Welcome to Grosvenor Park
Miniature Railway Website. 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.
operate steam and diesel
hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake in
Chester's Grosvenor Park. Click here for a location plan, courtesy
February to November
Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and daily during school holidays
December and January Sundays, Boxing Day & New Years Day Bank Holidays
Hours Summer 10.30am to 5pm Winter 11.00am to 4pm
We are also open Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.00pm to 4.30pm during May, June & July.
regret that, occasionally, due to weather or other circumstances beyond
our control, we may have to cancel, curtail or vary the services from
- Child (aged 3-15) single £1.00
- Adult single £1.50
- Family single (2 Adults & up to 3 children)
- Child (aged 3-15) 3 rides £1.75
- Adult 3 rides £2.75
- Family 3 rides (2 Adults & up to 3 children)
Park Miniature Railway
is operated by Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway Ltd in association with Chester City Council.
WEB SHOP CLOSES BUT SOUVENIER ITEMS STILL AVAILABLE IN OUR RAILWAY SHOP
Due to the very difficult trading conditions I closed my online web shop in 2012. We are however stocking more of the popular items in our railway shop, items such as Thomas Flags, Windmills, Bubbles are available as well as a growing range of the popular Thomas Take N Play range.
THOMAS RIDE !! 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 TRAM!!
NEW IN AUGUST 2011 we now have 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. Now you can also hire Trevor The Tram 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.NEW PLAY AREA OPEN/PARK REDEVELOPMENT!!
The Grosvenor Park refurbishment project is nearly finished. The new play area adjecent to our track is finished and open to the public. It is really good and lots of people are using it with plenty to do for all ages up to about 14 years old. The pond area has been relandscaped with new disabled accessable pathways, soft edges and new planting. The new visitor centre and toilets are now finished and should be open shortly as well as the new cafe which will be situated in the lodge by the main gates. There is some work still to be completed as at 22/6/2014 but an official opening will take place on 28th July.NEW FACEBOOK PAGE!!
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 ongoing refurbishment is still causing some disruption but please keep visiting the park as it has a lot of the improved pathways and work is now hearly complete. THE RAILWAY IS OPEN AS NORMAL and is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Tuesday and Thursdays up until the school holidays start in July. Steve Hardin June 22nd 2014.