Plan your day

Runs every weekend throughout the year and all School Holidays

10.00am - 4.30pm (4pm during the winter)
Last train departs 15 minutes before closing time

Your day out at Eastleigh and Southampton with the kids

Arrive early, the Lakeside Café opens at 9:00am so why not join us for breakfast? The railway opens at 10:00am on running days so you'll have plenty of time.

There is ample FREE PARKING at the railway.

Toilets are situated by the entrance to the main station at Eastleigh Parkway.

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway is a dual gauge 10¼" / 7¼" miniature railway running from its main station, Eastleigh Parkway, to Monks Brook Halt.

Trains run approximately every 20 minutes and are normally steam hauled except the last trains of the day.

The return journey of just under 1¼ miles, takes about 15 - 20 minutes. Half-way round, Monks Brook Halt gives an opportunity to visit the lakes, children's playground or use the picnic tables. There are no toilets at Monks Brook Halt. We have a souvenir shop stocking the full range of Thomas Wooden, Fisher Price die cast models and Bigjigs. 

Attractions Nearby

Arrive early and spend the morning with us, then after lunch why not head for one of the wonderful places to visit nearby?

Swan Centre Eastleigh Shopping, Food, Bowling, Cinema 1 mile
West Quay Retail Park Shopping, Food 5 miles
Southampton Maritime Museum Titanic Exhibition 5 miles
     
Paultons Park Theme Park 10 miles
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose 20 miles