Grosvenor Park Minature Railway
Grosvenor Park Minature Railway
Grosvenor Park Minature Railway
Grosvenor Park Minature Railway

Welcome to the Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

GPMR is a 7¼" gauge railway located only a few minutes walk from Chester's historic city centre.

The railway, built in 1996 to commemorate the centenary of the Duke of Westminster’s railway at nearby Eaton Hall, is popular with young and old alike and has become one of Chester’s top tourist attractions.

We operate steam and diesel hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake in Chester’s Grosvenor Park.

Opening Times

February to November
Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and daily during school holidays

December and January
Saturdays, Sundays, Boxing Day & New Years Day Bank Holidays. Santa Specials operate at weekends during December up to Christmas.

Summer 10.30am to 5pm – Winter 11.00am to 4pm

We are also open Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.00pm to 4.30pm during June & July.


Child (aged 3-15) single £1.00
Adult single £1.50
Family single (2 Adults & up to 3 children) £3.50
Child (aged 3-15) 3 rides per person £1.75
Adult 3 rides per person £2.75
Family 3 rides (2 Adults & up to 3 children) £7.00

We regret that, occasionally, due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control, we may have to cancel, curtail or vary the services from those advertised.

Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway is operated by Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway Ltd.


Small children can ride in our static electric Thomas ride. It is 50p for one ride or £1 for three. Over the last six years it has proved to be a popular item.


Children's Self Drive TramIN AUGUST 2011 we built a new ride for the younger children a Drive Your Own “Trevor The Tram” it is £1 for two rides up and down its track and can take two children at a time, it is proving to be very popular with the kids and you should see the look on their faces when they are driving it themselves.

Just look at the picture of Andrew & Lewis. Children up to the age of Ten can drive the Tram up and down a short length of track.


Why not have a birthday party for your little ones birthday. You can hire the miniature railway for an hour for as little as £40. You have exclusive use of the train for the hour and can have as many rides as you can fit in during that time.

We also hire the train to play groups, children’s nurseries and schools.

Now you can also hire Trevor The Tram as part of your party for an extra £10 for 25 rides up and down, share them between the party goers for more fun. Contact us on the number above or call at the railway for details.


Grosvenor Park RefurbishmentThe Grosvenor Park refurbishment project has now been finished for well over a year and the park is looking really good. The new play area adjacent to our track is shown in the picture on the right and is being well used by the public.

It is really good with plenty to do for all ages up to about 14 years old.

The pond area has been re-landscaped with new disabled accessible pathways, soft edges and new planting.

The new visitor centre and toilets are now finished as well as the new cafe which is situated in the lodge by the main gates which is fully open and offering a full range of drinks and food.

It really is a wonderful place to come and relax and enjoy yourself either on your own or with the family.


You can now follow us on our Facebook page click Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway join us as a friend for the latest news of events, special offers, new Thomas toys etc. We would love to see your photo’s so please send them in to us.

THE RAILWAY IS NOW OPEN EVERY DAY  it is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays as well as everyday during the school holidays.


We stock a large range of Thomas The Tank items in our railway shop including Thomas Flags, Take N Play Diecast Trains, Thomas Wooden Railway Trains, Big Jigs Wooden Trains, Windmills, Bubbles, Diecast Vehicles as well as Teddies and Soft Toys for the girls.