A huge amount of work has been needed to change the site into what you see today. The buildings have been lovingly restored, two lines of track have been laid, coaches restored to house the model railways and indoor play areas, a model village built and extra facilities constructed to extend and develop the site.
Come and see for yourselves!
Bickleigh station was built in 1885 by the South Devon Railway to serve the local community. The line closed in 1963 and the station was boarded up.In 1997, we began the restoration. Many panes of broken glass were replaced in the station building and the roof and ceiling repaired. The station once again stands proudly and houses our tea rooms. Enjoy a cuppa with us!
The miniature railway was built in 2000 and extended in 2004. It runs around the centre and gives rides through the newly added Magic Wood.
The Edwardian Model Village was built in 2006 and other facilities have been added since, including drive your own rides, outdoor play area and the indoor play coaches. Our most recent attractions are our fantastic soft play area and our interactive museum coach.