Museum (38 miles)
Airworld Aviation Museum
Based at Caernarfon Airport, this vast indoor interactive Aviation Museum and Shop is host to an impressive collection of aircraft, with entry allowed into many of the cockpits
Anderton Boat Lift (40 miles)
Anderton Boat Lift
Literally a huge machine to lift boats from one river into another, it's so much more exciting to see than the written word conveys! The exhibition has a high interactive content and an entertaining cinematic centrepiece.
Lakeside Miniature Railway (43 miles)
Lakeside Miniature Railway
Taking the smalls on a historic miniature railway is an unforgettable experience for kids and let's be honest we love it too!
Ribble Steam Railway (43 miles)
Ribble Steam Railway
Visitors can travel behind one of the restored steam engines in old fashioned carriages enjoying a three mile round trip around the docks and along the riverbanks, then check out the museum and relax in the tea rooms.
Fylde Society of Model Engineers (43 miles)
Fylde Society of Model Engineers
run a miniature railway on the playing fields adjoining Marsh Mill. Trains run Sunday and bank holiday afternoons throughout the year (weather permitting). All rides are free, donations most welcome. Live steam and electric locos on 3 different gauge tracks are used to haul trains of up to 15 passengers.
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway (47 miles)
Abbotsfield Park Miniature Railway
Also know locally as 'Chassen Park', this is especially worth visiting on a Sunday when the Urmston and District Railway Society operate a miniature train around the park.
Corris Railway (48 miles)
This was the first narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales, built in 1859. The round trip takes 50 minutes, including a guided tour of the 133-year old engine shed and workshops at Maespoeth.
Fairbourne Steam Railway (49 miles)
Fairbourne Steam Railway
Pleasant short train ride which can connect with a ferry trip. There are also a play park and an amusement park nearby.
Manchester Airport Tour Centre (50 miles)
Manchester Airport Tour Centre
Trained guides show the airport's facilities to over 20,000 visitors each year with superb audio visual and lecture facilities contained in the Tour Centre. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Manchester
East Lancashire Railway (53 miles)
East Lancashire Railway
The service operates historic steam trains from Rawtenstall to Heywood passing over viaducts and through tunnels.There are special events throughout the year, such as Santa Specials and Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Talyllyn Railway (57 miles)
A historic narrow-gauge steam railway whose line passes a set of waterfalls, at which you can often disembark and explore before catching the train back again.
Brookside Miniature Railway (57 miles)
Brookside Miniature Railway
Superb train ride for families and enthusiasts. Authentic detail in near half-mile circuit through the beautiful gardens of a large garden centre. Authentic GWR station, full-size signal box and museum of railway relics. Great place to go with the children if you are looking for family days out in Cheshire.
Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus (57 miles)
Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus
is an alternative day out because we bring the outdoors indoors as we sail along the historic Lancaster Canal to the magnificent Lune Aqueduct, wildlife spotting along with fascinating historical landmark spotting as we sail along the Lancaster Canal. Free activity packs are available for all children on board.
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway (61 miles)
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
The lake railway uses miniature narrow gauge steam engines on its trains to give a scenic 3 mile return trip along the side of Rudyard Lake.
Special family events at Bank holidays, children's parties and Santa trains in December. See website for details
Telford Steam Railway (62 miles)
Telford Steam Railway
A classic and quite delightful working Steam Railway: at 1 in 39 one of the steepest railways in preservation.
Churnet Valley Railway (63 miles)
Churnet Valley Railway
A ride on a steam train is always a great idea for a family day out in Staffordshire, and there are special children's events during some of the school holidays.
This year we shall be featuring "Wallace and Gromit" and also "Peppa Pig and George"
The Scarborough Spa Express (63 miles)
The Scarborough Spa Express
A Wonderful Family Day Out. What better way to enjoy North Yorkshire’s beautiful countryside, visit the historic city of York or the seaside town of Scarborough, than by travelling aboard a vintage steam hauled train?
The Cambrian Steam Train (63 miles)
The Cambrian Steam Train
Travel by steam in traditional carriages from Machynlleth to Porthmadog. Sit back and view beautiful Cardigan Bay on one side and the mountains of Snowdonia on the other. A day for all the family to relax and discover the magnificent Cambrian Coast, with countless leisure activities along the way.
Foxfield Railway (64 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Relax & experience the nostalgia of this unique heritage railway, winding you gently on a 5 1/2 mile round steam journey over ever changing gradients and through beautiful picturesque North Staffordshire countryside.
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre (67 miles)
Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre
is Britain's highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel stretching through the Pennines from Diggle to Marsden on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Looks exciting and a great place to go if you're looking for family days out in yorkshire.
The Vale of Rheidol Railway (68 miles)
Amerton Railway (70 miles)
The Amerton Railway is a 2ft gauge line, set in the rolling Staffordshire countryside, and situated at the very popular Amerton Working Farm
Windermere Lake Cruises (70 miles)
Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises - no.7 in the official tourist board attractions in the UK - so must be good!! Great idea for family days out in the Lake District.
Manx Electric Railway (70 miles)
Manx Electric Railway
For the best coastal views there is no better way to travel then the Manx Electric Railway. It weaves its way up and down along the eastern side of the island.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport Attractions near Rhyl with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in North Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.
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