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The Soar Valley Garden Railway is run by Arthur (Age 5) and Martin (Age 42) The Railway runs through the garden of Bonington’s Tearoom and Gift Shop.

Image of Martin and Arthur
A Railway ticket reading "A family Friendly Garden Railway"
A Family Friendly Model Railway

Arthur helps with ticketing, play testing and the running of our toy shop. Martin runs the railway and builds and paints the buildings along the railway.

It’s our aim to share our love of Garden Railways and offer a relaxing environment for families. Especially toddlers and young children who love trains.


"Lovely little place and staff were really helpful and friendly.

My son (aged 2.5) loved it, especially the fact that he was allowed to let his dinosaur ride the train! My little girl (aged 1.5) also loved it and enjoyed looking at the lights and climbing in the tunnels!

Food was homemade and really tasty too"



In the village of Sutton Bonington along the borders of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and near the River Soar.

Soar Valley Garden Railway,
119, Main Street,
Sutton Bonington,
LE12 5PE.


Roxanne Hodson


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