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)

RLR Open Day returns this weekend

Just a quick reminder that this Sunday the 8th May sees the return of our popular railway Open Day.

The first trains will depart from Willow Lawn Station at 11:00, 11:40 & 12:25 and from Woody Bay Station at 11:20 & 12:00. Trains will then depart from both stations every 25 mins throughout the day until the last train at 17:00.

Full details of this event can be found on our Events page and dont forget that the Ruislip Woods Festival is also taking place at Willow Lawn so there is plenty to see and do at both ends of the line!

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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