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Fantastic! Love it! We walk the dogs round but my elderly parents always get a return ticket and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harrow, United Kingdom
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A wonderful train trip

We really loved this little train trip. Reasonably priced. We stopped half way for our picnic then... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
London, United Kingdom
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“ruislip lido”(23 reviews)
The Ruislip Lido Railway is a 12 inch gauge railway operated entirely by volunteers. The line runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Willow Lawn Station which is close to the car...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Reservoir Road, Ruislip HA4 7TY, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! Love it! We walk the dogs round but my elderly parents always get a return ticket and thoroughly live it. Excellent value for money and good length of journey. Give it a try

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We really loved this little train trip. Reasonably priced. We stopped half way for our picnic then travelled back to the beach. A great day out!

Thank salcrow69
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Contrary to what has been said here, parking at Ruislip Lido is free at all times in both car parks, on production of a HillingdonFirst card.

Thank peterrslp
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Although the trains were not running today you could see them in the sheds. The line runs around the lido lake, through the woods, it’s a very scenic run and very well maintained by the voulenteers. The lido is served by some cafes and has...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We love visiting the railway with out 4 year old son. We visit several times a year and everytime is a treat. We find it hard to believe it is staffed by volunteers as it is so professional. A particular highlight is the Santa specials,...More

Thank HertfordshireStone
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely time at the Santa Special and even got to ride on one of their oldest steam trains 'Lady of the Lakes' on the return journey. The volunteers put in a lot of time and effort to make the event run smoothly...More

Thank SunnyDay365
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We took our grand kids to a Father Christmas event. They do it very well. The enthusiasts that work on the railway do an excellent job at dressing up and making the queuing enjoyable and entertaining. The Santa was amazing and did a great job....More

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Have been going on this train since i was little and anyone would like going on it to get to the other side

Thank shirleywhelan1
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We went here for my sons 2nd Birthday. He absolutely loved the train. The staff were friendly and helpful. They couldn’t have done more. My mum uses a mobility scooter and they had no problems getting it aboard. The phrase that was used a lot...More

1  Thank Matt D
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I’m a railway nut, having been brought up in the 50s and have been on many small, narrow gauge lines all over the place but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Good rolling-stock, well maintained track of a very good length, and a lovely diesel loco...More

Thank Bob M
Chris L, Manager at Ruislip Lido Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks very much Bob, glad you enjoyed your visit. Everyone you see working on the railway running the trains, maintaining the track and rolling stock or operating in the Shop / Tea Room etc is a volunteer yes, we're very proud of this. Our steam...More

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Juliane C
3 May 2018|
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Response from peterrslp | Reviewed this property |
Adult bikes are not carried on the railway. Maybe this question was posted on the wrong page.