Audley End Miniature Railway & Enchanted Woodland Walk

Essex Baby Review

Nothing beats a great family day out. Our reviewer checks out the Audley End Miniature Railway & Enchanted Woodland Walk.


Audley End Miniature Railway is a delightful 1.5 mile ride through the woodland estate aboard coaches pulled along by a mini steam engine. During the journey, children look out for teddies and other animals who live in the woods.

The ‘Enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk’ offer children a magical journey through the enchanted woods, spotting little Fairies and Elves that live hidden in the woods in their Fairy Tree houses.

Within the grounds is a large picnic and play area, with a wide range of wooden play equipment and a Picnic Café. In good weather, additional attractions such as bouncy castles, swing boats and a vintage roundabout operate at an extra cost.


Train Fares:

Adult £5.50
Child £4.50 (Under 2’s go free)

Enchanted Fairy Walk

Adult £3.00
Child £4.00 (Under 2’s go free)

Combined Ticket

Adult £7.00
Child £7.00 (Under 2’s go free)

Reviewer's Opinion

What a gem! We went with our two children aged 3 and 4 and had an amazing day. From the start to the end of the day we were entertained by high quality, considerate staff that went the extra mile to make it a truly magical day for the children.

On the day we visited, ‘Paddington Bear’ was making appearances throughout the day and was more than happy to be hugged and photographed with our children.

Our children made use of everything on offer and did not want to leave! Prices were very reasonable once in the grounds, for example children could have unlimited use throughout the day on the bouncy castles for just £1.50, and burgers cooked on a bbq within the play area were just 3.50 and tasted delicious.

All areas were fully accessible with the buggy making it a really good family friendly venue for all ages.

Essex Baby Rating

We found this to be a fantastic day out for the family, so we're pleased to award the Audley End Miniature Railway & Enchanted Woodland Walk 5 out of 5!

Score out of 5

Customer Service - 5
Buggy-Friendly - 5
Cleanliness - 5
Value for Money - 5