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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

2018 Train Service (6 Mar 2018 - 18 Dec 2018)

* 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

  • Approx length of visit - 02:00
  • In countryside
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 30
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • 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

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • MasterCard accepted
  • 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:

  • PAULNO_11
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th May 2018
    Paid my first visit here today and was immediately struck by how friendly everybody was. There is a great little 'Whistle stop' café, serving light bites, snacks and main meals in either a restored... Read full review
  • marcin g
    Trip Type:
    Steam train
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th May 2018
    Very nice experience. Especially for young children to show them how train look like 60 years ago. I woulf recomend to anyone. Read full review
  • Paul N
    Trip Type:
    Memorable morning
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th May 2018
    My father in law has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and everybody at the railway went well above and beyond to make his visit this morning truly memorable. It's a wonderful piece of... Read full review

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