Ruislip Lido Railway



The pleasant journey takes you around the lake at Ruislip Lido, with the line weaving its way through the ancient Ruislip Woods. There are two main stations on the line where passengers can start and finish their journey. Woody Bay station is beside the beach & children’s splash pad, and it is the oldest terminus on the line. The other station is Willow Lawn station, located next to the car park and nearby the ‘Waters Edge’ pub & carvery. At Willow Lawn station, passengers can observe the locomotive being turned on the turntable, before the train heads back to Woody Bay.

All our trains are wheelchair, pushchair and buggy friendly. The service is normally operated by one of our large diesel locomotives. On weekends and Bank Holidays, our steam locomotive 'Mad Bess', which is a half scale version of the Ffestiniog Railway locomotive 'Blanche', may pull the train.

Latest News (most recent at the top)


I am delighted to announce that for the second year in a row, the Ruislip Lido Railway has been awarded the annual TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award. The ‘Certificate of Excellence’ accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Thank you for all your kind reviews.

Matthew Streeton
RLR Marketing Manager

2016 Events


Head over to our 'Events' page to find out about our upcoming special events:

Open Day: Sunday 8th May

Teddy Bears Picnic: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May

Santa Specials: Sunday 4th, Sunday 11th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December

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