Toodyay Miniature Railway

The historic town of Toodyay is situated in the Wheatbelt region of the Avon Valley, 85 kilometres north-east of Perth. It is one of our favourite places for a family day trip being a one hour’s picturesque drive from the city of Perth. The Toodyay Miniature Railway is very popular with little ones. 

Toodyay Miniature Railway

Pic Credit: Visit Toodyay

If you plan your visit to Toodyay on the 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month you will find the Toodyay Miniature Railway running between 11.00am – 3.00pm at Duidgee Park which is on the banks of the River Avon. This is great fun and the girls loved it.

Miniature railway Toodyay
They have several trains which include petrol engines, electric and a coal fire steam locomotive. If you wish to ride the steam train you need to visit earlier in the day as she stops running in the final hour.  The 10 minute train ride takes you alongside the river where you will go through tunnels and over bridges.

Miniature railway Toodyay

If you keep your eyes peeled you may even spot the resident kangaroos and Shawn the Sheep! The miniature railway is operated by volunteers from the hobby club who are all very friendly and great with the kids. Next to the Miniature Railway is a skate park and playground.

Miniature railway Toodyay

The playground consists of train themed play equipment suitable for younger children plus low level monkey bars, see-saw and swings.

Miniature railway Toodyay

Close to the skate park is equipment more suited to older children with a spider net, surfboard style rocker, slide and swings.

Miniature railway Toodyay

The area also has plenty of BBQs and picnic tables so you could bring along your own snags and enjoy a sausage sizzle on the Banks of the River Avon.

Miniature railway Toodyay

Little train lovers will love a ride on the Toodyay Miniature Railway. There’s plenty of things to do in Toodyay with kids! 

Find more things to do in Toodyay here. 

About Jennie McNichol

After spending 11 years in London working in the television industry for the BBC, Jennie McNichol made the move to Perth in 2010. As the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys, she has been able to use her experience and passion for helping families to create a trusted online resource for parents across Perth.
Jennie is the proud mother of two daughters, aged 14 & 12 and is a big advocate of the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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