With two train mad kids in this house the Audley End Miniature Railway is high on the list of places to visit. We decided to go along for a ride on the Easter Special.
See what happened on our visit to the Audley End Miniature Railway Easter Special… watch out for the surprise in the woods!
The best part of the Easter Special has to be the surprise in the woods. The train stopped deep in the woodland and bunnies appeared, then the Easter Bunny arrived with a basket of chocolate eggs and made his way down the carriages handing out treats to all the children. The bunnies hopped and danced and then the train was off again, back through the trees and back to the Audley End Miniature Railway station.
There is a small café and we popped in for some warm drinks and Easter biscuits and then headed over the train tracks to the play area for our picnic. Audley End Miniature Railway is perfect for a fine day but there really isn’t any shelter, so aim for a sunny or a dry day if you are planning a visit.
Re-fuelled we headed over to the Easter Trail and started the quest to find woodland animals like badgers, foxes and rabbits. Along the way there are letters to collect. If you collect all the letters and solve the clue then you can take a prize from the chick at the end of the trail.
The Easter Trail through the woods is enough to keep little legs happy and everywhere was decorated with flowers and bows, nests, eggs and animals.
After three hours of fresh air and excitement we were ready to come home but we could have stayed all day, sitting in the sunshine and watching the trains. We didn’t manage to visit the craft tent where you could make Easter themed crafts, the enormous bouncy castle or the mini-miniature railway.
Audley End Miniature Railway run trains and special events throughout the year and you can find all the details on their website or take a look at our visit to the Fairy and Elf Walk in 2016. This was our second visit and there’s no doubt that we will be back again.
To avoid disappointment, check details and opening hours with the venue before you travel.
Audley End Miniature Railway is near Saffron Walden in Essex, CB11 4JB
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