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

2021 Train Service (6 Mar 2021 - 18 Dec 2021)

* 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:

    • JamieL706
      Newport, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Beautiful railway
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th August 2021
      We visited for the vintage gala, was a lot happening, plenty of stalls, exhibits, beautifully well kept engines & stock. We had a fab day out & definitely recommend the railway, it passed the... Read full review
    • Andrew W
      Reading, United Kingdom
      a great little ever growing railway.
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 26th August 2021
      a really great little railway.friendly staff,good little engines,a nice ride out and back.they are working hard to extend this line into Cricklade. Read full review
    • pasqualeb760
      Witney, United Kingdom
      Fantastic little place
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th September 2021
      Fantastic little place We drove into the car park not knowing what to expect, and what a surprise, a great little place to for railway enthusiasts, still needs a lot of work but with the help of... Read full review


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