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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Kids For A Quid
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Swindon & Cricklade Railway

Spring Fling
29/4/17 - 1/5/17 : The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway
Fling off the winter blues and get out into the Hills for our Spring Fling. Locos will be turned out of the sheds, after a spring clean.

Steam Gala and Model Railway Exhibition
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
With up to six locomotives in steam - including a visiting loco; brake van rides, 'Driver for a Tenner', and much more, there will be plenty to sample in the atmosphere of the steam age, with rides behind steam locomotives (including some vintage coaches), and the continuous movement of engines and rolling stock.

May Bank Holiday Fun Days
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : East Anglian Railway Museum
Join us over the May bank holiday for diesel train rides, bouncy castle, Scalextric layouts, live music and a treasure hunt. There’s plenty of room for the kids to explore, operate our signal box and follow the trail of Milo Mouse.

Edward the Bear Specials
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Great Central Railway Nottingham
2 days of mixed heritage steam & diesel running along with a chance to meet GCRN's very own Edward the Bear on all services. He will be giving all children on the train a sweet treat. We will also running vehicles from our heritage bus collection providing a circular link from Ruddington to Rushcliffe halt on the Sunday and also on other local routes if possible.

Anything Goes
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Leighton Buzzard Railway
If it can move, it very probably will move.

Family Fun Day
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
Plus visiting Loco 'Wissington'.

Middy in the War Years
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
Come and see displays, memorabilia, weapons and vehicles from the time of the Second World War. Reenactors will add to the atmosphere of a country railway station during the war at a time when lines like the 'Middy' were vital for serving nearby airfields and helping the public go about their everyday life as normally as they could.

Mixed Traction Weekend
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Something for everyone with a mix of diesel and steam over the weekend.

Jack the Station Cat and Edward Bear Weekend
30/4/17 - 1/5/17 : Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
During this event passengers will be able to meet Jack the Station Cat and win a prize by completing the mouse hunt.
Edward Bear also stars in a series of children's books, this time set on our Railway - you will also be able to meet him and his author.

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