Lynton rail is a small steam railway that is hoping to expand in the near future, it is currently a one mile track through the lovely Devon countryside with views to the sea. There is a picnic area and a tea room, a small place but enough to while away a couple of relaxing hours with the Little ones.
We had had a lazy morning back at our cabin with Daddy taking it easy as his ankle was sore and had packed up a picnic lunch so when we arrived we took our picnic and sat on the tables at the top of the tea room gardens. We then purchased our tickets (under 5's were free so only Daddy and I to pay for at £7.50 per adult) and hopped onto the next train.
|View of Heddon Valley where we went last Sunday|
The return train ride took about 25 minutes which was long enough for the children to enjoy it and not get bored. The train runs every 45 minutes throughout the day and you can ride as many times as you like. After our first ride we had a read of the information about the hopeful expansion of the railway and a play on the computer in the information cabin which had quizzes about the railway and trains.
We then went for a cup of coffee and an ice cream in the tea room before hopping back on the train for another go up and down the track.
We spent about 3 hours there in total and had a couple of rides on the train, it was good fun and the children enjoyed it too, they do like going on trains. A great place to spend a couple of hours and it isn't far from Lynton and Lynmouth so you could have a good day out if you combined the three, Lynmouth is one of our favourite places (see my post on our last Devon break A trip to Lynmouth ) but we didn't make it there on this holiday due to Daddy's foot!