Miniature Railway Event In Leicestershire

Saturday 29th August, 2020  -  Monday 31st August, 2020 Long Weekend Miniature Railway Event August, Leicestershire No comments yet.

About the Stapleford Miniature Railway and Vintage Steam Rally

The event has been cancelled by the organisers.

In the heart of East Leicestershire, close to the River Eye, hidden behind Stapleford Park is one of Stapleford’s pride and joy - the Stapleford Miniature Railway. The one fifth miniature railway line runs through the park for 2 miles and includes an 80m underground tunnel. The 10¼ inch track meanders around the local golf course and follows the River Eye a short distance before returning its journey past the scenic Haven Lake, and back through the tunnel. A round trip of 14 minutes at around 8 miles per hour!

At busy times the railway can operate two locomotives using its signaling system. Families, especially children, love riding on the miniature railway. The additional vintage cars and engines on the special weekends add to the fun.

What started as a short line to ferry visitors to Lord Gretton’s beautiful home from the car park back in the late 1950s is now one of the most enjoyable miniatures in the UK. As the railway’s popularity grew, the line was expanded to run down to, and around the Haven Lake in the lush landscaped parkland. Stapleford celebrated their Golden Jubilee in 2008 - an unquestionable indication of Lord Gretton’s love of steam.

Stapleford Miniature Railway

The miniature railway is run by ‘Friends of the Stapleford Miniature Railway’ (FSMR) who organise special weekend events twice per the year. One weekend show in June and one in August. The Vintage Steam Rally often has Traction Engines, Vintage Cars, and Fairground Organs on show, plus a few trade stands. The money raised at the events goes to charity.

Entry To The Rally

The event opens at 10.00am and admission is £5 for adults, £3 for children (5 and over), or £40 for a weekend ‘pass’ including camping or caravanning (2019).

Somewhere to Stay in Leicestershire

For those planning an extended weekend, there are plenty of other activities around Stapleford including the Melton Carnegie Museum in Melton Mowbray or the Old Dalby Motorcycle Museum a little further afield.

Getting To Stapleford Park

Stapleford is about 20 miles North-east of Leicester and getting there could not be easier - get on to the A607 which runs east-west or the A606 which runs north-south, head to Melton Mowbray and turn east towards Bretingby and Stapleford.

Other Things To Do Around The Area

Melton Mowbray to the west has a few things to keep you interested - try the Melton Carnegie Museum on Sherrard Street or Melton Country Park on the outskirts of town. Within driving distance is also Rutland Water Nature Reserve (to the South) which has a few things for the family to enjoy.

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The railway is usually open twice per year. Once in June and once for the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Dogs are not permitted to travel on the trains.


 

When is the next Stapleford Miniature Railway and Vintage Steam Rally?

The Stapleford Miniature Railway and Vintage Steam Rally WAS planned to take place at Stapleford Park, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF, Saturday 29th August, 2020. This is a Long Weekend Miniature Railway Event.

Address
Stapleford Park
near Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire
LE14 2SF

 
Organisers
Stapleford Miniature Railway
01664 851 614


External Website : Check this link for more information if necessary.

fsmr.co.uk



When using a phone number please be respectful if the organiser uses their private number - remember a lot of these events are for charity and run by volunteers.

Please do not contact us directly about this event as we publicise the event only.

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