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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Witches and Wizards Week
23/10/17 - 27/10/17 : Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
A week of Witches, Wizards, Ghosts and Ghouls at Haverthwaite and the Lakes Aquarium. Explore the haunted carriage, complete the 'Ghoul Trail' and ride to Lakeside for more spooky fun at the Aquarium. FREE train ride and entry into the Lakes Aquarium for kids in fancy dress (Must be travelling with a full paying adult).

Kids for a Quid
23/10/17 - 27/10/17 : South Devon Railway
It's half term, so bring along the children (under 16s) for a holiday steam train ride at only £1.

Starlight Spectacular
23/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Crich Tramway Village
The week when we light up the Village and the trams run into the early evening. Plenty of family fun throughout the week including activities, crafts and entertainment.

Spooky Half Term Trains
24/10/17 - 26/10/17 : Avon Valley Railway
FREE train rides for children in fancy dress plus a spooky trail around the station.

Spooky Specials
25/10/17 - : East Somerset Railway
There is magic in the air on the Halloween Express, Enjoy a spooky experience as the train hurtles the line. Watch out for the spiders and skeletons, ghosts and cobwebs. Children come in free for spooky specials if they dress in scary costumes.

Halloween Steam & Scream!
26/10/17 - : Talyllyn Railway
Join us for a fun spooky evening train ride along the Talyllyn Railway to the haunted woods at Dolgoch. All children get a spooky goody bag with activities and treats. Bring along your carved pumpkin lanterns - prizes given for our favourites. Fancy dress welcome - parents too!

Halloween Ghost Trains
26/10/17 - 28/10/17 : East Lancashire Railway
Calling all goblins and ghouls, are you brave enough to take a ride on the East Lancashire Railway's Halloween Ghost Trains! Climb on board alongside hilarious haunters, madcap monsters and giggling ghosts on this spectrally spook-tacular steam train ride!

Ghost Trains!
26/10/17 - 28/10/17 : Severn Valley Railway
Arrive early at Kidderminster Station where our Spooky DJ will be there to entertain you before your Ghost Train departs out into the night and, hopefully, back! Once aboard the train, travel in the eery darkness to Arley, passing through our haunted stations on the way. But be aware, there may be mysterious passengers joining you on the train.

Halloween Train
26/10/17 - 29/10/17 : North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Join us on board the Halloween Train, which will take you and your family on a spooky journey this Halloween! Departing from Pickering, the spooktacular Halloween Train will travel to Levisham Station with scary storytelling along the way.

Halloween Scream Train
27/10/17 - : Bluebell Railway
Do you dare to come along to the Bluebell Railway's scream train this Halloween? Join at either Sheffield Park or East Grinstead and travel on the 'Scream Train' with its scary crew to the station at Horsted Keynes for a fright-night with all sorts of ghoulish characters. Too scared to come at night? Travel earlier in the day on the family 'friendly' option!

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