Best Train Attractions for Sydney KidsAll Stops for Little Train Enthusiasts
Do your little tikes love trains? Has Thomas the Tank Engine
or Hogwarts Express
, fired their imaginations?
The good news is that the NSW Rail Museum
is hosting its annual Festival of Steam
weekend on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of March
and bookings for this popular event are now open.
But how can you satisfy your child's love of trains all year-round, whilst staying close to home?
Sydney Mums Group
has found the best rail and tram attractions in the city and this is your all stops guide. All aboard!
NSW Rail Museum, Thirlmere
Address: 10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere 2572
Distance: 95kms or 1.5hrs drive south of Sydney (M5)
Tel: 1300 11 55 99
NSW Rail Museum image c/o- nswrailmuseum.com.au
And if you miss these events early in the year, no need to worry. The Museum is open to visitors 7 days a week, excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day
Sydney Tramway Museum, Loftus, Sutherland Shire
Address: Cnr Rawson Avenue (Old Princes Highway) & Pitt Street, Loftus 2232
Sydney Tramway Museum image c/o- sydneytramwaymuseum.com.au
Telephone: (02) 9542 3646
Open every Wednesday and Sunday, this Museum, celebrating tram history in Sydney, is a gem for those in the know. On Sunday 25th of February
, the site will host its annual Vintage Tramway Festival
, celebrating the former Sydney tram network. Festival Day is the only opportunity for the public to ride some of the 100-year-old (plus) trams, so don't miss out. Rides for the day are priced at $20 for adults and $10 for children (under 5s FREE). Bookings advised for large groups.
If you can't make this particular celebration, don't worry, you can visit on a regular opening day or check back to the Museum's Events Page
for upcoming events throughout the year.
Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society, West Ryde
Address: Cnr Anthony Rd & Betts St, West Ryde NSW 2114
(next to West Ryde Marketplace carpark)
Telephone: (02) 9874 8696
Live Steam Locomotive Society image c/o- slsls.asn.au
For those on the north and north-west side of Sydney, this is the place to go for your train fix. It's open to the public on the 3rd Saturday afternoon of each month
from 1.30pm to 4.30pm (next date being 18th of February).
The site has three miniature railways which offer rides on trains hauled by miniature steam locomotives. The park grounds are a popular location for children's birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings.
Rides are a complete bargain at $1 each per person, per go (cash only), in addition to site entry at $2 per adult and $1 per child. There is also a kiosk available for snacks. Just remember to wear enclosed shoes, to be eligible to ride.
Newington Armoury, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
Address: Jamieson Street, Sydney Olympic Park 2127
Parking - Blaxland Riverside Park, 3hr restrictions - arrive early
Telephone: 02 9714 7888
Newington Armoury image c/o- www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au
One of the best family activities at Sydney Olympic Park
is to visit the historic Newington Armoury
. Did you know that every Sunday
from 9.30am - 10.45am, the site hosts a guided Heritage Railway Discovery Tour
and there is FREE entry? While you are there, you can also enjoy a 'Ride the Rails'
experience on-board the historic railway that was once used to move missiles and torpedoes around the Armament Depot. Rides are active Sundays between 11am - 1pm, on the half hour.
Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo
Address: 500 Harris St, Ultimo 2007
Telephone: (02) 9217 0111
Sydney's first steam locomotive is on display at the Powerhouse
If an actual train ride on a steam engine is what you are desperate for, see all of the above. The Powerhouse Museum
is the place to go for families with older kids and mums and dads who are real train buffs and it's centrally located.
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