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.

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

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August Day Out With Thomas
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : East Anglian Railway Museum
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodor's Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.

Beer & Diesel Gala
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : East Kent Railway

The Way We Were
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : East Somerset Railway
Throughout this lovely weekend we celebrate rural life surrounding a county station in the 1930's - 1950's. Attractions include vintage and war time vehicles, displays and stalls. There will be people dressed in period costume, with a singer giving you the feel of the time performing songs like 'The White Cliffs of Dover'. A truly lovely experience taking you back to a Great British era.

1950s Bank Holiday Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Sample what life was like in the 1950s with displays, music, steam trains and more to entertain you.

National Festival Circus
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Embsay Steam Railway
Roll up! Roll up! Get your tickets here! We've got the National Festival Circus coming to Bolton Abbey Station over the August Bank Holiday. What a great fun-packed event for all the family!

Victorian Train Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Midland Railway - Butterley
Step back in time and experience travel as it would have been over 100 years ago, as the restored vintage carriages are brought out of the museum to operate train services for visitors. Midland Railway Trust volunteers will be on the vintage trains in period costume to add to the atmosphere and answer your questions and for children there's a special vintage themed I-Spy competition.

Tugs Big Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Midland Railway - Butterley
Take a trip down memory lane this weekend and view all 18 character models from the classic children's TV Series 'TUGS'. Visit the Star Tugs Exhibition at Butterley Station and find out all about the history of the TV Series.

August Bank Holiday Branch Line Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Nene Valley Railway
Take a Steam hauled trip behind a steam locomotive from Wansford to Peterborough via Yarwell Junction. Change trains at Wansford, Overton and Orton Mere for a trip to Fletton Junction in our Swedish Railcar.

Bank Holiday Mr Ribble's Friendly Engines Gala Party
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Ribble Steam Railway

Everything Goes - August
26/8/18 - : Bressingham Steam & Gardens

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