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Russells Garden Centre
Santa's Miniature Adventure
We look forward to seeing you!
Bridge View Light Railway (BVLR) is a new 7 1/4 inch gauge miniature railway, built and operated by a group of enthusiasts and volunteers since 2018 and located in the fabulous grounds of Russells Garden Centre, in Baginton near Coventry. We welcome you to come and have a ride on our trains, to support our community group, and to explore the grounds.
Russells Garden Centre is a uniquely family run business, offering a wide range of both traditional and specialist plants from their own stocks plus those of specialist on-site vendors. You will also find recreational activities such as the Secret Quarry Garden, Wetlands Walk, and Potting Shed Cafe.
Do come and find us soon!
We only run on specific days. Please see our Events & Open Days page for upcoming running days, special events, and online booking.
Why not book a private party and have the railway all to yourself!
If you’d like to find out more about supporting the project or volunteering with us to make this railway a reality, then please feel free to contact us or visit on an open day and say ‘hi!’ to our friendly group
Plan your day
Come and join us for a ride on our railway through part of the scenic Russells garden.
Both the railway and our gift shop, perfect for young enthusiasts, will be open to the public on standard open days and special events. Turn your visit into a day out by enjoying the other attractions at Russells Garden Centre, such as the Secret Quarry Gardens, Hedge Maze, Wetlands Walk and onsite Café.
The railway is still in development and we also operate direct off the main garden so accessibility, particularly on wet days, can be difficult.
With your help we can continue to invest in making your experience better each time you visit.
To find the railway, please use the postcode CV8 3AG (Google Maps link) in your sat-nav or route planner. We're at Russells Garden Centre, the entrance to which is by the historic bridge. Look for the brown sign!
Learn more about our not-for-profit community group, volunteering, and donating.