This is a fantastic day out for adults and children alike. Stunning scenery, a magical ride on a traditional Steam Train, and all set in the beautiful Lake District - fantastic!
Only a short drive from Windermere, and offering a range of activities at a reasonable price, this is a must-see when you're lucky enough to be in the area.
Head South from Bowness towards Newby Bridge. At the roundabout turn right, then right again toward the Swan Hotel (see separate post about the Swan - very nice!). You'll soon pick up signs for the Steam Railway, and you can park in front of the Lakeside Hotel (again - see separate post, worth a visit).
The Lakes Aquarium is also right next door to the Railway - see separate post for that.
"At Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway travel back in time when you climb aboard our train. A distant memory of bygone years for some and new experience for others,it’s a unique day out for all.Jump aboard our train at Haverthwaite Station. Enjoy views from your carriage up to Lakeside; the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Then if you fancy, combine the trip with a visit to The Lakes Aquarium or continue your journey aboard a Windermere Steamer to Bowness or Ambleside.We hope you come along and spend a day out to remember with us."