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Ryedale Miniature Railway
The Ryedale Society of Model Engineers operates Ryedale Miniature Railway. For any families with children who are into trains, this is one of North Yorkshires 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. Twice a year an annual rally is held at Ryedale Miniature Railway. During the rally, the scale model trains run a full day 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.
Ryedale Society of Model Engineers
The Ryedale Society of Model Engineers Limited (RSMEL) operates a ground level 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 (see links below).
Gilling East Village Hall
Gilling East village is located in the Howardian Hills. an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Ryedale Miniature Railway is located just outside the village at the Village Hall, opposite the entrance to Ampleforth Golf Club. Gilling East Village Hall is a beautifully restored Victorian schoolhouse. The Ryedale Miniature Railway which runs around the village hall is set amidst splendid scenery in a quiet, secure location.
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.
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