Railway Station:Miniature Railway at Thornes Park

Miniature Railway

Thornes Park miniature Railway

Thornes Park miniature Railway

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Denby Dale Road,

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The miniature railway track in Thornes Park has been in operation for over 50 years and is run on a not for profit basis by the Wakefield Society of Model & Experimental Engineers. All profits from the railway are given to the Mayor's charity fund.

The railway carries about 40,000 passengers every year over its half mile, 7 and a quater inch gauge, double circuit track using mainly steam trains but also diesel trains on occasion.

The railway operates most summer weekends

Anyone interested in getting involved in running the miniature railway should go along to the park on an operating day.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed


Contact venue for current prices


See location of Thornes Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 320195  Lat: 53.67099 Long: -1.51710

By Road:
From Wakefield City Centre:
Follow the A642 (Westgate) towards Horbury
Main entrance located off Horbury Road.
Side entrances located off Thornes Road and Denby Dale Road.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed