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.

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

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Grandparents Weekend
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : Avon Valley Railway
Grandparents travel for half price when accompanied by at least one paying child. Bring them along for a fun day out!

Diesel Weekend
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
A weekend of Diesel haulage from our fleet of British Rail Class 08 shunting locomotives.

Day Out With Thomas
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : East Anglian Railway Museum
Admission will include unlimited steam train rides on at least four character trains. Thomas, Daisy, Toby and Henrietta and the Troublesome Trucks with Toad will all be here.

Beer Festival
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : East Kent Railway

Family Fun Weekend
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : East Lancashire Railway
Join the East Lancashire Railway for a special Family Fun activity day!

The Way We Were 1930s - 1950s
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : East Somerset Railway
Rural Britain going back to the 1930s and beyond; this is intended to be a celebration of rural life surrounding a county station and will include attractions such as vintage agricultural equipment, war time vehicles, displays, stalls etc. We will have people dressed in period costume, a singer giving you the feel of the era with songs like She'll be coming round the mountain and the white cliffs of Dover.

1950s Bank Holiday Weekend
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Sample what life was like in the 1950s when some of our trains were new! This special event has displays, period menus in the Pullman Buffet and music to entertain you. There will also be our popular Murder Mystery Evening Land Cruise on the Saturday evening.

National Festival Circus
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : Embsay Steam Railway
Roll up! Roll up! Get your tickets here! We've got the National Festival Circus coming to Bolton Abbey Station over the August Bank Holiday. What a great fun-packed event for all the family!

Vintage Train
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : Midland Railway - Butterley
Step back in time and experience travel as it would have been over 100 years ago as the restored vintage carriages are brought out of the museum to operate train services for visitors. In 2017 a newly restored carriage will take to the tracks for the first time, after 15 years of hard work! Volunteers will be on the trains in period costume to add to the atmosphere and answer your questions. Visitors in Victorian costume travel at half price.

Branchline Weekend
26/8/17 - 28/8/17 : Northampton & Lamport Railway
Featuring GWR 1450 & BR Class 47 47205, and 3 days packed full of both passenger and freight services, it promises to be quite a weekend! So come down for a ride, or simply sit on the platform with a refreshing drink from our Platform 3 Buffet and watch our re-creation of the history of the line as a freight train goes by.

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