Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cornwall  /  Helston  /  Fun & Games  /  Helston Railway

Helston Railway, Helston

(4.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Helston Railway is located in Helston. Make Helston Railway part of your personalized Helston itinerary using our Helston itinerary planner.
Create a full Helston itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Helston

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Helston by other users

19 days in Cornwall & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, culture, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Helston BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Stumbled across an advert for Santa at Helston Railway by chance and so glad I did. Superb volunteers made our trip a day to remember both during the visit with the Big Man In Red and his helpers and ...  more »
  • Great afternoon trip out , they have a great dining car which stays on site , great food really cosy , nice in general . The train trip is a brake van and a small diesel shunter type train going a sho...  more »
  • We have just returned from our annual family visit to see Santa at Helston Railway. Father Christmas was magical, excellent with children of all ages and the gifts were perfect. Topped off with a trip...  more »
Google
  • Brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyable place to visit mainly due to the friendly, helpful and informative volunteers there. At present there is a mile of track available to run on, passing through Trevarno station which was the original main entrance, now a request stop, up to the end of the track going towards Helston. The round trip takes about 20 minutes, riding in the brake car which has viewing platforms both ends. At the current temporary station there are three carriages; two buffet cars and the shop where you can pay for the train ride and also souvenirs, models and toys. The cafe in the first carriage does a good range of drinks and hot and cold food. The bacon roll comes highly recommended. Dogs are welcome, but please note the temporary platform has a mesh grid which may make it awkward for them to walk on. Likewise people with walking sticks or crutches. Currently only one unisex portable toilet is available. Plans are underway to extend the line both ways and steam has arrived in the shape of 0-4-0 William Murdoch. Definitely one to keep coming back to.
  • A great place to bring the kids of any age. A mile of track being extended to two before the end of 2016. Has a buffet car which does great bacon rolls and tea and coffee. Also has a shop selling souvenirs.
  • I would like to visit the area again, and hope that more track has been laid since I last saw it in autumn 2014
  • Rural charm with endearing staff
  • September 2014 while on holiday called in and was pleasantly surprised to see what was on offer,this railway shows huge potential . We had an interesting couple of hours , with a brake van ride , a cup of coffee and chat with staff . If there is a slight downside access to the buffet coach was difficult the step height being high ,perhaps a small ramp would help.I made a point of speaking to a number of staff some lads doing building work, train crew and buffet staff all were informative, polite and very nice. We hope to call in again 2015 , well done all.