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The Audley End Miniature Railway is a delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke’s private 10 ¼” gauge railway through Estate woodland.

The children all enjoy looking out for the teddies that live in the woods, while the adults are reminded of a nostalgic era, especially on Saturdays and Sundays when we usually haul the carriages with a steam engine.

We have a shop on site which is currently stocked with the Thomas the Tank Engine range, Brio and also Fairy Merchandise and gifts. Books on the history of the Railway together with a selection of confectionery and ice-creams are also available.

You can also visit our Signal Box Café boasting a range of seasonal homemade food and drink which is all locally sourced.

Miniature railway
Miniature railway

Fairy Walk

Walk through the Enchanted Woodland at Audley End and see if you can spot the many little Fairies and Elves that live hidden in the woods in their Fairy Tree Houses.

Why not try finding Crystal, who lives down by the river and adores dancing over the lily pads, or her friend Sugarplum, the party loving Fairy who loves to see children gathered together laughing.

You could also try seeing Hazel, the fastest flying Elf who darts about at high speed in the woods, or if you look down, his friend Willow who is the tree loving Elf and can be found in the depths of the twisted tree roots.

Be sure to make a wish at the Wishing Tree next to where Cristabelle, the Wishing Fairy lives and she could maybe help your dream come true. . .

So follow the trail and discover the story of this Enchanted Woodland Walk at Audley End.

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Miniature railway
Miniature railway


Railway Opening

Every weekend from the 28th March - 18th October

Fairy Walk Opening

Every weekend from the 2nd May - 27th September 

Also open everyday during School Holidays

Train Times:

12 noon to 4.45pm

Fairy Walk Times:

12.30pm to 4.15pm

Bank Holiday Times

Trains: 11.00am - 4.45pm

Fairy Walk: 11.30am - 4.15pm

**Please note that the last Steam Train departs at 4.00pm on Steam running days however a diesel train will run untill 4.45pm!  Read more


There is a large car park on site and extra overflow car parking under 150m away.

Disabled parking is also available.

Parking Fee

£2.00 (£1.00 redeemable against train ride)


By Car

1 mile west of Saffron Walden on the B1383.  M11 southbound exit 10. M11 Northbound exits 8 & 9. Follow the brown tourist information signs to Audley End House - View Map

Audley End Miniature Railway,
Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex,
CB11 4JB

By Train

Nearest mainline railway station is Audley End.  Approximately 1 mile from Miniature Railway.

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