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Sherwood Forest Railway

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:30
Open today: 11:00 - 16:30

Sherwood Forest Railway
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“zip wire”(17 reviews)
“steam engine”(8 reviews)
Sherwood Forest Railway is a real steam railway in miniature with 6 locomotives 12 coaches, signals, level crossings, and tunnel all perfectly recreated in miniature which kids love to experience. To make the day even more memorable we also offer...more
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Gorsethorpe Lane | Near Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9HL, England
+44 1623 515339
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 May 2014

For families with young children this place is great! There is a play area especially for under 5's plus some equipment for slightly older children (climbing frames, zip wire, slides tyre swing). There is no charge to use the play/picnic area but you can ride...More

4  Thank urbansmummy
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Our 2 year old loves trains so after reading the reviews decided to give this place a try. To say we were disappointed was an understatement! I had understood from the website there was a little cafe and play area. What there actually is is...More

2  Thank Jencc18
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Reviewed yesterday

Very enjoyable ride, Friendly staff, Lovely steam locos. The railway goes for about a mile return and is dog friendly.

Thank marty556
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good value for money and great few hrs out with young children highly recommended park area and place to grab a bit of food and ice cream

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Narrow gauge railway with cute play areas for young children. Opportunity to actually learn how to drive a small steam train along a track through beautiful North Nottinghamshire countryside. Small refreshment area and souvenir shop.

Thank nigel032015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birthday present for husband from the kids. Wonderful experience, instructed by Dave in a relaxed way. Family was able to share the experience by travelling on the train. Dave gave plenty of time for photo calls. Visited many times before, when grandson was younger and...More

Thank avidreader111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour here as a family of four. The steam train was only £2 per person and was lovely. The driver was ever so friendly too, chatting and answering questions. My daughter had the chance to pull the whistle too, which she enjoyed....More

Thank Liz0607
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my 60th birthday presents was a steam locomotive driving experience at the Sherwood Forest Railway. The whole experience was excellent. My instructor (dave) was friendly, knowledgeable and made the whole experience accessible and interesting. Even though the weather was foul on the day...More

Thank andywelsted
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my brother who has Downs Syndrome here. He loved it and all the staff were great with him. We went on it twice and he would have carried on forever. There is a play area there and a little coffee and tea place....More

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic miniature railway with a real steam engine. It is clearly run by folk with a real passion.

Thank Ross D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My dad got bought the drive a steam train gift for here, and he absolutely loved it. The staff were so lovely and despite the cold and damp weather we had a lovely hour or so watching my dad. It’s not expensive and dogs can...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Our son bought me a train driving experience for Christmas. We finally got to Sherwood at the end of September, unsure of what to expect. We were greeted by enthusiastic and very friendly staff and the fundamental controls of the engine were explained. It's clear...More

Thank AJ_N_Wales
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Sarah E
27 April 2018|
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Response from sudawn | Reviewed this property |
No more than 10 minutes, but the little 3 year old loved it, and there are 3 play parks on the site all free to use, you only pay for the train ride and any refreshments you may wish to purchase. we were there for about 3... More
6 November 2017|
Response from MazSuffolk | Reviewed this property |
Hi we didn't do a driving experience but think best is to contact direct by phone or thro web site. Hope you have fun!
12 March 2015|
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Response from Tim B |
Yeah, the times stated are correct. I went on Friday.