We had quite aa different experience at the Buckingham railways centre’s Trick or Treat event! The Pumpkin Trail was scattered around the whole site with beautiful old/vintage steam trains. You had to find the Trick or Treat Stations, complete the activity sheet ( Count the pumpkins, solve the anagrams, find the hidden pictures, and lots more!) and then collect treats from costumed hosts at the end..
TRAIN RIDE is from Platform 4 and is an experience of a kind.. the inside decor, the outside scene and the noise and steam coming out of the engine transports you to an old Hollywood movie. You can take as many rides as you want
The circular walk can take between 1-2 hours. There was a steward inside the Travelling Post Office (TPO) to chat to visitors explaining how mail was sorted in those days. You then go to the Old Station Building, on to the historic footbridge ( not suitable for pushchairs- will need to be carried up and down the flights of stairs), to the Brill building, second-hand bookshop and then Railway Museum, which has old trains and other intersting stuff. You feel as if you are transported to the old era.
After the museum, you take the scenic route alongside the track, making your way over the new footbridge and admire the views from the top, including the trains passing by (VIDEOS on IG here). From there, you have the option of either heading for your train ride (free) or taking a detour through one of the engine sheds to visit the Miniature Railway ( rides for £1 each). Only one family/group bubble was allowed within each compartment.
The Visitor Centre with the shop & cafe is stunning itself. You can also admire the Royal Dining Coach from 1901 here.
🗺 Address: Quainton, Aylesbury HP22 4BY (Road works and traffic diversion in place)
📅 Different activities continue throughout the season (please see WEBSITE for more details)
🎟 Entry fee applies, which for this event was adult 12£, child 3-15: 8£ (please see WEBSITE for more details).
🚘 Free parking
🚻 Toilets on site
🍕 Refreshments available
🧺 Picnic allowed
🦽Buggy accessible mostly but no wheelchair access over the Historic Footbridge
🐕 Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the site and in the trains