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.

(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.

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24/3/17 - 26/3/17 : STEAM: Museum of the GWR - Swindon
Let this lively mix of music, art and trade stands liven your life right up! During the festival weekend, your senses will be turned upside down with a jam-packed programme of performances and surprises galore!

Peppa Pig's Visit
25/3/17 - : Llangollen Railway
Come and see Peppa Pig, who will be making personal appearances at various intervals throughout the day.

Spring Teddy Bears Weekend
25/3/17 - 26/3/17 : Midland Railway - Butterley
You will be greeted by the larger than life Butterley Bear and there will be special Teddy Bears displays around the railway, featuring about 200 bears of all shapes and sizes. There is a themed children's competition and as a special offer, any child brought in by their own Teddy Bear will be able to travel free of charge.

Peppa Pig at the Railway
25/3/17 - 26/3/17 : Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Purchase a Ride All Day special event ticket and hop on one of our trains to the activity marquee at Dalegarth. Here you can see Peppa Pig and enjoy some entertainment. There will be photo opportunities so don't forget your camera!

Diesel Weekend
25/3/17 - 26/3/17 : Ribble Steam Railway

Mothers Day Trains
26/3/17 - : Battlefield Line Railway
Surprise your mum to a train ride on Mothering Sunday. Accompanied mothers receive a small gift when traveling on any train during the day. Or why not enjoy a cream tea while traveling along on your steam hauled journey through the Leicestershire countryside.

Mothers Day Steam & Cream
26/3/17 - : Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Treat your mum this Mother's day to a scrumptious cream tea on board our 1950s steam train.

Mothering Sunday
26/3/17 - : Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Mum travels FREE with any accompanied ticket holder and she receives a flower posy too. Sunday Cream Teas will also be available for the perfect treat.

Sentinel Gala
26/3/17 - : Elsecar Heritage Railway
To celebrate Sentinel 9959 - William being back in service, on the rails, we are throwing him a party on our Sentinel Gala Day. William will be joined in steam by stable-mate Gervase. Gervase started life as a Manning Wardle locomotive in 1900 and was converted by Sentinel to a Vertical Boiler locomotive in 1928.

Mothers Day Specials
26/3/17 - : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Each mum taking a steam train ride will receive a special gift of spring flowers to make her feel really special!

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