UK & Ireland Heritage Railways

Events Diary

Heritage Railways hold over 1000 special events every year. Events for all the railways for the next few months are listed here.

(Events for 2017 will be added over the next few months. This is largely dependant on when the railways publish their events on their own websites. I hope to have checked them all before the end of January, and will then check again during February.)

For a full listing of events for any particular railway, please visit that railway's own website.

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Easter Bunnies
16/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
Free mini eggs but you will have to find them first in our Easter Egg hunt!

The Easter Eggspress
17/4/17 - : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Climb aboard at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington Station for this 'eggsellent' event which will be taking place at Winchcombe Station. On your journey, you can have a go at the FREE Easter activity booklet. Then, at Winchcombe Station, you will have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and take part in lots of fun Easter activities and win prizes.

Quarry Railway Day
17/4/17 - : Rocks by Rail (Rutland Railway Museum)

50 Years at Didcot Gala
19/4/17 - : Didcot Railway Centre
Celebrating our 50 years at Didcot Railway Centre. Gala Days feature visiting engines or other activities, signalling demonstrations and our popular Black Python Real Ale Bar.

Alice in Wonderland
21/4/17 - 22/4/17 : East Lancashire Railway
Curiouser and curiouser, set off down the rabbit hole and enter a world of surreal surprises and perplexing possibilities as Wonderland takes over Bury Transport Museum. Allow the award-winning After Dark team to guide you through this interactive family adventure, you certainly won't want to be late for this very important date.

A Day Out With Thomas
21/4/17 - 23/4/17 : Llangollen Railway
Peep! Peep! Thomas the Tank Engine is back at Llangollen Railway Station for a Day Out With Thomas. This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and enjoy trips on Thomas' friends.

Spring Steam Gala
21/4/17 - 23/4/17 : North Norfolk Railway
Our Spring Steam Gala will feature an intensive timetable with a few unusual formations in service, it will also be an opportunity to see guest engines working alongside our own home fleet.

George B's first passenger train
22/4/17 - : Bala Lake Railway
George B will be re-dedicated and pull her (his) first ever public passenger trains.

Vintage Vehicle Rally
22/4/17 - 23/4/17 : Colne Valley Railway
A wide selection of vintage vehicles will be on display. Trains of all ages also feature.

50 Years at Didcot Gala
22/4/17 - 23/4/17 : Didcot Railway Centre
Celebrating our 50 years at Didcot Railway Centre. Gala Days feature visiting engines or other activities, signalling demonstrations and our popular Black Python Real Ale Bar.

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