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Discover Your Sense of Adventure this October Half-term
DATE: 22-30 October 2016  |  Exclusive

There’s always something new at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes and this October half-term sees the first phase of Peter’s Railway Zone.

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Model Making Course, Session 1
DATE: 26 November 2016  |  Exclusive

This winter there is another chance to pick up some model making practical skills, along with hints and tips.

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Wonderful World of Trains & Planes has everything for a great family day out.

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This week at The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

We are open every day this week for half-term, 10am to 5pm

New for October is Peter's Railway, plus children's model making on Monday and Thursday and Halloween fun next weekend.

Come and enjoy a unique family experience

in the heart of Birmingham

Family Days Out

Everything needed for a fun family day out is here; children will love hands on experiences like Little Train Driver's World, whilst adults will enjoy taking to the skies and the many model railway layouts.

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School Trips

Bringing history to life, Wonderful World of Trains & Planes will excite and educate your classes and create a memorable learning experience. Contact us for more details and work sheet ideas.

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Group Bookings

We can cater for all ages and include talks and activities. Ideal for scout groups, community groups or senior's groups. Contact us for more details and special group rates.

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All floors are easily accessible by a lift at the front of the building. Walkways can accomodate wheelchairs and there is a disabled toilet on the ground floor.

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Opening Times

Details of our opening times over the next couple of months. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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All our competitions are FREE to enter and every month we aim to bring you something different.

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Fun Facts

about the Wonderful World of Trains & Planes


models made


miles of wiring


Hours Making...and counting


Metres of Track

Discover a sense of adventure

An exciting family attraction where you can travel the world

Come and visit the newest, most exciting family attraction in St Paul's Square, just a 15 minute walk from Birmingham's New Street Station, where you can journey by train from the UK to Scotland, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Canada.

Let's start by saying, you do not have to be a model train enthusiast to enjoy what we have to offer. The appeal to families is the hands on experiences for children and fun areas, where everyone can have a go at flying a plane, racing a car or driving a train.

New for Summer 2016 are Train Simulators and Peter's Railway. Set to launch late July the four train simulators will give you the experience of driving in the cab of a diesel or electric train. There will be a different train and scenery in each bay, to take you on your own train adventure.

Peter's Railway is a lovely set of childrens stories, by author Chris Vine, about a boy and his Grandpa and their adventures with a garden railway. What makes these books stand out is the mix of stories and science. We are bringing the science to life in a Peter's Railway Zone with information and hands on activities. 

Whilst we cater for families model railway enthusiasts are not forgotten. Our 00 gauge and N gauge model railway layouts are set out over three floors, each one offering something different. Black Bear Lake, for example, is our take on the Canadian Rockies, with tree lined mountains and a large lake, but we have taken modelling a little further and added a cloudy sky, which changes as the sun comes out. What brings these models to life is the scenes that are played out, like the ladies with the broken bicycle in Holland or the bank robbery in 1960s England with the trusty van of bank robbers, the Ford Transit.

It's not all about trains though, you can take to the skies on a flight simulator, take a look at Air Traffic Control or race family and friends on one of two Scalextric tracks, plus we have a vast selection of model planes and a Scalextric archive.


On the ground floor is a welcoming cafe with freshly made hot and cold sandwiches,paninis, a special children’s menu, alongside a variety of delicious cakes, ice creams and snacks. We also have a fully-stocked model shop where you can buy all you need for your own model railway – rolling stock, scenic products and track. We also stock plastic and card kits, paints, Airfix, Scalextric and much more.

So come and visit us today and discover where your sense of adventure will take you.

Get the most out of your day

explore our facilities

Model Shop

The model shop has something for everyone, whether you’re starting out or an experienced modeller.

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Coffee Shop

After a fun-filled visit, there’s only one place left to visit and that’s our comfortable coffee shop.

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How to get there

How to get to Wonderful World of Trains & Planes by train, tram or car. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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