If you’re a fan of trains or if you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, then taking them on a steam train ride at Toowoomba Live Steamers might just be what you’re looking for. The 900m railway track is a huge hit for kids and adults alike. The staff and train drivers are locomotive enthusiasts and love informing the passengers of all the history and nuances of these steamy miniature relics of the past.

Less than a 10 min drive, south on the A3, from our office which is located in down town Toowoomba city, it’s a very convenient place to take the whole family.

If you’re a fan of trains or if you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, then taking them on a steam train ride at Toowoomba Live Steamers might just be what you’re looking for. The 900m railway track is a huge hit for kids and adults alike. The staff and train drivers are locomotive enthusiasts and love informing the passengers of all the history and nuances of these steamy miniature relics of the past.

If you’re interested in taking joy rides on authentic vehicles of yesteryear you should also check out Highfields Pioneer Village which also has a miniature train and a 1924 Model T Ford bus which are open to the public on the last Sunday of each month. Get the details here.

 

Location

Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc. was founded in 1973 and has operated a miniature railway in the city since 1996. Originally Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc. operated out of Willow Springs Adventure Park (Currently Springs Garden World), then at Kearney Springs Historical Park before finally moving to its present-day location at Lemway Park. Their address is 11 Lemway Ave, Kearneys Spring QLD 4350.

 

Opening Days and Hours

Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc. miniature railway is only open to the public once a month. Every third Sunday of each month the railway is open to the public for joyrides from 11am through till 4pm. Tarin rides may be cancelled in the event of unfavourable weather conditions. If in doubt, contact Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc. beforehand.

Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc ticket prices start at $2 per person

Ticket prices

At the time of writing, single ticket prices start at $2 per person. The cost is the same for children, adults, and concession card holders. They also have multi ride passes available for purchase. a ten ride multi pass will set you back $18 and a twenty-five ride multi pass costs $40, however these multi pass tickets can be used on any public running day and are transferable to multiple passengers. So, they’re a great option to pass around to friends and family or for those who want a monthly miniature steam train ride.

Private Charters

If you’re looking for a fun, and unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Why not book the Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc. miniature railway. It’s a great stress-free way to keep all the kids, and adults entertained. Perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings, Christmas parties, and more. Bookings are available most days of the year excluding public holidays and public running days (every third Sunday of the month). Private charter bookings costs are $250 which provides unlimited passenger rides for the duration of the booking. Booking duration is up to three hours between 10am and 3pm.

 

Safety

It’s a health and safety requirement that all passengers of the miniature steam train wear fully enclosed footwear. Passengers who are not wearing fully enclosed footwear will not be permitted to ride on the train.

Lemway Park is a great place for a bbq or picnic

Nearby facilities

After enjoying some time riding the miniature steam train you might also like to check out the rest of Lemway Park. Which has large expansive grassy areas and little lakes interspersed throughout the park there are also BBQ and toilet facilities located within the park making it an excellent place to have a picnic lunch after your miniature railway adventure.

 

A fun family day out

Riding the miniature steam train at Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc. is a fantastic way for families to spend the day. Not only is the miniature railway a massive hit amongst the kids but Lemway Park is also a lovely environment for a BBQ or picnic lunch after riding on the train. If you’re looking for family fun in Toowoomba then Toowoomba Live Steamers Inc should be on your list!

If you’re into a family friendly park that your kids will love check out Peacehaven Botanic Park which is the feature of our next article in the Points of Interest Around Toowoomba blog series.

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