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Lakeside Miniature Railway

Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1RX

Tel: +44(0)1704 265251

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Miniature railway train carriage


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Family of 4 return journey£15.00 per ticket
Return£4.00 per ticket
Single£3.00 per ticket

Tickets to be purchased from the driver on the platform


A warm welcome awaits you aboard the Lakeside Miniature Railway - the oldest continuously running 15-inch gauge railway in the world!

The train runs from outside the entrance to Pleasureland alongside the picturesque Marine Lake to the other end of the line at Marine Parade Ocean Plaza.  Where you can alight to enjoy some retail therapy before hopping back on board for the return journey.

At the Pleasureland terminus you will also find a cafe, carousel and helter skelter as well as ample seating in shade and sun.

This historic track was built by Mr GV Llewelyn in 1911 and was originally named ‘Llewelyn’s Miniature Railway’. The first steam train ‘King George V’ ran 17th May 1911 at 3pm. The track was sold to Harry Barlow in 1945 when it was renamed ‘Lakeside Miniature Railway’ and the first petrol-driven trains had started running. It is the oldest continuously running 15-inch gauge railway in the world and was sold to John Spencer in 1968, then to Don Clark and Graham Leeming in 2001. It was purchased in 2016 by Norman Wallis, who has now begun to refurbish and improve the track and surroundings, and hopes to create a heritage museum and improved facilities for everyone.


Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly


Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (1 Apr 2023 - 24 Sept 2023)

* Generally we are open weekends and school holiday. Weekends from end March and all school holidays and weekends until end of September. 11am to 5pm

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