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9 Train Themed Days Out in the North East and North Yorkshire.





Growing up, the boys have all had a fascination with trains. We have waited in the rain for hours for special sightings, we have visited many train attractions across the UK and we have enjoyed many steam train rides. The older they have gotten the less the like Thomas the tank Engine and prefer the more grown up steam trains.


We actually have quite a few fab train based days out right here in the North East so we have put together a list of some of our favourites for anyone looking for train specific ideas.

Maybe its for the Summer holidays or another time, there are plenty of options.



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Our Favourites


Tanfield - County Durham

We revisited Tanfield for the reopening after the first lockdown and it was a great way to spend a morning. Find out all about our visit HERE



Head of Steam - Darlington

We haven't been to Head of Steam for a few years but it is a great little museum for any train lovers.



Heatherslaw Light Railway - Ford & Etal

Our most recent trip to Ford & Etal involved starting our day with a ride on the Heatherslaw Light Railway. What a fantastic day out it was. Find out more HERE



Locomotion - Shildon

We headed to Locomotion on the day of reopening after lockdown, we love visiting and have been throughout the years. You can go on a nice walk to some of the other buildings that are a bit further away from the main shed but it is worth the walk. More info HERE



Beamish Museum

Beamish is one of the best days out in the North East in my opinion. It does not cost the earth to get in and your ticket lasts the year. So much to do here including taking a ride on a few of the trains. More info HERE




North Yorkshire Moors Railway

We have been visiting NYMR for many many years, Craig has been visiting since he was a boy and converted me. We love going for a ride on a steam train through the beautiful countryside. We have been on the Santa train here too, which was fab. Find out more HERE


Wolds Way Lavender

Wolds way is a great day out for the family, we have been a few times now and love it every time. Lots to see and do here and plenty to keep the kids happy including a ride on the miniature railway.

Find out more HERE


National Railway Museum, York

Another attraction we have been to quite a few times is the National Railway Museum in York. You can spend a good few hours here looking around the museum and you can even take a ride on the miniature railway. Find out more HERE


North Bay Heritage Railway

When we go to Scarborough we always visit North Bay, lots of happy memories growing up visiting and the boys love a good visit to Scarborough. Find out more HERE



Where do you like to head for a train day out?


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A day out at Seaton Delaval Hall

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