Hi and welcome to the West Parley Miniature Railway website.
The Railway is now open for the Summer Season
see below for running dates
(subject to the weather being kind of course!)
28/29/30th May (Spring Bank Holiday weekend)
27/28/29 August (Summer Bank Holiday weekend)
It is possible that times/dates may have to be changed at short notice so please check back soon
The normal fare is £1.50 per person (regardless of age) per trip. The trip itself takes the form of four slightly different circuits round the field at the back - a distance of approximately one mile taking about fifteen minutes
Our usual running times are from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. although non steam traction may be available before 11 a.m. All Running days are subject to the availability of volunteers and the weather being kind of course.
We will try and adhere to the dates mentioned above but they may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances and no responsibility can be accepted if this happens.
The railway is situated at the back of Plowman's Garden Centre at 392 Christchurch Road, West Parley, Ferndown, near Bournemouth Dorset BH22 8SW (see map below) about a mile from Bournemouth Airport.
Despite a change of management Plowmans Garden Centre is still open under the old name although it is now part of the Home & Garden group- click here for a link to the Garden Centre's new website.
The Railway is becoming well known as a Visitor attraction (especially among the children and the young at heart and all who appreciate the nostalgia of a train ride behind a steam engine) in the local areas of West Parley, Ferndown, Ringwood, Bournemouth, Poole and Wimborne.