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.

PLEASE NOTE: Events for 2018 will be added over the next few months (It takes a long while to complete as some railways do not list their events until well into the new year).

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

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Cornish Industrial Weekend
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Helston Railway

May Bank Holiday
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Lavender Line
We will be running our Resident Steam Engine Bagnall 060 (Empress) and our Resident Heritage Diesel Thumper Unit 1133 (Green Goddess).

Messy Kids
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Leighton Buzzard Railway
We'll have a sand pit and much more.

Family Fun Weekend
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Falconry Flying Displays, Magic Show, Morris Dancers, Craft Stalls and lots of children's games.

A Walk in the Woods
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Middleton Railway
Some trains will be met at Middleton Park for a family-friendly walk round the Bluebell displays, giving you a chance to explore the woods and see the Bluebells with an experienced local guide.
Bring your teddy bear. There are special fare offers for children, with or without teddy bears, provided that they are accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

Middy in the War Years
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Our attempt to illustrate how even a small rural railway had an important part to play in WWII. Displays will bring together set-pieces with re-enactors, period military and other vehicles, music and dancing of the period and a flypast by a member of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (weather permitting). There will also be two locomotives in steam operating the passenger trains and demonstration goods trains.

Paw Patrol
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Come and see Chase and Marshall.

Jack the Station Cat and Edward Bear Weekend
6/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
During this event passengers will be able to meet Jack the Station Cat and win a prize by completing the mouse hunt. Sittingbourne Viaduct is transformed into Tail's End and Kemsley Down becomes Much Purring for this event.
Edward Bear also stars in a series of children's books, this time set on our Railway - you will also be able to meet him and his author.

Bank Holiday Trains
7/5/18 - : Downpatrick & County Down Railway
If you're at a loose end on a Bank Holiday Monday, then a visit to our heritage railway is the perfect way to pass the afternoon.

Cement Quarry Railway Day
7/5/18 - : Rocks by Rail (Rutland Railway Museum)

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