Damhead Railway Coleraine

Damhead railway Coleraine


During our stay on the North Coast in April, we saw an advertisement for Damhead Railway. This attraction is only open on certain days throughout the year, and having never been before I thought my two boys would enjoy it.

Damhead railway is a miniature railway featuring steam and diesel engines. On the days that it opens to the public, you can go along and enjoy a 5 minute ride on a miniature train. The train travels through the gardens, and purpose built bridge, before returning to Turnakibbock Halt where it started.

Damhead railway

Before going we weren’t sure if it was model trains, or if adults were able to have turn, or exactly what a miniature railways was! For anyone else who is as un-knowledgeable about trains as us, here is a little video I took on the day!

There is a little shop selling nik-naks and sweeties, and bathroom facilities available. They also have picnic tables, and apparently there is an indoor eating area for rainy day picnics! We were lucky to have beautiful weather, and it was lovely to sit outside and enjoy our sandwiches while the trains went past!

Of course my boys all had to have a go on the train. I’m not exactly sure who was the most excited!

damhead railway
damhead railway


It really was a great wee day out!

For further information please visit their Facebook page.


  • How cool is this! I can’t believe I didn’t know this place exists! We are off to the North Coast tomorrow for a long weekend, and you have given me an adventure idea! Trains are certainly not my thing but my boy would love it. Thanks for the idea!

    • mydaysni says:

      No problem! I think lots of things in NI are not well publicised, and I hope that by following my blog people will get some useful information at times! And also that people will give me ideas for new things to do! Have a great holiday!

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