Heritage Railways hold over 1000 special events every year. Events for all the railways for the next few months are listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: Nearly all railways hold Santa Events on every weekend in December, so I don't list those here as it would just fill the Diary and make it hard to find any other event types during the Christmas period.
For a full listing of events for any particular railway, please visit that railway's own website.
Autumn Steam Gala
15/10/17 - : Rocks by Rail (Rutland Railway Museum)
Colliery Railways Day
15/10/17 - : Tanfield Railway
Take in the sights, sounds and smells of our demonstration coal train amid the wonderful autumn shades. Our regular passenger train is also in service.
Beer & Music Festival
19/10/17 - 22/10/17 : Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
We will again be tickling the taste buds with approximately 150 beers from all over the country to choose from. Cider and wine drinkers will also be able to have their thirst quenched. Add in over 20 music performances from Friday to Sunday and the stage is set for another excellent Beer and Music Festival.
20/10/17 - 22/10/17 : Mid-Hants Railway
A long weekend of heritage diesel traction.
7th CAMRA Real Ale & Cide Festival and Autumn Diesel Gala
20/10/17 - 22/10/17 : Spa Valley Railway
With 125+ Real Ales, 20+ Green Hop Beers, Key-Keg/Cask Beers, Belgian Beers & 30+ Ciders, this is the event you do not want to miss! The main festival takes place in our Victorian Engine Shed at Tunbridge Wells West where you can enjoy a pint or two throughout the day in between train rides.
21/10/17 - : Elsecar Heritage Railway
Our annual event which allows professional and amateur photographers to get up and personal with our engines, with opportunities to get static and dynamic shots.
Anything Goes Gala
21/10/17 - 22/10/17 : Battlefield Line Railway
21/10/17 - 22/10/17 : Boness & Kinneil Railway
Come and join us for an unforgettable weekend featuring a variety of steam locomotives.
Cotswolds Food & Drink Fayre
21/10/17 - 22/10/17 : Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Last year we had more than 30 exhibitors over the two days, many giving away samples as well as selling their locally produced artisan food and drink products. They were impressed by the large numbers of visitors who enjoyed spending money on the tasty and innovative items and all the exhibitors want to return in 2017.
Day Out With Thomas
21/10/17 - 22/10/17 : 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.