Thompson Park – Burnley

Thompson park railway is a miniature railway in Lancashire. The track does two loops of Thompson Park and takes in some impressive scenery, crossing the paths a number of time allowing members of the public to get a close up view.

We had a lovely day out at the railway, the price is more than reasonable and the volunteers are what makes this place so special. We felt the length of the ride was well worth it and the park itself has fantastic facilities, including a boating lake! Unlike other miniature railways this is virtually in the heart of Burnley, meaning you can combine a visit with a number of other things. Add this to the fact that Burnley is well connected bus wise and also lucky enough to have three real train stations, it makes Thompson Park a really accessible day out for everybody.

We would definitely recommend exploring Thompson park itself as there is loads on offer, but if it is a busy day and you like a more gentle stroll you also have Queens park just over the road, we find this is often a bit quieter on hot sunny days and is perfect for a picnic.

Overall Thompson park is a fantastic day out, with the added bonus of being in a great central location, well worth a visit!

The railway can be found at BB11 2AA and parking is on site, or my top tip would be to park at Sainsburys and walk up through Thursby Gardens if you don’t mind a bit of an extra stroll, it is a nice walk.

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