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Barnards Miniature Railway

7 1/4in. gauge railway in the picturesque grounds and gardens of Barnards Farm. Now extends to 1.5km. Runs steam and I/C locos.


  • Parking
  • Part disabled access


Barnards Farm Brentwood Road West Horndon Essex CM13 3LX

Open days

Sun 30 Jun; 7, 21, 25 Jul; 1, 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, 29 Aug; 1, 15, 29 Sep; 13, 27 Oct; 9-10 Nov. Santa in Dec.


By Rail: Upminster / 6 miles

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