Welcome to Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway Website. GPMR is a 7¼” gauge railway located only a few minutes walk from Chester’s historic city centre.
The railway, built in 1996 to commemorate the centenary of the Duke of Westminster’s railway at nearby Eaton Hall, is popular with young and old alike and has become one of Chester’s top tourist attractions.
We operate steam and diesel hauled trains, on a ¼ mile circuit around the lake in Chester’s Grosvenor Park.
Small children can ride in our static electric Thomas ride. It is 50p for one ride or £1 for three. Over the last six years it has proved to be a popular item.
Children’s Self Drive Tram
NEW IN AUGUST 2011 we now have a new ride for the younger children a Drive Your Own “Trevor The Tram” it is £1 for two rides up and down its track and can take two children at a time, it is proving to be very popular with the kids and you should see the look on their faces when they are driving it themselves. Just look at the picture of Andrew & Lewis. Children up to the age of Ten can drive the Tram up and down a short length of track.
Why not have a birthday party for your little ones birthday. You can hire the miniature railway for an hour for as little as £40. You have exclusive use of the train for the hour and can have as many rides as you can fit in during that time. Now you can also hire Trevor The Tram for an extra £10 for 25 rides up and down, share them between the party goers for more fun. Contact us on the number above or call at the railway for details.
New Play Area Open / Park Redevelopment
The Grosvenor Park refurbishment project is nearly finished. The new play area adjacent to our track is finished and open to the public. It is really good and lots of people are using it with plenty to do for all ages up to about 14 years old. The pond area has been re-landscaped with new disabled accessible pathways, soft edges and new planting.
The new visitor centre and toilets are now finished and should be open shortly as well as the new cafe which will be situated in the lodge by the main gates.
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway is operated by Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway Ltd in association with Chester City Council.