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.
Real Ale Festival
20/7/18 - 22/7/18 : Epping Ongar Railway
The event has grown over the years and we expect this trend to continue - expect more beers, lots of trains and more fun in 2018! Our bars will be open from 12.00 each day with late closing on Friday and Saturday. As well as the main marquee we plan to have bars onboard the trains which will continue to run until closing time.
Summer Volunteer Recruitment Day
21/7/18 - : Churnet Valley Railway
Real Ale Train
21/7/18 - : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Join us for a convivial and most agreeable evening as the train takes you to the ale! Board the train at Havenstreet or Wootton for a tour of the line with stops at Wootton, Havenstreet and Ashey stations for a glass or two at each.
Foxfield Summer Gala
21/7/18 - 22/7/18 : Foxfield Railway
Featuring the regular demonstration coal trains on the 1 in 19 of Foxfield Bank and passenger services between Blythe Bridge Caverswall Road and Dilhorne Park stations, alternating between the standard service set and the restored 1880s North Staffordshire Railway heritage train.
Mountsorrel Running Weekend
21/7/18 - 22/7/18 : Great Central Railway
We're running trains on the Mountsorrel Branch during this weekend.
Steam, Comic and Culture Festival
21/7/18 - 22/7/18 : Leighton Buzzard Railway
Take the Slow Train to the Edge of Forever. Come to Leighton Buzzard Railway to meet your favourite film and comic characters from Star Wars and others.
Dereham Carnival & Classic Car Day
22/7/18 - : Mid-Norfolk Railway
Family Day - Dress as a Pirate or Princess
25/7/18 - : East Somerset Railway
Put on your eye-patch, blacken your teeth and grab your cutlass and join us for our Pirate Day. Bring your aspiring little buccaneers along and enjoy the fun.
If swashbuckling high adventure is not your thing then maybe something a little more regal is in order, don a beautiful princess dress and your best crown and sing your favourite princess song!
If kids come dressed up as their favourite pirate or princess they get a FREE ice-cream!
26/7/18 - : East Lancashire Railway
It's the first day of term at the Wizard Academy, and a sect of sinister sorcerers have made off with one of the school's most important magical artefacts. Join an enchanting cast of characters on a quest to get it back, and learn all of the skills to be an award-winning witch or wizard along the way!
Teddy Bears Picnic
26/7/18 - : Talyllyn Railway
Children, their teddies and their families can take any of our first 3 trains to be at Abergynolwyn Station in time for a fun-filled teddy bears picnic! Children's activities and entertainment will take place at Abergynolwyn Station. The day will be full of large-scale entertainment for your children to participate in.