Swindon and Cricklade Railway

Blunsdon Station
Tadpole Lane
SN25 2DA

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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

2022 Train Service (6 Mar 2022 - 18 Dec 2022)

* 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



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

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


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

Establishment Features

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

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

Parking & Transport

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

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.

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.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • KatherineSA
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Magical Santa Train experience!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 27th November 2021
      Just went on the Santa Train experience with our 3 year old and 8 month old - they absolutely loved it! Everywhere decorated beautifully, such a magical grotto area with a very authentic Father... Read full review
    • Michelle R
      Trip Type:
      Excellent Father Christmas Experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 5th December 2021
      What an excellent experience. Went to see Father Christmas with my 3 year old. So much love and care has gone into the set up. The staff are super helpful and friendly and go out of their way to make... Read full review
    • 614dalef
      Trip Type:
      Santa Special Train Ride
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th December 2021
      A lovely family experience at an amazing place which is obviously loved and well maintained. All staff were so helpful and friendly. The Santa experience was really good with decent quality gifts for... Read full review


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