Days Out


Below is a list of family friendly places, days out and things to do with kids in Cheshire and specifically in Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Congleton, Sandbach and surrounding areas which feature a railway/miniature railway.

If you know of any other days out or things to do with kids in Cheshire which are not already listed, or would like to feature in the list, please contact us here.

Brookside Garden Centre

Garden Centre with miniature railway.

London Road North, Poynton SK12 1BY

T: 01625 872919

Handforth Miniature Railway

A Miniature Railway Behind the Paddock in Handforth in Meriton Road Park.

Open Sundays 11Am ’till 4Pm or later on sunny days, Train Rides are £1 For 3 laps of the track, Great Fun for children.

Meriton Road Park, Meriton Rd, Handforth, Wilmslow SK9 3HB



High Legh Miniature Railway

Runs in the grounds of High Legh Garden Centre.
Halliwells Brow, High Legh , Knutsford, England WA16 0QW
T: 01925 756991

Rudyard Lake, Leek

Beautiful lake offering watersports and lovely walks.

Paid car parking available but limited; mini steam railway; cafe; toilets and changing facilities; some walks not great for buggies so double check before you start.

“Great for family days out”

“Fantastic Steam train for the kids and great dog walks”

Rudyard, Staffordshire




The Pavilion Gardens (a little further afield in Buxton)

Two play areas, one specifically for toddlers; very child friendly cafe with small soft play section; miniature railway; stream for paddling; ample parking (need to pay for); baby changing facilities

“Low cost and enjoyable day out”

“Fab and loads to do”

St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE

01298 23114