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.
Small Loco Fest
13/5/17 - : Nene Valley Railway
Join the NVR and our Small Locomotive Group in a celebration of Small Locomotives. All locos will be hauling a mix of passenger and freight turns over the weekend!
Family Fun Weekend with Paddington
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Avon Valley Railway
Join Paddington for a weekend of family fun at the Avon Valley Railway. Enjoy childrens' fairground rides, craft activities, story-telling face-painting, Punch & Judy as well as rides on our steam trains! Paddington himself will also be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the weekend.
Branch Line Weekend
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Bluebell Railway
Day out with Thomas
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Boness & Kinneil Railway
Engines with friendly faces, children's entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions.
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Entering it's fifth season, our popular Heritage Railcar Gala which celebrates the unsung heroes of British Railways is back with an intense timetable on the Duffield line and an evening special on the Saturday too!
Cotswold Bricks and Trains Weekend
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
A chance for new and old fans of those small plastic bricks to be suitably excited and enthralled with the displays. Yes, a LEGO exhibition is coming to the GWSR; Be enthralled by the expertise of Southern Lego Train Club's members, who will be providing the displays. There will also be demonstrations and a chance for our smaller visitors to have a go at building their own brick structures.
Day Out With Thomas
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Kirklees Light Railway
Meet Thomas, Percy, Mavis and the Fat Controller and many other attractions to keep the kids entertained
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Llangollen Railway
A steam-filled historical experience for all the family to enjoy and savour. Whilst it is not essential, the Llangollen Railway invites our visitors to consider entering into the spirit of the occasion by wearing a suitable Victorian attire.
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
Celebrate times past, real ales, marquee attractions. All our resident locos in steam.
Stanhope Steam Gala
13/5/17 - 14/5/17 : Moseley Railway Trust