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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Teddy Bears' Bank Holiday
28/5/17 - 29/5/17 : Leighton Buzzard Railway
Fun with bears, and accompanied children who bring their bears for a ride will travel free.

Nanty Narkin Steam Punk Weekend
28/5/17 - 29/5/17 : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Plus visiting Loco 'Wissington'.

Dad's Army Live!
28/5/17 - 29/5/17 : North Norfolk Railway
Don't Panic, it's Dad's Army Live! This family friendly weekend is sure to get you giggling. Re-live some of the best moments from the hit BBC comedy with live action from our friends at the Thetford Dad's Army Museum.

Bank Holiday Running
28/5/17 - 30/5/17 : Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Big Ted will be waiting to greet you - why not bring your Teddy to say 'Hello!' There will be a small packed lunch for every child to share with their Teddy.

Annual Bus Rally
29/5/17 - : Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Come to us by train and bus! There will be a Heritage bus link to/from Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station.

Bank Holiday Trains
29/5/17 - : Downpatrick & County Down Railway
If you're at a loose end on a Bank Holiday Monday, then a visit to our heritage railway is the prefect way to pass the afternoon.

Tractor Ted Day at the Railway
29/5/17 - : East Somerset Railway
Enjoy the steam train ride, then come and meet Tractor Ted and the animals. We have tractors to look at and ball scooping with mini diggers in the digger den. Ride every train and the miniature railway, watch Tractor Ted's real action films. Have your face painted and join in the activities in our Activity Tent.

Real Ale Festival
29/5/17 - 1/5/17 : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Relax in the ambience of Havenstreet Station with a pint of your favourite tipple as you watch the trains go by! Our 12th Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival features a wide range of beers sourced from featured brewers all over the country, including beers brewed on the Isle of Wight.

Steam with Colin
31/5/17 - : Colne Valley Railway
Two trains operating, one steam and one diesel railcar. Reduced child entry if bringing a bear to see Colin, the Railway's own Bear. Children can take part in Colin's Treasure Hunt.

Family Day - DRESS AS A SUPERHERO at the Railway
31/5/17 - : East Somerset Railway
Kids, (and adults too if you want to), it is time to put on your best cape, mask, cowl or spandex and celebrate the characters that inspire us all to be better than we can ever imagine (and of course get to use those awesome superpowers!) If kids come dressed up as their favourite Superhero they get a FREE ice-cream!

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