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Rhyl Miniature Railway

Rhyl, United Kingdom
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About Rhyl Miniature Railway
We are a 15 inch gauge miniature railway offering rides of a mile length around the Marine Lake in Rhyl which we have been doing since 1911. We still have the first loco that opened the railway on 1st May 1911 and we also operate some of the locos that were built between 1920 and 1926 to replace the two original locos after they were found to be too small. So on the steam loco front we have Prince Edward of Wales (1911) Joan (1920) Railway Queen (1921) Michael (1924) and Cagney (c1910). We also have a diesel loco called Clara (1961) and our Tram (1970). We also have Billy (1926) on display in our museum which is owned by the council. We run every weekend from Easter till end of sept and then school hols with us open everyday for the summer hols. We also have special event through the year at Easter, the second bank hols in May and the first weekend of Aug and our Santa Trains near Christmas.
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Gemmador wrote a review Jul 2021
Bovingdon, United Kingdom59 contributions39 helpful votes
A nice outing but doesn’t take more than an hour or two. The little train is sweet and it’s a pleasant 5 minute ride around the lake. There’s a nice playground for young children. If you want to go crabbing be aware that it is not safe with small children. There is quite a drop and no barrier between you and the water. Also, we took our normal kid’s fishing nets which were no use at all because of the drop to the water. Buy the special ones that they sell. A nice place to spend an hour or so but wouldn’t return.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Dionne M wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom89 contributions34 helpful votes
A great little attraction for young children. My girls (9 and 7) loved the 10min journey round the lake on the train and I’d definitely recommend for those with any children aged 2-11. There was a mix of open and closed carriages all very clean and well maintained. The staff are all lovely and cheerful. There is a small train museum in the station. A lovely half-day out. No pre-booking needed. They accept cash and card.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from 638justinb, General Manager at Rhyl Miniature Railway
Responded 1 Sep 2020
Hello thanks for such a great review of our railway. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we always try to be happy and cheerfull to all our visitors.
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BeckyNW wrote a review Aug 2020
Lancashire, England134 contributions240 helpful votes
We took our two children on an overcast day with showers. The train ride was lovely (£3 per adult, £2 per child); the children were very excited! The little museum was sweet and very handy when the rain came. Toilets available free of charge on the station platform. We made a full afternoon of it with a walk round the lake, a go in the adventure playground and a good long while crabbing. The railway offers all the crabbing equipment to buy, and hot drinks :-)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from 638justinb, General Manager at Rhyl Miniature Railway
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thanks for such a great and detailed review of our railway and everything else on site. Glad you enjoyed your time with us.
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Thetravelbagman wrote a review Aug 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom53 contributions7 helpful votes
We told my son (he is 2 btw) we'd being seeing the little train and he pestered us all day. He loved going on it and begged us to go back later that day and on the way home on the Sunday. I dont think he will forget it anytime soon. Its a sweet little ride around a small lake and is throughly cleaned from what my partner saw so that's reassuring to know during these times of covid. Safe and, fun little thing to do. We also looked into the museum part and the know it all he is, was telling me all the train parts were.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from 638justinb, General Manager at Rhyl Miniature Railway
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Glad your son had such a good time with us, hope you did too. Its great to hear that he loved his time with us. We always make sure we clean the coaches between trips and then deep clean at end of day too.
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Chloe D wrote a review Aug 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a lovely place the train was 3pound for adults and 2pound for children my daughter really enjoy this
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from 638justinb, General Manager at Rhyl Miniature Railway
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thanks for your review and your daughter enjoyed her time with us.
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