Monday, 10 October 2011

Bekonskot Model Railway and Village

A few weeks ago we visited Bekonscot Model Village & Railway in Buckinghamshire and had a fantastic day. 

We arrived kitted out for a full days adventure with picnic lunches to feed an army, but when we saw the modest entrance we thought we had made a mistake and that we would probably only last half an hour! four hours later we were still there just finishing a train ride. To be honest most families would probably get round in an hour but Freddie decided to pitch him-self at the first railway bridge and it took us over half an hour to coax him to the second!

Bekonscot is great fun for all but especially for little ones with 1.5 acres of miniature buildings, towns, railways, castles, and more to discover.  They also have a playground next to the picnic areas, a miniature ride on railway and remote control boats.

The miniature village and models comprise of six little towns stuck in a 1930’s time warp. Each village has its own character and the tiny railway connects them all very cleverly with stations for the trains to stop and pick up passengers.

The highlight of the day for our 2+ year olds was definitely the Model Railway which has almost 10 scale miles of track (450 meters in real life) .

The paths can be a little narrow for passing especially with buggies.

If you have a morning or afternoon free it is worth a visit...

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