Audley End Miniature Railway is marking its 60th anniversary with a Father's Day celebration in memory of its founder.

Fathers and grandfathers will go free over Father's Day weekend from Saturday June 15 to Sunday June 16.

Tickets for other adults and children over 92cm tall cost £14.50, while tickets for children under 92cm cost £7.50. Children under the age of one go free.

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Families can enjoy fair rides, interesting machinery, cream teas and more over the weekend, as the railway celebrates turning 60 this summer.

Audley End Miniature Railway when it first began in 1964Audley End Miniature Railway when it first began in 1964 (Image: Audley End Miniature Railway)

Lord Braybrooke began the railway in 1964 due to his passion for steam trains, providing entertainment for visitors to Audley End House next door.

Over the past 60 years the attraction has developed from picnics under the trees and spotting teddy bears in the woods from the train to adding fairies and elves to mark special occasions.

Audley End Miniature Railway is now run by the Lord Braybrooke's eldest daughter, the Honourable Amanda Murray.


She said: "As we celebrate this enormous milestone the railway will connect our heritage with the future of our attraction.

"Our anniversary celebration across Father’s Day will welcome fathers to come for free and families to enjoy a traditional British day out."

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