Kids love watching trains pass by but there’s nothing better than riding trains, miniature trains especially! Last month, Little Miss and her brother were super excited when I told them we would be visiting the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society in West Ryde and riding little trains!
The Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society came about in 1948 and is run by a great bunch of volunteers. The society is located behind the West Ryde Shopping Centre in Sydney and is open on the THIRD Saturday afternoon of each month from 1.30 pm to around 4.30 pm.
The society has three miniature railways where visitor can ride on trains hauled by working miniature steam locomotives.
It’s a great spot for children's birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings and a great spot to watch live steam trains go by while having a snack or an ice cream from the kiosk.
The kids loved the experience and trying the different miniature railways and different trains, going over & under bridges and waving at other train riders. Such a priceless experience.
It was such a great experience, the kids and I loved getting on-board these little trains and watching them go pass, we will have to come back with friends and family for sure!
Open on the THIRD Saturday afternoon of each month from 1.30pm.
Located at Cnr Anthony Rd & Betts St, West Ryde, NSW 2114 (next to West Ryde Marketplace Carpark).
It is compulsory for train passengers to wear fully enclosed footwear as it reduces injuries, so don’t forget!
Crowd numbers can vary so it’s possible that you could wait for train rides for up to 30 minutes.
Entry is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Rides are $2 each for all ages. CASH ONLY.
There is also a kiosk onsite which sells drinks, ice cream, cakes, chips, etc. CASH ONLY.
There are toilets onsite and the society is accessible to prams. There is limited street parking available so come a bit early.
Busy City Kids visited the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society at their own expense for entry fees, rides and all. Our opinions & feedback are always genuine & truthful.