For any families with children who are into trains, Ryedale Miniature Railway is one of North Yorkshire’s best days out. Club members run their trains anytime they want, but Sundays are the best days to visit. On most Sundays, you can actually ride the real steam engines for a small charge.
Ryedale Society of Model Engineers
The Ryedale Society of Model Engineers Limited (RSMEL) operates the miniature railway with real 1/8th and 1/11th scale steam locomotives. The railway is one of the best of its type in the UK with dual main lines and 3 shunting yards. The railway does not tend to operate during the winter months. We would recommend that you check their website and Facebook Page for details before visiting.
Twice a year an annual rally is held at Ryedale Miniature Railway. During the rally, the scale model trains run a full-days timetable in as close to real conditions as they can. These events are very popular with train enthusiasts and please be aware that members of the public cannot ride the trains during the rally events.
Gilling East Village Hall
Gilling East village is located in the Howardian Hills. an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Ryedale Miniature Railway runs around The Village Hall which is a beautifully restored Victorian schoolhouse.
In the centre of the Ryedale Miniature Railway, there is a well-equipped playground and extensive grounds and play area. There is plenty of free parking, toilets and a number of picnic tables. A short walk down the road from the Village Hall is The Fairfax Arms, an award-winning destination pub. On warm summer days, you can sit at a table at the front of the Fairfax Arms and enjoy a relaxing drink whilst the children play in the adjacent stream.
Travelling to Ryedale Miniature Railway
Ryedale Miniature Railway is located 15 miles north of York in the picturesque village of Gilling East. From within the village turn down the narrow road adjacent to The Fairfax Arms and the miniature railway is located at the village hall just a short drive down the road opposite Amplethorpe Golf Club. The postcode to use in your Sat Nav is YO62 4JJ.
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