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Didcot Railway Centre

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Steam train history

Good day out was very satisfying had a great time having rides on the trains and seeing the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
andrewmA4734PI
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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Father Christmas on Thomas the tank

Brilliant day. Grandchildren aged 2&4 enjoyed every minute. Decided to do something different this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kay W
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Thatcham
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Didcot Railway Centre is a living history museum of the Great Western Railway set in 22 acres alongside Didcot Parkway Station. From Brunel's Broad Gauge to the modern trains running past, Didcot Railway Centre's unique collection of buildings...more
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Didcot Railway Centre Didcot PARKWAY Station Road, Didcot OX11 7NJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good day out was very satisfying had a great time having rides on the trains and seeing the restorations loved it .

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day. Grandchildren aged 2&4 enjoyed every minute. Decided to do something different this year. As normally go to millets Farm. Glad we did. The volunteers are great. Rusty had the men singing and playing along with her she was fantastic. But they all worked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kay W
Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your Festive Day Out With Thomas. Our volunteers and staff work very hard to put on the day and it's lovely to be appreciated. Didcot Railway Centre is open every weekend and daily from March...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the second time my grandson and I have spent the day riding on Thomas the Tank Engine and visiting the Railway Centre with its Christmas treats. I can’t praise this highly enough. It’s the nicest friendliest day you could wish for. The staff,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much. We're so please you enjoyed your Festive Day Out With Thomas. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Thomas next visits us on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March and booking will open soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 3 year old Grandson to visit Thomas and Father Christmas, it was also his birthday. We arrived late and had missed our time allocated, my daughter explained this to a member of staff who straight away said this was not a problem at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barbara F
Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're so pleased you all enjoyed your day and your grandson had a great birthday. Although we encourage visitors to arrive at the time printed on their tickets, we try and be as flexible as we can to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a two hour drive we arrived at Didcot Railway Centre. The visit was for our Grandsons 4th birthday. Plus being December it was time to visit Father Christmas. 🎄 The cafe on sight is what you would typically expect. It was clean with tables...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your Festive Day Out With Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre. Our train rides are quite short which means that it doesn't matter if you miss your train as there will be another one...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 2 1/2 year old to visit Thomas and Father Christmas today. Firstly the staff were absolutely brilliant, from the moment we arrived at the station everyone single one was helpful, polite, knowledgable and made us feel incredibly welcome. Thanks for making my little...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your day and we look forward to seeing you again in 2019. Thank you for your kind comments about our volunteers and staff. I will pass them on to Father Christmas and his...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a pleasant day with our family with a 1 year old and 3 year old. The staff throughout were so good with the children and respected the 3year olds questions. Thomas trip was good and FC gentle and patient. No grumpy Santa here. Really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your Festive Day Out With Thomas at Didcot Railway Centre. I will pass your comments on to Father Christmas and his elves, and also to our wonderful volunteers and staff. Didcot Railway Centre...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition to the great variety of equipment (including working steam engines) on display, the Railway Centre is so easy to get to. As a visitor to London, it is great to be able to hop on a train and then just walk over to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much. Our entrance is through Didcot Parkway Station and ideally situated for visitors coming by public transport. Visitors can explore the Centre at their leisure and get up close and personal with our wonderful collection of engines, carriages, wagons, buildings and many...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

If you love trains it’s definitely a brilliant day out. Fantastic to be able to really get amongst the engines and carriages. We visited on a non exhibition day which meant no trains were running, not a problem for us as we were aware of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your day. We are looking forward to the completion of the new Didcot Parkway Station Car Park and we are liaising with the modern Great Western Railway about notices to help our visitors...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit where you can really get amongst the locos and enjoy rides on the 2demo lines. The staff are all very friendly and informative.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ann M, Commercial Manager at Didcot Railway Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and found our volunteers and staff helpful. Our next events are our Festive Days Out With Thomas. Check our website for details of this and other events.

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Sorry I wouldn't know. Maybe you could look at their web site, it should have all the details on there.
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Yes. We welcome dogs with well behaved owners. Dogs must be kept on a lead.
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