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: Events for 2018 will be added over the next few months (It takes a long while to complete as some railways do not list their events until well into the new year).

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

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Day Out with Thomas
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : East Lancashire Railway
Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, at the East Lancashire Railway for a train ride unlike any other.

Peppa Pig
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Embsay Steam Railway
Peppa Pig will be making regular appearances at Bolton Abbey Station.

Peppa & George
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Great Central Railway
Peppa & George are coming back to the railway! There's lots of fun for all the family with steam train trips, fun fair rides and why not get your face painted - oink oink. There will be photo opportunities, so don't forget to bring your camera!

Welsh Food Festival
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Gwili Railway
We cordially invite you to our new event the Gwili Welsh Food Festival. Over the bank holiday weekend we will be featuring the best food and drink suppliers from Wales. Plus a FREE Gwili gift bag for every visitor to carry their produce home.

Real Ale Festival
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : 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! The 13th Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival features beers sourced from brewers all over the country, including many brewed on the Isle of Wight.

Tornado 10
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Nene Valley Railway
Celebrate 'Tornado 10' at the NVR, as we celebrate the locomotives 10th Birthday 2008-2018. The iconic record breaking locomotive being the first locomotive to reach 100mph in 50 years in 2017, and is to feature on the big screen in Paddington 2.
Plus meet Paddington at intervals (on Sunday 6 May only)

Day Out With Thomas
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : North Norfolk Railway

Behind the Scenes 2018
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Explore 'Behind the Scenes' and take a sneaky peek at the areas we usually have closed. This event will showcase all the work that goes into keeping the wheels turning. Check out the engine sheds at Grosmont, learn about the infrastructure and bridges at Goathland, and much more. Interested in volunteering at the railway? A volunteer ambassador will be at each station over the event to discuss what volunteering involves and how you can join the team!

Teddy Bear Weekend
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Northampton & Lamport Railway
If you go down to the railway today you're sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the railway today, you'd better go in disguise. Every Teddy Bear who's been good, is sure of a treat today. There are lots of marvelous things to see and wonderful train to ride. Any child with a Teddy Bear GOES FREE! Join in with the Teddy Bear competition.

Welcoming Whillan Beck
5/5/18 - 7/5/18 : Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
A new addition to the Railway family courtesy of the R&ER Preservation Society. Various activities over this weekend including an inaugural return trip. Built in 1929 by Krauss of Munich for the Ibero-American Exposition, Seville, our 'Train From Spain' had not steamed since 1932! Bought and restored by R&ER Preservation Society, Whillan Beck will now be part of running services during the 2018 season.

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