Audley End Miniature Railway Ticket Portal

FAQs / Help

How do I use my eTickets?

You will be emailed an order confirmation that will include your unique Booking Reference Number and a barcode that also contains this number. Please bring this with you and display it at our admissions hut upon arrival. You may print the tickets off or show them on your iPhone/Smart Phone.

Do you issue refunds?

Yes, refunds will be administered should we be forced to close due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Should you need a refund for any other reason, we will need 48 hours notice prior to your visit. Any time after this, you will be offered a transfer and not a refund. 

I don't have a printer...

You can show the tickets on your iPhone/Smart Phone or make a note of the Booking Reference Number and take it with you, along with some ID.

Are there facilities for visitors with disabilities?

Yes, we have a designated disabled car park, toilets and a wheelchair friendly carriage. We advise you to ring the office on 01799 510726 before visiting to discuss availability and suitability of our disabled carriage which has room for 1 wheelchair and 4 extra passengers.

Are there any concessionary fares?

Children under 1 year go free. Carers will also have free entry onto site (1 carer per full paying person). Please bring along paper evidence with you on the day of your visit.

Do I need to pre-book tickets?

Yes, tickets must be pre booked in advance.

How can I get in contact with you?

Please call us on 01799 510726 or




Audley End Miniature Railway,

Audley End Road,

Audley End,

Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JB 

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Do you accept cash on site?

No we don't. Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to take payment by credit and debit card only we have realised the vast improvements in security and efficiency. We intend to remain cashless for the foreseeable future. However we do not currently accept American Express cards on site. 

Do you provide cashback facilities?

No - the nearest cash dispenser is in Saffron Walden

Are there baby changing facilities?

Yes, a baby changing station is located within the disabled toilet facilities.

Are there covered areas to shelter from bad weather?

We are primarily an open site with limited shelter. Please be prepared with suitable clothing and footwear.


Is there somewhere to leave a buggy/pushchair?

Yes, your buggy can be left in the buggy park while you are on your train ride and collect it afterwards.


Smoking or use of e-cigarettes is not allowed anywhere on the site. There is a designated smoking area within the disabled car park.

Are dogs allowed on site?

Yes, dogs are allowed on site but must be kept on a short lead at all times and all mess to be cleared up.

Do you allow open fires or barbecues on site?

No, open fires and barbecues are not allowed.

Is steam guaranteed?

We try our best to run our Steam Engines however we cannot guarantee it.

Are there refreshments on site?

An array of homemade hot and cold food and drinks are available from our Woodland Café using locally sourced ingredients. Ice creams are also available during warmer months. 

Is there a charge for Car Parking?

There is no charge for car parking. We have a large, woodland car park situated approximately 300m away from the main entrance. We also have an on site disabled (blue badge) car park.

Adverse Weather

During adverse weather conditions it may be necessary to suspend train services or close the site at short notice. Please telephone us or check our website/social media before commencing your journey. If the site has to shut on a normal running day and you have booked tickets online you will be able to transfer these tickets to another normal running day. If we close the site on a Special Event we will issue refunds where possible or try and accomodate you on another date/event.

What else is there to do?

- Adventure Play Area

- Nature Corner

- Fairy & Elf Walk

Other activities often available during special events such as interactive story telling or games areas.


When should I arrive if I have booked tickets online?

If you have purchased tickets online you need to arrive 30 minutes before the time slot you have chosen. This is to allow you enough time to park your car and check in. 

What if I miss my specific train time?

If you are late and miss your specific train time the admissions hut will issue you with a late ticket. We will then do our best to get you onto a later train providing we have availability. This may not always be possible though.