New railway playground opens at Audley End Miniature Railway

A brand new railway themed adventure playground is set to open in March at Audley End Miniature Railway in Essex.

Launching on the weekend of 21 & 22 March at a special Mothers Day weekend, Mothers’ and Grandmothers’ can visit for FREE.

The wooden play equipment is designed to enhance the Audley End Miniature Railway by creating adventurous places for families to spend time together. 

Audley End Miniature Railway sits nestled in ancient Capability Brown designed woodland and the adventure playground echoes this exceptional setting. The design includes a wooden reproduction of the local bridge over the River Cam designed by 18th century architect Robert Adam, and the giant locomotive is based on a miniature engine on the site.

Much of the wood used is chestnut sourced from Norfolk and little colour is used, allowing the play equipment to blend into its natural surroundings, tucked behind a large plain tree.


Visiting families can let off steam; zooming down slides, climbing through tunnels and enjoying imaginative play on the station platform and waiting room cabin. Children can try their hand at being an engine driver at the helm of the giant locomotive, before climbing aboard the carriages to take their seats for an adventure.

The late Lord Braybrooke opened the miniature railway to the public in 1964 and since then it has continued to grow and develop under the leadership of his eldest daughter Amanda Murray for the last decade.

The play equipment, developed and designed by adventure play specialists CAP.Co, is one of a kind in the UK and sure to enchant and delight children, firing their imaginations whilst making memories in the great outdoors.


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