Frequently Asked Questions
about Little Hay Miniature Railway
Our organisation is a model engineering society NOT a commercial miniature railway. While we are pleased to welcome visitors. When our site is open, we do not guarantee that rides for members of the public will be available.
On public open days when no charge is made for entry, public running may be postponed or cancelled due to adverse weather or lack of members to operate the railway safely. Currently we do not charge for rides but will accept a donation towards the running costs.
Ticketed Events. https://www.scmes.co.uk/event-ticket You are only allowed on site with a valid ticket. These tickets can be bought direct from our website Event tickets page. Generally these events are our Bonfire and Firework night and our Santa Specials.
At NO times should you approach or cross any of the railway track unless under the supervision of a club member. Your safety and enjoyment during your visit is our main aim.
Q Are Dogs allowed on site?
A Please Note that NO DOG's other than Guide Dogs or dogs for those with special needs are allowed on our Premises.
Q. When are you open?
A. Please see the Programme on the Calendar page https://www.scmes.co.uk/calendar or check for a post on Facebook. When there are no society only events on you are welcome to visit. We are open Tuesday for maintenance and Sundays where you may take a ride. Trains generally run between 11.00 – 15.00 unless shown otherwise.
Q. Do I have to be a member to visit your site?
A. No, but you will be asked to sign our visitors book. This is to comply with our insurers requirements.
Q. How much is entry, car parking, and train rides?
A. On general open days there is no charge to visit however a donation would be appreciated.
If the Programmed event is shown as ‘Ticketed’ on the Calendar page, the purchase of tickets in advance is necessary. Tickets will not be sold on our gate. see our "Event Tickets" page,
Q. Where are you located, what is your post code?
A. Balleny Green, Little Hay Lane, Lichfield. WS14 0QB
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Q. Can my baby have a ride on the trains.
A. When the child can sit up unaided in front of you, not on your lap, then YES.
When your child is a babe in arms or in a baby pouches then NO.
Q. Will I / my children be able to have a ride?
A. On days shown as public running on the Programme of Events page train rides will be available. At other times rides may be available however this is not guaranteed and is dependent on weather and having sufficient members available to operate the railway safely.
Q. Can I bring a picnic?
A. You are welcome to bring you own food and drink. The consumption of alcohol is prohibited. We would ask that you take your rubbish home, as we have no collection service from the council.
Q. Can I bring my children?
A. Yes, but you will be responsible for their supervision at all times.
Q Can I bring my dog?
A Unfortunately we have a no dog policy. Unless they are Guide Dogs or dogs for those with special needs.
Q. What part of the site can I visit.
A. Certain parts of the site are not open to visitors and you should restrict yourselves to the station area and main field. Access to the elevated track station and the garden railway is via the tunnel or footbridge. Please be aware that vehicles and maintenance equipment may be in use on the site.
Thanks SCMES Ltd