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.

(Events for 2017 will be added over the next few months. This is largely dependant on when the railways publish their events on their own websites. I hope to have checked them all before the end of January, and will then check again during February.)

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

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Easter Fun
14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Isle of Wight Steam Railway
There's plenty to keep the youngsters occupied including children's entertainer Greg Chapman who will amuse and occupy the kids with his stories, juggling and other antics. Also, there's colouring, crafts and an Easter Treasure Hunt to find the 'Golden Duck'. For the crafty youngsters, we're asking children to come in their Easter bonnets and join in our Easter Bonnet Parade each day at 1:15pm.

Easter Opening
14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Keith & Dufftown Railway
There will be a Children's Easter Egg Hunt on the trains over the whole weekend.

Easter Eggspress
14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Kirklees Light Railway
Come meet the Easter Bunny and climb aboard the Easter Eggspress. Take part in the Easter Egg Hunt and help the Bunny find the Golden Eggs.

Easter Egg Weekend
14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
See spring arrive in the Leven valley, and all children receive a free Cream Easter Egg.

Easter Weekend
14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
This event includes a chocolate treat for the children.

Easter Steam Weekend
14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Ribble Steam Railway

14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
There are plenty of opportunities to visit Sittingbourne's Steam Railway this Easter - we're running all four days and will be celebrating the reopening of the Railway for the 2017 Season. A quick return trip takes about an hour, but feel free to stay longer and visit our award winning gardens, museum, Footplate Cafe and Railway Shop.

Easter Heritage Gala
14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : South Devon Railway
Steam and heritage diesel trains, vintage cars, buses and commercial vehicles - come and take a step back in time. There's an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. As well as an enhanced passenger train service, we will also be running goods trains. To complement the trains, there will be a display of vintage cars and motor bikes on display in our gardens at Buckfastleigh station.

The Easter Egg-Spress
14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Diesel hauled on Friday and Monday. Steam hauled on Saturday and Sunday.

Edwardian Easter
14/4/17 - 17/4/17 : Tanfield Railway

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