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.

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.

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October Thomas Half Term Specials
21/10/17 - 22/10/17 : Nene Valley Railway
Join Thomas on his Half Term Specials as he pulls the train through the tunnel to Yarwell and back, then enjoy a little nostalgia with a trip along the picturesque Nene Valley from the comfort of our carriages, pulled behind a Steam Locomotive.

Spooky Express
21/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Bure Valley Railway
A children's quiz to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whilstlestop Cafe add to this themed event. Also, the Railway's resident Bear will be dressed up for the occasion to welcome each train at Aylsham Station. To make this truly a children's event, we are giving free travel to every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

Halloween Special
21/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Devon Railway Centre
Explore the pumpkin trail and discover the Halloween treasure! Free Halloween gift for all children age 3 and over.

Wizards and Spooks Trains
21/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Midland Railway - Butterley
Halloween at the Midland Railway - Butterley is a very 'spooktacular' affair. Wizards & Spooks trains operate throughout the nine day period of the Derbyshire schools autumn half term holiday.

Halloween Week
21/10/17 - 29/10/17 : North Norfolk Railway
Spooky goings-on at the North Norfolk Railway this Halloween!

Oktoberfest at the Railway
21/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
A full week jam packed with Oktoberfest fun! Experience German foods in our Cafes and view our visiting engines.

Sulzer Running Day
22/10/17 - : Great Central Railway Nottingham
Showcasing our fleet of Sulzer Locomotives operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake)

Princesses & Pirates Dress-Up Day
22/10/17 - : Leighton Buzzard Railway
Free travel for accompanied children who have dressed for the occasion.

October Half Term
22/10/17 - 30/10/17 : Gwili Railway
With the nights drawing in and the weather uncertain, it can be difficult to plan days out for half term. Here at the Gwili Railway we have something for all ages and all weather.

23/10/17 - : Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
Llanfair Caereinion station will be spookily decorated and the last train will return to Llanfair in eerie dusk. Come in costume, as there will prizes for the most imaginative.

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