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Audley End Miniature Railway

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Due to reopen April 2017. The Audley End Miniature Railway and Enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk is a enjoyable day out for the whole family, full of innocent fun and imagination based near Saffron Walden, Essex
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH, England
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+44 1799 510726
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Prebooking was essential for this popular event but the organisation was first class from the moment we arrived and parked the car; sampled the simple but tasty fare in the cafe; boarded our train for the trip to Santa's grotto; met Santa and his dancing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graham P
AudleyEndMiniRail, Manager at Audley End Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Graham P, Thank you very much for your brilliant review, I will be sure to pass it onto the rest of the team! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I am not sure why there are so many negative comments about this wonderful event because our family absolutely loved it & are definitely going to be making it an annual trip! We have never visited before & read some poor reviews beforehand but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jayne910
AudleyEndMiniRail, Manager at Audley End Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Jayne910, Thank you very much for your lovely review and all your wonderful comments. I will be sure to pass them onto the rest of the team! We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our two young children yesterday for the Miniature Railway Christmas Special and thought it was wonderful. The train journey through the woods was enchanting. The Elves were all super friendly and happy to take photos for you. Mr and Mrs Clause were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AudleyEndMiniRail, Manager at Audley End Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear peleamsterdam2013, Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we really value customer feedback and I will be sure to pass it onto the rest of the team. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars for the summer event and I’ll be certainly going again. So much to do with a sing a long show, lovely crafts area, story telling sessions, games, bouncy castle, face painting. It was my favourite event I’d been to all summer with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leanne N
AudleyEndMiniRail, Manager at Audley End Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Leanne N, Thank your for your review regarding your visit to our Christmas event. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Summer Event but sorry to hear that you found our Christmas event a disappointment. We value all our customers feedback and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a lovely time here in the summer but unfortunately the Christmas special was anything but. Totally overpriced with very little for the kids to do, the craft making was the kids putting a couple of (5 actually) felt things on a felt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AudleyEndMiniRail, Manager at Audley End Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kathien130, Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to our Christmas event. We are glad you enjoyed our Summer event but are sorry to hear you didn't think the same about our Christmas event. The Craft Area is designed for families to...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We have been going to the Halloween special for the past 4 years. It is great fun but the entrance fee is now up to £12 for adults and children. The staff are wonderful and very helpful and enthusiastic. The decorations are amazing and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

I brought my girls to the Halloween train, This is the 5th year we have come and it continues to get better and better. The woods and Halloween decorations were stunning and the witches den was spectacular this year. We really enjoyed the show and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We often go to Audley End Railway and have been quite a few times for Halloween. Usually it’s so much fun. This year was a huge disappointment. As soon as we arrived, it felt different. The train ride itself is always nice, but the stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AudleyEndMiniRail, Manager at Audley End Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear Bagpusscat, Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to our Halloween Event. I am very sorry to hear that you felt disappointed with this years event and witches show in the woods. I am sorry that you found it flat and dull,...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Visited for Halloween and £40 for one adult and two children! At this price you don’t expect to pay extra for a bouncy castle. The face painting was amateur with my daughters spiders web looking like a train track. The crafts were limited to making...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AudleyEndMiniRail, Manager at Audley End Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear reviewer99216, I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit to our Halloween Event. The bouncy castles are run by an external gentleman who operates separately to us so unfortunately does charge on top of our entrance price. I...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We attended few days ago for the Halloween special. Having been last year with our 3 year old for the fairies day, we were expecting another brilliant day, but just felt disappointed. Why there is no trail in the woods is beyond me. After you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AudleyEndMiniRail, Manager at Audley End Miniature Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear stujames84, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to our Halloween Event. I am sorry to hear that you felt disappointed with your visit. Unfortunately the Fairy Walk gets very wet and muddy in the winter months as we are located on...More

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EssexHolidayers
18 August 2015|
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Response from AudleyEndMiniRail | Property representative |
Hi, The Fairy and Elf Walk could potentially take you up to an hour to complete. There are 23 individual Fairies and Elves to find along with other animals, gnomes, trolls etc. You also make a wand and visit the wishing tree... More
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Daniellesholiday
5 August 2015|
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Response from AudleyEndMiniRail | Property representative |
Hi There, Yes we have our main train and also have a model engineers train that is much small that runs on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, this is £1.00 per person for 1 go.
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abigail_mummy82
14 June 2015|
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Response from AudleyEndMiniRail | Property representative |
Hi Abigail, we are open every weekend and everyday during the school holidays! :) Many thanks Audley End Miniature Railway
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