Centrally located within the gardens you will find our miniature railway. The miniature train operates at weekends and throughout school holidays, unless we encounter adverse weather conditions.

The train operates from 11am until 4pm and is £2.00 per person.

We kindly request that children under the age of 12 are accompanied by an adult whilst on the train.

The train is open at weekends only during term time then every day during Derbyshire school holidays, weather permitting.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you contact us before visiting if you are wishing to ride the train as times of operation do vary depending upon the weather.


Contact us today on: 01298 23114

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday   09.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday   09.30am - 5pm
  • *See opening times for our full opening hours  

About Us

The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful historic venue dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. Set within 23-acres of magnificent landscaped gardens and play areas the venue provides the perfect setting for fun and relaxing family days out, with great food and drink, shopping and over 100 events and festivals throughout the year.

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Pavilion Gardens St John's Road Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6BE