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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National Festival Circus
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : 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!

Tugs Big Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Midland Railway - Butterley
Take a trip down memory lane this weekend and view all 18 character models from the classic children's TV Series 'TUGS'. Visit the Star Tugs Exhibition at Butterley Station and find out all about the history of the TV Series.

Victorian Train Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : 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. Midland Railway Trust volunteers will be on the vintage trains in period costume to add to the atmosphere and answer your questions and for children there's a special vintage themed I-Spy competition.

August Bank Holiday Branch Line Weekend
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Nene Valley Railway
Take a Steam hauled trip behind a steam locomotive from Wansford to Peterborough via Yarwell Junction. Change trains at Wansford, Overton and Orton Mere for a trip to Fletton Junction in our Swedish Railcar.

Bank Holiday Mr Ribble's Friendly Engines Gala Party
25/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Ribble Steam Railway

Everything Goes - August
26/8/18 - : Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Classic Cars and Steam Trains Day
26/8/18 - : Moseley Railway Trust

Heritage Transport Festival
26/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
A new event with all forms of heritage transport, including Cars, Commercial Vehicles and of course Steam locos.

Classic Transport Gathering
26/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Crich Tramway Village
An opportunity for you to bring along your vintage vehicle (classed as those built before 1985) or come and view those on display.

The Gruffalo Visits
26/8/18 - 27/8/18 : Epping Ongar Railway
A great day out for all the family - especially the younger ones. Every childs favourite storybook character, The Gruffalo, has found his way to the Epping Ongar Railway. Take a steam train ride into the deep dark wood, meet the owls from the wood, and the Gruffalo himself.

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