It is picturesque, low cost and a quintessentially Yorkshire day out.
There are steam engines boasting original décor and careful restoration that even the most inexperienced locomotive enthusiasts can appreciate.
For a family of two adults and three children, the price comes to just £18 for a trip on a steam engine as well as entry to the souvenir shop and museum.
What makes this railway stand out from any other, is the love poured into it from volunteers enabling it to have continuously run for so long.
From the trains to the station, it’s all beautifully preserved with the steam engines still in tip top shape.
There is even a museum to visit with items from the railway’s history, including many locomotives.
It’s one to take soak in and not rush round with many of those who have visited reporting that you’ll need the time to read up on the history of the place.
Here, you’re able to visit the cabs of two of the steam trains and if you’re not wanting to ride the train too, museum entry is free.
However, a short journey on the train is a wonderful experience in itself – if you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re part of the Harry Potter book series, or that you’re living in a different era, it’s a trip that you’ll love
Next to it, there is the beautiful Middleton Park, which has a stunning mix of ancient woodland, open grassland and even a boating lake.
It covers an impressive 630 acres and with the railway so near by there are plenty of historic features.
From signs of coal mining activities to being able to see a replica horse gin (which to clarify, has no horses to work it) it’s a fascinating place and with so much to see and to do, it’s great for kids and adults alike.
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