Swindon and Cricklade Railway

Blunsdon Station
Tadpole Lane
SN25 2DA


01793 771615

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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

2019 Train Service (6 Mar 2019 - 18 Dec 2019)

* 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
  • 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
  • Min group size - 30
  • 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.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Rover201457
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Different trains
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 29th May 2019
    I live quite near the Tawhill halt and a mile fromThe Blunsdon Station and visit a few times during the year when the trains are running. I like old steam trains and enjoy my visits to take photos. Read full review
  • YvetteW65
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    lovely little place.
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 4th July 2019
    Great time and effort goes into running these heritage stations and for that I praise the volunteers but the food has a lot to be desired and I only had a cheese sandwich! We are hoping to go back... Read full review
  • RogerB53
    Chippenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Enjoyable day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th August 2019
    On a recommendation visited the Swindon & Cricklade Railway based at Blunsdon Railway Station. Bought a return ticket which allows unlimited travel on the line between Blunsdon and 2 other stations... Read full review

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