Talyllyn Railway Family Day Out
A fantastic destination for a great day out
This weekend we went to one of my son’s favourite places – the Talyllyn Railway in Tywyn, Wales. With scorching temperatures pushing 30 °C we set off on the short walk from the local campsite to the railway station at Rhydyronen, but before I tell you about our wonderful day and the number of ice creams that we ate, let’s start with the basics.
What is it?
We kept the journey interesting for Charlie with observation games – ‘how many cows are in that field’, ‘can you spot a waterfall’, ‘what is that farmer doing with that tractor’ etc. The pace of life in the valley seems to mirror that of the train which gently climbs along the southern side of valley.
Abergynolwyn Play Park
The park is large enough to accommodate all of the children that were on our train plus if you follow Dad’s Top Tip below you’ll greatly increase your chances of grabbing a picnic bench and having an empty park to play on!
We had a great time in the park and even managed to get Charlie to come over to our picnic bench and eat some lunch! We rounded things off with an ice cream which Charlie struggled to eat before it melted – given how fast he usually eats them, it gives an indication of just how hot it was! The journey back to Tywyn Wharf station was a lot more relaxing as Charlie fell straight to sleep for the entire trip, although he did end up missing a low flying Hercules presumably on an RAF training run.
Tywyn Wharf Station
Money Saving Tip for the Talylln Railway