mooroolbark and district miniature railway, mooroolbark

Back when Mamma taught grade one, she read a diary entry from a seven year old about travelling on a mystical railway ride just like Harry Potter. The journal entry was filled with excitement and joy - He had been taken on the miniature railway! The little trains rule the town every FOURTH Sunday at the Mooroolbark and District Miniature Railway. This suburban chugga-chugga mecca is a hit with young families and at only $2.50 per ride - it is a steal. The trains do a couple of laps on the modest tracks and include a tunnel pass, a bridge crossing and you get to wave to Mamma as she watches from the foot bridge. There is heaps of room to spread out in the middle of the railway zone, perfect to bring along a picnic lunch. You could easily spend a whole afternoon watching the miniature trains travelling round and round. 

Mamma's special mention: There is a simple playground next door if you want a break between rides OR in the Summer months, you could head next door to the Kilsyth Pool for a dip under the "dome". 

This weekend is FAMILY FUN DAY! From 11am - 4pm, Bendigo Bank is bringing extra fun activities down at the railway, including live broadcast from Radio Eastern.
All additional activities are free, however they will only run at certain times throughout the day:

Face Painting 11am - 1pm
Bendigo Piggy Mascot - all day
Singer - 11:30am-12:00pm, then 1pm til 1:30pm
Balloon Twisting 2pm -4pm
Show Bags - limited to 300


the nitty gritty

Every 4th Sunday in the Month
11am - 4pm

$2.50 per ride CASH
Children under four years ride for FREE (with an adult)  

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Hawthory Road, Kilsyth