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Swindon and Cricklade Railway

Blunsdon Station
Tadpole Lane
SN25 2DA


01793 771615

Add Swindon and Cricklade Railway to your Itinerary


Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2+2 standard fare (diesel day)£18.00 per ticket
2+2 standard fare (steam day)£20.00 per ticket
Adult standard fare (diesel day)£6.00 per ticket
Adult standard fare (steam day)£7.00 per ticket
Child standard fare (diesel day)£4.50 per ticket
Child standard fare (steam day)£5.00 per ticket
Senior standard fare (diesel day)£5.00 per ticket
Senior standard fare (steam day)£6.00 per ticket

PLEASE NOTE: there is an extra charge on some Special Events. E.g. Santa Special - child £10; family £32 - incl santa with present. School Holiday Specials (Wednesdays) - Adult £3:50/children & seniors £2:50

Opening Times

2017 Train Service (6 Mar 2017 - 18 Dec 2017)

* Also open on five summer school holiday Wednesdays.

Normal running days are most week-ends throughout the year. For events programme and special days please see website or call. See website for times and events on Bank Holidays.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe for 50 max, serving snacks. New facility in restored Norwegian coaches now available.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 30
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue - Licenced for civil weddings. Most functions can be hosted.
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The nearest main road is the A419, which leaves the M4 Motorway at Junction 15, signposted for Cirencester. Leave the A419 near the top of Blunsdon Hill, just north of Swindon. A major new road layout has recently been completed and, until all the signs are in place, the best approach is to follow the signs for "SPEEDWAY". The Railway is about two miles on. Our car park is immediately after a small river bridge.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Swindon station. For those wishing to use public transport to visit the Railway, Thamesdown Transport's service 15a (Mon-Sat) and Stagecoach's service 19 (Sundays & Bank Hoildays) offer a viable option. Running between Fleming Way bus station and Haydon Wick, the Oakhurst Way stop is not much more than a mile from Blunsdon Station. Fleming Way is just a few minutes' walk from Swindon Station. From the bus stop, walk North to Tadpole Lane, then turn left.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Matthew R
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Very friendly people, lots to see, good cafe
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th October 2017
    I took my two boys, 4 and 2 yrs old on a Saturday in October to see the place, it was a diesel day therefore no steam but they loved it anyway. There are cranes, carriage restoration, the station... Read full review
  • jcrowderbarton
    Southport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th September 2017
    Went to the WW2 weekend, battle re-enactment, stalls, vehicles, got to hand it to all these weekend enthusiasts. Well done. Great event and riding on a steam engine was a real treat. Read full review
  • Terence K
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    You just HAVE to go to one of these weekends
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 9th September 2017
    This isn't just about the steam railway but the WW2 weekend event as well. And what an event it was. A first for us to both the railway and this type of event but it most certainly will not be the... Read full review

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