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Tiny Trains for Tiny Tots: Bekonscot Model Railway

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Introduce your children to the wonders of the railway – miniature style. At Bekonscot Model Village and Railway, you’ll find a wealth of entertainment for your tiny tots, including trains that fit them perfectly.

Take an adult-sized train to Buckinghamshire and let your little ones have a ride of miniature trains at Bekonscot. Save money on your journey by booking cheap train tickets before you go and get ready for a fun day out. Read on and get planning your day out…

The Magic of Bekonscot

This enchanted spot just outside London is the ideal place to while away a few magical hours with your children. Home to an impressive array of miniature houses and gardens as well as a massive garden railway, stepping into Bekonscot is like stepping into a dream world.

Children love the fact that they can get up close and personal with mini working railways and with more than 10 scale miles of model railway track, there’s plenty of space for everyone to see. There are also six tiny villages complete with homes, gardens and town centres to explore and, because they are stuck in a 1930s time warp, they are a great way for showing your kids the world that once was.

A Light Railway Ride

Even more exciting for kids is Bekonscot’s famous Light Railway. Here, children can have a shot on a train that’s perfectly proportioned for their small stature with a shot on the narrow gauge ride-on miniature railway that snakes it’s way through the model villages and gardens.

When demand is high, the mini train runs every few minutes from 10.30 in the morning to 4.30 in the afternoon, so your little ones can fit in plenty of scenic journeys through the tiny world of Bekonscot. What’s more, journey’s only cost one pound and children under two ride free.

Bekonscot’s History and Future

First opened in 1929, Bekonscot has been dazzling tiny tots for generations. The model village is well looked after and the owners make new additions every year, to keep Bekonscot fresh and fun for each new influx of children.

Up until the 90s, the team tired to keep the model villages and railways up to date with changing technology but in 1992 it was decided that the park would be best served by a return to its roots, and all of the models were retro-fitted back to the 1930s.

How to get to Bekonscot

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is in the town centre of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and is very close to London. If you’re travelling from outside the capital, you can easily take a train to London then take a connecting Chiltern Railways train to Beaconsfield from London Marylebone Station.

When you arrive in Beaconsfield you’ll find the model village an easy five minute walk from the station.

Have you ever been to Bekonscot? Are there any similar attractions you’d recommend for train-mad tots? Just let us know in the comments below…

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