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Devon Railway Centre

Nr Bickleigh Mill | A396-Exeter-Tiverton Rd, Tiverton EX16 8RG, England
+44 1884 855671
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Lovely little place

We visited for a couple of hours with our 18 month old. She loved it - enjoyed pressing the buttons... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mareli A
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Came hear to have a day out with the kids, to say I am disappointed would be an understatement... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony K
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Jump on Board for train loads of fun! Unlimited train rides, model railways, model village, indoor play coaches and outdoor play areas all set within a former railway station on the Exe Valley Line
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“model village” (45 reviews)
“crazy golf” (30 reviews)
“sand pit” (25 reviews)
LOCATION
Nr Bickleigh Mill | A396-Exeter-Tiverton Rd, Tiverton EX16 8RG, England
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+44 1884 855671
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"model village"
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"crazy golf"
in 30 reviews
"sand pit"
in 25 reviews
"ball pool"
in 23 reviews
"soft play"
in 28 reviews
"narrow gauge"
in 15 reviews
"train ride"
in 14 reviews
"young children"
in 26 reviews
"picnic area"
in 20 reviews
"model railway layouts"
in 10 reviews
"unlimited rides"
in 10 reviews
"mini golf"
in 8 reviews
"value for money"
in 18 reviews
"train enthusiasts"
in 5 reviews
"love trains"
in 5 reviews
"rain or shine"
in 5 reviews
"small site"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited for a couple of hours with our 18 month old. She loved it - enjoyed pressing the buttons on the model trains, the monorail ride, the sandpit and toy trains. The biggest hit was the soft play area and the drive your own...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am delighted to read that you and your daughter enjoyed yourselves. The model trains are very popular with both young children and adults and being able to control when the trains move is fascinating!! We pride ourselves on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came hear to have a day out with the kids, to say I am disappointed would be an understatement after what we paid to get in. Half the mini trains we not running no matter how much the buttons were pressed, then the little rid...More

Thank Tony K
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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there. Thank you for review and I am very dismayed to read your comments with regard to trains and other facilities not working as this is something we pride ourselves upon. I would be grateful if you could email us devonrailway@btinternet.com to let us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came as a family with a 3 year old and 5 month old and for the price it was not worth it, Not much to do for the price and some things not working and cafe prices far to high. Will not bother to...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello. Thank you for your review which I read with surprise and dismay as many of our visitors comment on what great value we are. It is a shame that you didn't mention to any of the staff when you experienced problems. Our cafe prices...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nana and mum took an almost 5 year old and a just 3 year old here on Bank holiday weekend. What a lovely gentle place! We couldnt keep my grandson out of the carriages with the train set ups inside. The centre was clean and...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here during our holiday to Devon and it was a great find. Its a bit awkward to get to down country lanes but once there it is totally worth it. It's only a small place but packed with fun activities. Three outdoor play...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very informative review and I am really pleased to read you had a great time with us. You are right that we do have plenty to keep all entertained and we have tried to be creative in the way the activities...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

With two young children who enjoy trains this was an excellent choice of attraction to visit. We spent most of the day here and they really enjoyed it. It’s not the largest place but there was plenty to do. The model village was very good...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you for your review and I am delighted that your children really enjoyed themselves. We work very hard through the Winter on all our attractions and the model village in particular occupies many hours of cleaning, painting and setting up and it's very rewarding...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I visited with my almost-3-year-old grandson, his Mum and my 17 & 19 year old! We all loved it! A small site with a lot packed in so there's something new around every corner. Parking is easy and free. Playgrounds & indoor soft play very...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you for your very detailed and informative review. It's great to read that everyone in your family enjoyed what we have to offer. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely few hours spent at the Centre. Parking is free and plentiful. The Centre is spotless and lovingly cared for. Best suited for children under 10, it’s ideal for a couple of hours and is well priced at under £30 for a family of...More

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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi there! Thank you for your review and for recognising the hard work we do in presenting the Railway Centre in the best possible way. You are right in that we have a number of activities suited to young children but also have others aimed...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Lots of interesting activities in a compact site. Friendly and welcoming staff. Train rides, play areas, model village, gnomes and lots more!

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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review and I am so pleased that you found our acitivities interesting. Our staff are very friendly and thank you for mentioning this. I will pass on your comments to them.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Very well organised for younger children - under 11 ideally. Old fashioned entertainment but lots of it and very reasonably priced in comparison to other local attractions - recommended for a nice day out with the grandkids!More

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Matthew G, Owner at Devon Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your recognising the hard work that goes into the well organised activities we offer for all the family. We do offer good old fashioned entertainment and many of our visitors say this adds to the charm and appeal. We consider we offer...More

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Pixiecake1972
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Response from Matthew G | Property representative |
2 adults and 3 children can come in on a family ticket, costing £28.20 and then you will pay £6.90 for the extra child (assuming all the children are over 3 years old). Under 3s are free.
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