ABOUT THE PARK
A journey back in time
The Blue Train Park has been in operation for more than 60 years. The property is approx 10,000m2, less than 25m from the Atlantic Ocean with a backdrop of Lions head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain. Now an iconic feature to Cape Town’s beautiful seaside landscape, this park with its miniature blue train captures the youthful fantasies of both young and old.
Besides our famous “Old Lady” Mini Blue Train, the park also has a Mini-Skate park including a 6m half pipe, dirt bike track, cement push bike track, Pedal Push Carts, a 30m zip-line, 2x 8m long slide, see-saws, climbing rock, two Jungle gyms, obstacle course, an astro turf soccer pitch and a bunch of other wonderful play features. 10,000m2 of outdoor seafront front play area for kids to run wild. There is also a small kiosk offering a selection of ice creams, chips, cold drinks, sweets & other yummy treats.
Did you know…
The Blue Train officially started its journey some 62 years ago on 19
December 1956. Johnny Peters was the first train driver & operated the
train for some 30 years, eventually retiring in 1987.
The Blue Train is the only beachfront miniature railway that has survived in South Africa and which is still running. A single train ride in 1956 cost six pence! Mr Peters is also known for once giving a naughty boy a hiding for putting stones onto the track, just to find out later it was Pieter, the son of the late President John Vorster. The train and park has always had a strong affiliation with charity and back then it served as an important fundraiser for Round table No. 9 community projects. Today the Rotary Club of Sea Point is the main beneficiary
General Park access is R35 pp
(incl 1 Free Train Ride).
Kids under 1 do not pay
Location of the park
The Light House, Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Summer: Tue – Sun: 9:30am – 6:30pm
Winter: Tue – Thur: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Fri-Sun: 9:30am – 6:30pm
*Open School & Public Holidays
Closed 25/12 & 01/01