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.

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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:

  • phil b
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th May 2019
    My wife and enjoyed our trip on our nearest steam railway. The track does not go very far but just enough to sample the experience !! Read full review
  • simonbrookesc
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great little hem
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    A brilliant little railway and some very friendly and welcoming staffs. Highly recommend a visit to spend a couple of hours enjoying the trains and various places on the line. Read full review
  • Timeplane
    Eastleigh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A smaller heritage line, with a Big line enjoyment
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    We made our first visit to the S&CR yesterday, for the 35011 GSN Society AGM.. We also enjoyed the ride on the line and I particularly liked the 'Branch Line' pace of the line, just as branch lines... Read full review

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