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Eastleigh Lakeside Railway
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“free parking”(13 reviews)
This dual gauge miniature railway takes visitors on a 20 minute round trip ride between Eastleigh Parkway and Monks Brook Halt, providing an opportunity to visit the lakes, children's playground and picnic areas adjacent to the Halt.
Lakeside Country Park Wide Lane | Wide Lane, Eastleigh SO50 5PE, England
+44 23 8061 2020
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Being a local I visit quite often. There is ample free parking. The railway is not the cheapest if it's kind but the drivers and engineers present the trains immaculately and are very courteous. The lady in the shop can be a little 'official' but...More

3  Thank alib205
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We were lead to believe by the web site that there would be much more. The train ride was fun and the playpark was varied and well maintained. However, we expected to be able to view the trains close up but they were unfortunately lined...More

4  Thank creedring
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All reviews first class thomas the tank engine free parking few hours picnic area play park ticket office main station half way round steam engine small playground footplate experience long tunnel nice afternoon southampton airport little boy friendly staff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out with the family. One of the best steam railways which the kids loved plus acres of freshwater lakes for fishermen or wildlife lovers. Lots of great picnic areas and dog walks. Everything is daily accessed and parking is free.

Thank norman n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took one of our granddaughters here, she enjoyed it enormously. We also found it fun. Also halfway round there's a play area which kept her amused. Parking was nice and easy. Prices weren't too high for the ride.

Thank Charles K
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We spent a lovely few hours visiting eastleigh lakeside railway. Staff are lovely, and the cafe is fantastic.

Thank Aline R
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We've visited this attraction quite a few times now, and it always surprises me how much the kids enjoy it! Even though they grew out of Thomas the Tank Engine a couple of years ago, the thrill of the miniature steam train is still there....More

Thank JosephineAlice81
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Spent a morning here, arrived early and went for a walk to the lakes and watched the model yachts, before heading back to trains. My young nephew loved trip on train, as did the adults, my elderly father was with us too so we went...More

Thank Bunty8
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Had a train footplate experience bought for me as a birthday present, What a day I had with John my instructor,from steaming up to learning all about driving a steam engine a fantastic day. I did not realise how Much you have to multi task...More

Thank stephenmspalding
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We always have a wonderful day here, as a family or just a place to visit on your own. The Station is lovely and the children (and adults) love the trains and train rides, The staff are always friendly and accommodating. Our Grandson always asks...More

Thank Cannylass82
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Lovely day out for all the family at a very reasonable price. Great play area. Cafe and gift shop. Lovely picnic area half way round. Staff are very helpful and friendly.

Thank jepawson
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Probably one of the best ten and a quarter gauge miniature railways in the UK for the variety of locomotives alone, especially the collection of superb historic Bullock locomotives from the 1930's.

Thank Keith B
Reviewed April 27, 2018

We visited Lakeside at the weekend – weather was slightly overcast but we still had a lovely time! Riding on the train was great and seeing the views around the lake were beautiful. Inside the station it looks quite old fashioned but the staff were...More

Thank BomoSun
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July 11, 2018|
Response from SouthamptonUKAndy22 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from SouthamptonUKAndy22 | Reviewed this property |
did not see any dogs on train when we visited
May 29, 2017|
Response from lizzyj180 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does open on bank holidays. They usually have special events on for the kids as well.