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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Halloween Specials
28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Embsay Steam Railway
Frequent trains will run during the daytime with decorations and excitement. There will be a witch hunt set up around the railway for you to take part in and a fancy dress competition.

28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Epping Ongar Railway
Steam and Scream on the ever popular Ghost Train.

Wizard Weekend
28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Mid-Hants Railway
Dress up as a Halloween spook and take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train. We have lots of spooky activities to keep the kids entertained: Hold an owl or be brave and touch some hairy, scary, creepy crawlies, marvel at a haunting magic show, make a witches broomstick and get your face painted into something scary!

Halloween Spooky Specials
28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Moseley Railway Trust

Halloween Specials
28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Northampton & Lamport Railway
Head down for a day of ghosts and ghouls at Pitsford and Brampton Station. Northampton and Lamport Railway brings another weekend of Halloween themed train rides and a special night time steam train lit only by the light of hand carved pumpkin lanterns. Fancy Dress is encouraged for all - though not essential.

Ghost Train
28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Trains are running from our Spooky Furnace Sidings station at regular intervals from 4pm through to 9pm. All our visitors are encouraged to dress up in their spooky clothes (but not essential). Be prepared to be scared!

Spooky Trains
28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Ribble Steam Railway

End of Season Parade
28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Rounding off our 90th Anniversary year with a finale to be proud of, including a special tribute to Hercules and Samson, our Mountain Class locomotives.

Half Price Weekend
28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : South Devon Railway
To bring the curtain down on the 2017 season, travel all day at half price!

See Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol & Family Fun
28/10/17 - 29/10/17 : Spa Valley Railway
Children's TV favourites Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol will be on hand to see their fans arriving on trains at Groombridge station. As part of Chase & Marshall's visit there'll be fun for all the family with various attractions at our other stations too

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