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The Audley End Miniature Railway is a magical day out for families including a miniature railway, enchanted fairy and elf walk, adventure play area, nature corner, woodland cafe and gift shop. 
Enjoy a magical journey on our miniature railway which takes you deep into our enchanting woods. You’ll be sure to spot woodland animals along the route, and perhaps a teddy bear or two.  

The train will take you back to the picnic field where children can let off steam on the adventure play area. Our bespoke playground equipment is sure to fire up both imaginative and physical play. 

Families can also explore the enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk, which winds through the magical woods where children can spot tiny fairies and elves living in harmony with nature.  

The Nature Corner encompasses our wildlife pond, fascinating bug hotels, try and spot a worm or two hiding in the wormery, and if you’re very quiet and still, the bird boxes might just reveal some feathered friends.  

The Woodland café serves locally sourced and homemade food.

We have everything you need for a memorable family day out in the great outdoors, whatever the season.  

All tickets must be purchased online and shown to our admissions staff on arrival. We are also a cashless site so only accept card payments.


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  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Autism Friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Advance booking essential
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Drop Off Point
  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop - Out doors - 3 outlets
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets - Cleaned every 30 minutes
  • Smoking not allowed - designated are for smoking


  • Accessibility of route - Accessible from M11


  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From the M11: Follow signs for Audley End House, we are directly opposite the house.

    Public Transport Directions

    From Audley End station it is 1.3 miles to Audley End Miniature Railway.  

    Audley End Miniature Railway

    Type:Miniature Railway

    Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JB

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    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Season (11 Mar 2023 - 24 Dec 2023)
    Monday - SundayOpen
    Bank HolidayOpen

    * Please visit website for official opening times as they do vary - www.audley-end-railway.co.uk

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