Ryton Pools Miniature Railway is owned and operated by Coventry Model Engineering Society and is located at Ryton Pools Country Park near Bubbenhall in Warwickshire, England.

The Railway is open Sunday afternoons from 13.00 to 16.00 (weather permitting) from the first Sunday in April (or Easter if it’s in March) through until the end of September. We're also open on Bank Holidays and New Years day. We also open for special events throughout the year. For more information see our calendar.

If you'd like to ride on the railway, trains leave every 5 minutes from the station. Just turn up, buy a ticket and enjoy the ride. Everyone's welcome, under 3's must be accompanied by an adult but ride free.

If you’re booking a party event with the Ryton Pools visitor centre you can also book the railway giving your guests exclusive rides.


Passenger trains are usually hauled by electric, steam or even petrol powered locomotives, a lot depends on how busy the railway is and the weather. We aim to run several steam only services during the year, these are published on our calendar.

The pictures below show the main locomotives in use, but members occasionally bring their own locos too:

  • Slate loco
    Slate loco
  • Class 37
    Class 37
  • Alacrity
  • Sweet Pea
    Sweet Pea
  • Class 31
    Class 31

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Find us

The society is based at Ryton Pools Country Park near Coventry which is on Leamington Road (A445), near Bubbenhall (postcode CV8 3BH)


The railway is open from 13:00 till 16:00 on Sunday afternoons (weather permitting) between April 1st and September 30th 2019 with trains departing from the station approx every 5 minutes

Special events / additional running days

Date Time Occasion
Sunday 7th April 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Railway opens for 2019
Monday 22nd April 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Easter Monday
Monday 6th May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Early Bank Holiday Monday
Monday 27th May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Spring Bank Holiday
Sunday 9th June 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Steam special *
Sunday 14th July 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Steam special *
Sunday 11th August 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Steam special *
Monday 27th August 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Summer Bank Holiday
Sunday 29th September 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Railway closes for 2019
Wednesday 1st January 2020 12:00 - 15:00 New Year's day special

If you would like more information please contact us. Please note the railway can only operate if the weather conditions allow

Contact Us

You can contact us via email info@coventrymes.co.uk

You can also write to us at the following address:

c/o Visitors Centre
Ryton Pools Country Park
Ryton Road


If you would like to help run Ryton Pools Miniature Railway you can join the Coventry Model Engineering Society

You don't have to be an engineer or even into engineering and you don't need previous knowledge or experience. You'll be shown how to do everything you need to help run the railway. The jobs are varied and appropriate for all ages, skills and abilities. You're never too young or too old to help run a railway.


When you book one of the organised party events at Ryton Pools you can also add a ride on the railway to the party

This give your guests unlimited rides on the railway for about half an hour before or after your party

Note: due to track maintenance and a commitment to public running this option is subject to availability – please check at the visitors centre.