The club is open for members of the public to visit us, on one Sunday in each month, this is normally the second Sunday of each month, from 1pm until about 4pm. Please look at our Calendar for the dates when we are open to members of the public.
During the public running afternoon, we aim to provide miniature train rides on the ground level and raised tracks, potentially with both live steam and battery powered locomotives, but this is dependent upon availability of members to provide and run locomotives, and, of course, the weather.
Members may also provide and run Gauge 1 size trains for visitors to view on the table top track.
Children are welcome to ride on the trains, but we ask that small children are accompanied by and adult, and all children must be sat on the carriage seat (and not carried by an adult).
For your safety, when riding on the trains, we ask visitors to sit still, keep their hands and arms in and their feet on the foot boards.
Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken around the club, and may be uploaded onto our website or Youtube, showing your family enjoying yourselves at our Club. Should you rather this not be done, please inform one of the Club’s Committee Members on your arrival, and we will ensure that your family do not appear in any of the images.
There is a grassed area in the centre of the tracks where you are welcome to have a picnic, and light refreshments and toilet facilities are available in the clubhouse.
Well behaved dogs are allowed on the grassed area but must be controlled on a short lead at all times and must not upset other visitors.
Please note that there is no capacity on site for visitor parking, and there is limited parking available in local roads. Please park considerately if you park in the locality. At the time of writing, there is free parking available in Sutton Common Park, SM3 9EN (the entrance is in Sutton Common Road, opposite Gillian Park Road) and is a short walk away from the club, however, please make yourself aware of the parking requirements posted on notice boards in the car park and be aware that the park (and car park) is locked up at dusk, so you will need to ensure that your car is removed from the car park before then. Alternatively, bus route 80 from Sutton or Morden and 93 from Cheam or Morden stop at the crossroads at Stonecot Hill, Sutton, by ASDA, and we are a very short walk from there.
You can find us by walking down the side alley beside – 1 Chatham Close, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 9JF.
We do not charge admission fees for entry or train rides, but kindly ask that visitors provide a small donation to the club to assist with the running costs of the engines and general maintenance of the site. We have the facility to accept donations electronically via a debit / credit card or alternatively we accept cash.
Please enjoy yourselves with us and feel free to comment on things that you enjoyed, and any aspects that you feel we could do better; your views will be very much appreciated.