What’s on cal

May
15
Sat
Oil, Steam & Kerosene Family Fun Days | Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum, Menangle @ Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Family fun days at Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum are run by volunteers and are an opportunity for the public to see machinery from bygone days in operation, they include working steam displays and stationary oil engines, army vehicles, tractors, farm machinery, Blacksmithing and stalls. We have vintage rides, picnic facilities, onsite hot and cold food. This event is a great day out for the whole family.

  • Opening Times 9am – 3:30pm
  • Admission: Adults $12, Children and Pensioners $6, Family (4) $28.00

Oil, Steam & Kerosene Family Fun Days

[ON HOLD] Western Districts Live Steamers | Fairfield Showground @ Western Districts Live Steamers
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
[ON HOLD] Western Districts Live Steamers | Fairfield Showground @ Western Districts Live Steamers | Prairiewood | New South Wales | Australia

Mini trains have been running at Fairfield Showground since 1972. There’s just over 1km of ground level track and they operate most Saturdays, though the public days are listed as the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.

  • Opening Times: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (except January) from 10am to 3pm
  • Train Rides: $3 per ride
  • Facilities: There’s a large fenced off area that’s available for groups for up to 3hrs. It has BBQ tables, along with a fridge, sink and running water.

Mini Trains | West Ryde @ Mini Trains
May 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Mini Trains West Ryde is a fantastic, affordable event for all families. Based in West Ryde, just behind Coles, it isn’t too far from the Parramatta region.

West Ryde Mini Trains
Looking down from the overpass

The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society was formed in 1948 on its present site. They open on the third Saturday afternoon of each month from 1.30pm to around 4.30pm. DUE TO COVID, YOU MUST NOW PRE-BOOK AND SPOTS SELL OUT VERY FAST.

West Ryde Mini Trains

The information below is how the mini trains at West Ryde operated pre-covid… They have three miniature railways and offer rides on trains hauled by miniature steam locomotives. The park grounds are a popular location for children’s birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings. For the enthusiast, it is a good spot to just lie back and watch those steam trains work hard pulling heavily loaded passenger trains.

West Ryde Mini Trains

  • They have a kiosk which sells drinks, ice cream, cakes, chips, etc.
  • Entry is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Rides are $2 each for all ages UPDATED: August 2018.
  • PLEASE NOTE: You must wear enclosed shoes in order to ride the trains.

Other Things Nearby

West Ryde Library

May
16
Sun
Oil, Steam & Kerosene Family Fun Days | Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum, Menangle @ Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Family fun days at Campbelltown Steam & Machinery Museum are run by volunteers and are an opportunity for the public to see machinery from bygone days in operation, they include working steam displays and stationary oil engines, army vehicles, tractors, farm machinery, Blacksmithing and stalls. We have vintage rides, picnic facilities, onsite hot and cold food. This event is a great day out for the whole family.

  • Opening Times 9am – 3:30pm
  • Admission: Adults $12, Children and Pensioners $6, Family (4) $28.00

Oil, Steam & Kerosene Family Fun Days

Nurragingy Miniature Railway | Doonside @ Nurragingy Reserve
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

After years of planning and work, Nurragingy Miniature Railway opened in November 2019. It runs on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am until 3:30pm.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

  • Train rides are $18 per family group (up to 6 people).
  • All Passengers require a ticket to ride the train. Children under 3 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult (18 years of age or older)
  • You MUST wear fully enclosed shoes to be able to ride the rails.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

Last time we visited, there wasn’t any signage and it can be hard to find unless you know Nurragingy Reserve well. The railway is west of the water playground (which is behind the waterfall), along the green Parklands track just past the Magpie Picnic Area. We recommend going left at the roundabout when you enter Nurragingy Reserve and parking near the water playground and then walking over to the railway.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

May
30
Sun
Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Model Park Railway - Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers | Luddenham | New South Wales | Australia

Model Park has an extensive miniature railway system, with over 1200m of ground level track. It goes up and down hills, across bridges and through a tunnel.

The mini trains operate on the last Sunday of the month (except December) from 10am to 3pm. There’s an entry fee to the park, with it being $15 for a car, and there’s other prices if you arrive by foot ($8). Plus train rides are $3 each for everyone.

There’s also a playground, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, slot cars, remote control boats, planes and cars at Model Park which you can use on open days.

NOTE: It’s cash only, there’s no credit card facilities.

Jun
6
Sun
Public Running Day at Wascoe Siding – Mini Trains | Blaxland @ Wascoe Siding
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Public Running Day at Wascoe Siding - Mini Trains | Blaxland @ Wascoe Siding | Blaxland | New South Wales | Australia

Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains run on the 1st Sunday of the month (except January) – subject to the weather (rain or certain fire danger levels).

**IMPORTANT:All train passengers must be wearing fully enclosed shoes for safety. (No thongs or sandals etc). **

The picnic grounds will be open once again from April 2021! Visitor numbers are limited due to COVID restrictions and the canteen will remain closed due to COVID restrictions.

Park entry fees:

  • Children up to 3 years – free
  • Children aged 4 to 16 – $2
  • Persons aged 17 and up – $5
  • Pensioners/concession holders – $2

Park entry fees must be paid via EFTPOS/contactless means at the time of entry. To meet COVID requirements, Service NSW sign-in is required upon entry for all visitors.

Train rides:

Bookings are not required and tickets are available on the day from our ticket office.

Due to COVID restrictions, we will be selling tickets “per carriage” on a train. Each carriage can take up to 4 train riders from a group of people (ideally from the same family).

  • Each carriage cost is $15 (for a group of up to 4).
  • Each train will operate with 2 carriages available for riders (spaced out with an empty carriage).
  • Should a larger family group with 3 tickets wish to ride with up to 12 people, all 3 carriages can be used.
  • Each carriage will be sanitised before and after each ride.

Undercover tables:

We have 3 pairs of undercover tables available for bookings. All outdoor tables and grassed areas are available on a first-in basis on the day. Bookings can be made by accessing the external link here: https://www.trybooking.com/BPSTK

Train ride tickets are only available on the day from our ticket office – no bookings are required for train tickets.

So come along, share this post with your Facebook family and friends and join us for a great day out!

Note – we reserve the right to cancel our event entirely or close our site earlier than planned on the day. (For example changed COVID restrictions, if weather conditions change like severe thunderstorms, fire danger levels change or other adverse weather that may arise which could affect the safety of visitors to our site)

Jun
13
Sun
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway | Galston | New South Wales | Australia

The Galston Valley Railway is open to the public on the second Sunday of every month. Come along and enjoy a train ride with the kids, or just watch the trains go by! You can also watch the trains on the model railway.

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Galston Valley Railway will be open for rides in a limited capacity. To be able to meet our Covid-19 Safety Plan all ride tickets will be Pre-Sold Only and will have an allocated time slot. As we are required to provide the ability for you to maintain a 1.5mt social distance (unless you are from the same household) we have restructured our ticket and ride process.

  • Under this process tickets will be $30.00 AUD per group.
  • Each Ticket will allow for up to 6 members of the same household to ride together on the same miniature train.
  • The ride will be approximately 20 minutes in duration (including loading and unloading from the train). This works out to be 2 rides under our normal process.
  • To allow for as many of our fans as possible to have a ride, Please only buy one ticket per household.

Safety and Sensibility

All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear – not sandals or thongs! Please don’t be disappointed! Appropriate footwear reduces the risk of injury! We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.

Jun
19
Sat
[ON HOLD] Western Districts Live Steamers | Fairfield Showground @ Western Districts Live Steamers
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
[ON HOLD] Western Districts Live Steamers | Fairfield Showground @ Western Districts Live Steamers | Prairiewood | New South Wales | Australia

Mini trains have been running at Fairfield Showground since 1972. There’s just over 1km of ground level track and they operate most Saturdays, though the public days are listed as the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.

  • Opening Times: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (except January) from 10am to 3pm
  • Train Rides: $3 per ride
  • Facilities: There’s a large fenced off area that’s available for groups for up to 3hrs. It has BBQ tables, along with a fridge, sink and running water.

Mini Trains | West Ryde @ Mini Trains
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Mini Trains West Ryde is a fantastic, affordable event for all families. Based in West Ryde, just behind Coles, it isn’t too far from the Parramatta region.

West Ryde Mini Trains
Looking down from the overpass

The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society was formed in 1948 on its present site. They open on the third Saturday afternoon of each month from 1.30pm to around 4.30pm. DUE TO COVID, YOU MUST NOW PRE-BOOK AND SPOTS SELL OUT VERY FAST.

West Ryde Mini Trains

The information below is how the mini trains at West Ryde operated pre-covid… They have three miniature railways and offer rides on trains hauled by miniature steam locomotives. The park grounds are a popular location for children’s birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings. For the enthusiast, it is a good spot to just lie back and watch those steam trains work hard pulling heavily loaded passenger trains.

West Ryde Mini Trains

  • They have a kiosk which sells drinks, ice cream, cakes, chips, etc.
  • Entry is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Rides are $2 each for all ages UPDATED: August 2018.
  • PLEASE NOTE: You must wear enclosed shoes in order to ride the trains.

Other Things Nearby

West Ryde Library

Jun
20
Sun
Nurragingy Miniature Railway | Doonside @ Nurragingy Reserve
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

After years of planning and work, Nurragingy Miniature Railway opened in November 2019. It runs on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am until 3:30pm.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

  • Train rides are $18 per family group (up to 6 people).
  • All Passengers require a ticket to ride the train. Children under 3 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult (18 years of age or older)
  • You MUST wear fully enclosed shoes to be able to ride the rails.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

Last time we visited, there wasn’t any signage and it can be hard to find unless you know Nurragingy Reserve well. The railway is west of the water playground (which is behind the waterfall), along the green Parklands track just past the Magpie Picnic Area. We recommend going left at the roundabout when you enter Nurragingy Reserve and parking near the water playground and then walking over to the railway.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

Jun
27
Sun
Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Model Park Railway - Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers | Luddenham | New South Wales | Australia

Model Park has an extensive miniature railway system, with over 1200m of ground level track. It goes up and down hills, across bridges and through a tunnel.

The mini trains operate on the last Sunday of the month (except December) from 10am to 3pm. There’s an entry fee to the park, with it being $15 for a car, and there’s other prices if you arrive by foot ($8). Plus train rides are $3 each for everyone.

There’s also a playground, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, slot cars, remote control boats, planes and cars at Model Park which you can use on open days.

NOTE: It’s cash only, there’s no credit card facilities.

Jul
4
Sun
Public Running Day at Wascoe Siding – Mini Trains | Blaxland @ Wascoe Siding
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Public Running Day at Wascoe Siding - Mini Trains | Blaxland @ Wascoe Siding | Blaxland | New South Wales | Australia

Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains run on the 1st Sunday of the month (except January) – subject to the weather (rain or certain fire danger levels).

**IMPORTANT:All train passengers must be wearing fully enclosed shoes for safety. (No thongs or sandals etc). **

The picnic grounds will be open once again from April 2021! Visitor numbers are limited due to COVID restrictions and the canteen will remain closed due to COVID restrictions.

Park entry fees:

  • Children up to 3 years – free
  • Children aged 4 to 16 – $2
  • Persons aged 17 and up – $5
  • Pensioners/concession holders – $2

Park entry fees must be paid via EFTPOS/contactless means at the time of entry. To meet COVID requirements, Service NSW sign-in is required upon entry for all visitors.

Train rides:

Bookings are not required and tickets are available on the day from our ticket office.

Due to COVID restrictions, we will be selling tickets “per carriage” on a train. Each carriage can take up to 4 train riders from a group of people (ideally from the same family).

  • Each carriage cost is $15 (for a group of up to 4).
  • Each train will operate with 2 carriages available for riders (spaced out with an empty carriage).
  • Should a larger family group with 3 tickets wish to ride with up to 12 people, all 3 carriages can be used.
  • Each carriage will be sanitised before and after each ride.

Undercover tables:

We have 3 pairs of undercover tables available for bookings. All outdoor tables and grassed areas are available on a first-in basis on the day. Bookings can be made by accessing the external link here: https://www.trybooking.com/BPSTK

Train ride tickets are only available on the day from our ticket office – no bookings are required for train tickets.

So come along, share this post with your Facebook family and friends and join us for a great day out!

Note – we reserve the right to cancel our event entirely or close our site earlier than planned on the day. (For example changed COVID restrictions, if weather conditions change like severe thunderstorms, fire danger levels change or other adverse weather that may arise which could affect the safety of visitors to our site)

Jul
11
Sun
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway | Galston | New South Wales | Australia

The Galston Valley Railway is open to the public on the second Sunday of every month. Come along and enjoy a train ride with the kids, or just watch the trains go by! You can also watch the trains on the model railway.

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Galston Valley Railway will be open for rides in a limited capacity. To be able to meet our Covid-19 Safety Plan all ride tickets will be Pre-Sold Only and will have an allocated time slot. As we are required to provide the ability for you to maintain a 1.5mt social distance (unless you are from the same household) we have restructured our ticket and ride process.

  • Under this process tickets will be $30.00 AUD per group.
  • Each Ticket will allow for up to 6 members of the same household to ride together on the same miniature train.
  • The ride will be approximately 20 minutes in duration (including loading and unloading from the train). This works out to be 2 rides under our normal process.
  • To allow for as many of our fans as possible to have a ride, Please only buy one ticket per household.

Safety and Sensibility

All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear – not sandals or thongs! Please don’t be disappointed! Appropriate footwear reduces the risk of injury! We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.

Jul
17
Sat
[ON HOLD] Western Districts Live Steamers | Fairfield Showground @ Western Districts Live Steamers
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
[ON HOLD] Western Districts Live Steamers | Fairfield Showground @ Western Districts Live Steamers | Prairiewood | New South Wales | Australia

Mini trains have been running at Fairfield Showground since 1972. There’s just over 1km of ground level track and they operate most Saturdays, though the public days are listed as the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.

  • Opening Times: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (except January) from 10am to 3pm
  • Train Rides: $3 per ride
  • Facilities: There’s a large fenced off area that’s available for groups for up to 3hrs. It has BBQ tables, along with a fridge, sink and running water.

Mini Trains | West Ryde @ Mini Trains
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Mini Trains West Ryde is a fantastic, affordable event for all families. Based in West Ryde, just behind Coles, it isn’t too far from the Parramatta region.

West Ryde Mini Trains
Looking down from the overpass

The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society was formed in 1948 on its present site. They open on the third Saturday afternoon of each month from 1.30pm to around 4.30pm. DUE TO COVID, YOU MUST NOW PRE-BOOK AND SPOTS SELL OUT VERY FAST.

West Ryde Mini Trains

The information below is how the mini trains at West Ryde operated pre-covid… They have three miniature railways and offer rides on trains hauled by miniature steam locomotives. The park grounds are a popular location for children’s birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings. For the enthusiast, it is a good spot to just lie back and watch those steam trains work hard pulling heavily loaded passenger trains.

West Ryde Mini Trains

  • They have a kiosk which sells drinks, ice cream, cakes, chips, etc.
  • Entry is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Rides are $2 each for all ages UPDATED: August 2018.
  • PLEASE NOTE: You must wear enclosed shoes in order to ride the trains.

Other Things Nearby

West Ryde Library

Jul
18
Sun
Nurragingy Miniature Railway | Doonside @ Nurragingy Reserve
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

After years of planning and work, Nurragingy Miniature Railway opened in November 2019. It runs on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am until 3:30pm.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

  • Train rides are $18 per family group (up to 6 people).
  • All Passengers require a ticket to ride the train. Children under 3 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult (18 years of age or older)
  • You MUST wear fully enclosed shoes to be able to ride the rails.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

Last time we visited, there wasn’t any signage and it can be hard to find unless you know Nurragingy Reserve well. The railway is west of the water playground (which is behind the waterfall), along the green Parklands track just past the Magpie Picnic Area. We recommend going left at the roundabout when you enter Nurragingy Reserve and parking near the water playground and then walking over to the railway.

Nurragingy Miniature Railway

Jul
25
Sun
Model Park Railway – Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Model Park Railway - Mini Train Rides | Luddenham @ Sydney Society of Model Engineers | Luddenham | New South Wales | Australia

Model Park has an extensive miniature railway system, with over 1200m of ground level track. It goes up and down hills, across bridges and through a tunnel.

The mini trains operate on the last Sunday of the month (except December) from 10am to 3pm. There’s an entry fee to the park, with it being $15 for a car, and there’s other prices if you arrive by foot ($8). Plus train rides are $3 each for everyone.

There’s also a playground, BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, slot cars, remote control boats, planes and cars at Model Park which you can use on open days.

NOTE: It’s cash only, there’s no credit card facilities.

Aug
1
Sun
Public Running Day at Wascoe Siding – Mini Trains | Blaxland @ Wascoe Siding
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Public Running Day at Wascoe Siding - Mini Trains | Blaxland @ Wascoe Siding | Blaxland | New South Wales | Australia

Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains run on the 1st Sunday of the month (except January) – subject to the weather (rain or certain fire danger levels).

**IMPORTANT:All train passengers must be wearing fully enclosed shoes for safety. (No thongs or sandals etc). **

The picnic grounds will be open once again from April 2021! Visitor numbers are limited due to COVID restrictions and the canteen will remain closed due to COVID restrictions.

Park entry fees:

  • Children up to 3 years – free
  • Children aged 4 to 16 – $2
  • Persons aged 17 and up – $5
  • Pensioners/concession holders – $2

Park entry fees must be paid via EFTPOS/contactless means at the time of entry. To meet COVID requirements, Service NSW sign-in is required upon entry for all visitors.

Train rides:

Bookings are not required and tickets are available on the day from our ticket office.

Due to COVID restrictions, we will be selling tickets “per carriage” on a train. Each carriage can take up to 4 train riders from a group of people (ideally from the same family).

  • Each carriage cost is $15 (for a group of up to 4).
  • Each train will operate with 2 carriages available for riders (spaced out with an empty carriage).
  • Should a larger family group with 3 tickets wish to ride with up to 12 people, all 3 carriages can be used.
  • Each carriage will be sanitised before and after each ride.

Undercover tables:

We have 3 pairs of undercover tables available for bookings. All outdoor tables and grassed areas are available on a first-in basis on the day. Bookings can be made by accessing the external link here: https://www.trybooking.com/BPSTK

Train ride tickets are only available on the day from our ticket office – no bookings are required for train tickets.

So come along, share this post with your Facebook family and friends and join us for a great day out!

Note – we reserve the right to cancel our event entirely or close our site earlier than planned on the day. (For example changed COVID restrictions, if weather conditions change like severe thunderstorms, fire danger levels change or other adverse weather that may arise which could affect the safety of visitors to our site)

Aug
8
Sun
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Galston Valley Railway Public Running Days @ Galston Valley Railway | Galston | New South Wales | Australia

The Galston Valley Railway is open to the public on the second Sunday of every month. Come along and enjoy a train ride with the kids, or just watch the trains go by! You can also watch the trains on the model railway.

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, Galston Valley Railway will be open for rides in a limited capacity. To be able to meet our Covid-19 Safety Plan all ride tickets will be Pre-Sold Only and will have an allocated time slot. As we are required to provide the ability for you to maintain a 1.5mt social distance (unless you are from the same household) we have restructured our ticket and ride process.

  • Under this process tickets will be $30.00 AUD per group.
  • Each Ticket will allow for up to 6 members of the same household to ride together on the same miniature train.
  • The ride will be approximately 20 minutes in duration (including loading and unloading from the train). This works out to be 2 rides under our normal process.
  • To allow for as many of our fans as possible to have a ride, Please only buy one ticket per household.

Safety and Sensibility

All train passengers must wear fully enclosed footwear – not sandals or thongs! Please don’t be disappointed! Appropriate footwear reduces the risk of injury! We suggest you wear older clothes when visiting us. We cannot be responsible for damage to clothing or personal property caused when visiting our bushland venue and / or riding on trains.