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Railworld Wildlife Haven

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Oundle Road - City end | Access thru Pleasure Fair Meadow Car Park - PE28AT, Peterborough PE2 9NR, England
+44 1733 344240
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Such a lovely gem of a place!

We just had such a wonderful time at Railworld. It was a freezing cold day but it didn’t spoil the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Icklangel
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London, United Kingdom
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Bank holiday sunshine made this trip special.

We took our four year old grandson who had a wonderful time. Had to drag him away from the outside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margaret W
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Alongside the Nene Valley Railway,(NVR)Peterborough Station. Short walk from Peterborough Main Line Station - Open Every weekend in 2016 from Easter till October 30th + School Holidays - We are a self funded volunteer group. We have a Passion for Nature and a slant towards model railways ..... We have built an intriguing exciting wildlife habitat to explore and 2,000 sqft of model railways to enjoy - Nostalgic film shows, steam on the main line, plus a Wildlife Trust documentary to Entertain and Educate about our wonderful world. Bring a picnic - Relax and relish your time with us. Family ticket 2 Adults + 3 children £10.00 - Adult £4.00 - Concessions £3.00 - Children £2.00
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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Oundle Road - City end | Access thru Pleasure Fair Meadow Car Park - PE28AT, Peterborough PE2 9NR, England
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+44 1733 344240
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had such a wonderful time at Railworld. It was a freezing cold day but it didn’t spoil the experience at all. We went not expecting much as it is fairly cheap to get in and I hadn’t heard much about it but we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our four year old grandson who had a wonderful time. Had to drag him away from the outside train, but when he got inside and found he could control Thomas and friends himself, he was hooked. The large (grown-up) layout was wonderful and...More

Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly interesting not just a model railway but exhibits as well including the old Hovercraft, yes a British invention.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to all the staff at Railworld. We had a lovely visit today. It was nice to see a truly wild place being kept wild but under control. The small cinema was very interesting plus the bird cam. The model railway must have also...More

Thank caroleboon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to say I was expecting a lot more especially after looking at the website. I get the fact it is run by volunteers and I admire that but it does seem like they have taken on a "bridge to far". To be fair the...More

Thank MalcH
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment MalcH - So sorry you were clearly disappointed with what we have done ... Sad really, we do try our very best - everyday is a challenge ... Trouble is always finding enough volunteers - Our average...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is truly amazing what a small group of volunteers have achieved over the years. We enjoyed walking through the wildlife garden despite the weather on the day of our visit. The site has potential but it needs funds and more volunteers to...More

1  Thank Robert B
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Robert B - Thank you kindly for your positive comments ... Yes you have highlighted the constant challenge to get more volunteers to help keep this project going ... It all takes a lot of effort - last year volunteers contributed over 13,000 volunteer...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place with so much to see. Railworld is a great mix of model railways, wildlife haven and exciting technology like the hovertrain. Thanks Brian for an amazing tour - it was so much fun and so informative. Really impressed to see the...More

Thank Siobhan S
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer & Trustee at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Siobhan S ... Wonderful - Just what we volunteers all want to hear (everyday if possible!) ... I am typing this at 9:00 in the evening ... I started at 8:30 this morning ... Haven't really stopped and I am well past retirement...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

If you like trains, you'll LOVE Railworld. Follow the signs from the city centre, or even arrive in style on the Nene Valley Railway. FREE parking for visitors (you can park here cheaply too, with CCTV coverage, to visit other city attractions) ensure you get...More

1  Thank David W
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer & trustee at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you David W - Wonderful - Your kind, heartwarming comments have taken years off me and I can't wait to share them with all our fellow volunteers! Everything you have mentioned are the reasons behind doing what we do ... We just want people...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We wish we'd found this place sooner ! An absolute gem for all children of all ages, and adults too. So much to see. Where to start ? We headed straight for the model railway but got sidetracked by the hands on track for little...More

2  Thank Hilary C
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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you Hilary C - This is lovely - What you have said really drives us on .... Believe me some days we think it's the best thing we have ever done - minutes later - the stupidest! Such a roller-coaster of emotions .... None...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My two and a half year old son won't stop pestering to "go wailway word daddy". Highlights include 1) Thomas 2) A ghost train (model one) 3) Big trains 4) Model trains From my point of view, it's close to the city centre, the nature...More

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N3117LOBrianP, Volunteer & Charity Trustee at Railworld Wildlife Haven, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

This is Wonderful _seiunchin - Truly Wonderful! - Thank you .... It's what keeps our amazing volunteers going ... We are just a very small group on quite a mission - To 'Entertain and Educate about Our World' - We feel the added attraction of...More

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Julie B
23 March 2018|
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Response from N3117LOBrianP | Property representative |
Well - We close at the end of October - But - We all volunteers - mostly 'retired' and we work on the project all thru the year so we will be on site - so just contact us via the website and we will open up for you, show you... More
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Andrew W
23 October 2017|
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Response from N3117LOBrianP | Property representative |
We charge £2 for children, £3 for concessions, £4 for adults and £10 for a family of 5 ... All prices and opening days on our website - drop-down box front page LHS ... Best wishes - Brian
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Dormouse39
19 October 2017|
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Response from N3117LOBrianP | Property representative |
Thank you Dormouse 3 - It's difficult for people to understand - We are just volunteers ... We brought the land, we have worked it and with the help of many people, individuals,groups and companies we have achieved what we... More
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