Events

There's plenty to see, do and enjoy at heritage railway events around the UK. Many railways also offer experience days such as driving a train or dining experiences.

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24th May 2024 - 26th May 2024
Diesel Gala

Diesel Gala

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness, West Lothian,

Join us for a day for all those fans of diesel locomotives - an intensive timetable will operate. More information on the SRPS Diesel Group Facebook page.

Dates
24th May 2024 - 26th May 2024
Event Type(s)
Diesel Gala
Location
17-19 North Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AQ, GB
Distance
0 away
25th May 2024 - 27th May 2024
Diesel Gala Weekend

Diesel Gala Weekend

Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk,

Diesel Gala weekend with homefleet and visitor.

Dates
25th May 2024 - 27th May 2024
Event Type(s)
Diesel Gala
Location
The Railway Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DF, GB
Distance
0 away
25th May 2024
Real Ale Train

Real Ale Train

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar, Essex,

Enjoy a journey through the Essex countryside and enjoy a Real Ale or two!

Date
25th May 2024
Event Type(s)
Beer / Ale Event
Location
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN, GB
Distance
0 away
25th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024
Nature by Rail

Nature by Rail

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham, Norfolk,

Free prize for every child on completion of our I Spy nature trail on the train journey

Dates
25th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024
Event Type(s)
Children's Event
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away
25th May 2024
50th Anniversary of Steamport Southport Opening

50th Anniversary of Steamport Southport Opening

Ribble Steam Railway & Museum, Preston, Lancashire,

50th Anniversary of Steamport Southport Opening

Date
25th May 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD, GB
Distance
0 away
26th May 2024
Alison's Cream Tea

Alison's Cream Tea

Ribble Steam Railway & Museum, Preston, Lancashire,

Join our friendly Front of House Director Alison and her team for her Cream Tea Experience. An afternoon of tea, coffee, homemade scones and cake, all while travelling on our 1950’s steam train. Create those special memories, which you tell us that you love so much!

Date
26th May 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD, GB
Distance
0 away
1st June 2024 - 2nd June 2024
Brick Express Weekend

Brick Express Weekend

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Our Brick Express event returns this weekend, with displays made of that world famous interlocking brick!

Dates
1st June 2024 - 2nd June 2024
Event Type(s)
Children's Event
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
7th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Rails & Ales

Rails & Ales

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

A festival celebrating steam and heritage diesel locos, including a local beer and cider showcase.

Dates
7th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Diesel Gala
Beer / Ale Event
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
7th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Strictly Bulleid II

Strictly Bulleid II

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset,

Celebrating sheer Bulleid brilliance and the drama of the 1940s leviathans of steam in action, the three-day Strictly Bulleid II event on the Swanage Railway will be a locomotive gathering not to be missed.

Dates
7th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Station House, Railway Station Approach, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB, GB
Distance
0 away
8th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Teddy Bear's Outing

Teddy Bear's Outing

Apedale Valley Light Railway, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire,

A fun day out for the family

Dates
8th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Children's Event
Location
Apedale Country Park, Blackbank Road, Knutton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 6AX, GB
Distance
0 away
8th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Teddy Bears' Picnic

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness, West Lothian,

Grab your favourite teddy and the Bo’ness Railway Bears for a scenic steam train journey along the Forth Estuary, through woodlands, past waterfalls and over the Avon Viaduct!

Dates
8th June 2024 - 9th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Children's Event
Location
17-19 North Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AQ, GB
Distance
0 away
15th June 2024
Real Ale Train

Real Ale Train

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar, Essex,

Enjoy a journey through the Essex countryside and enjoy a Real Ale or two!

Date
15th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Beer / Ale Event
Location
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN, GB
Distance
0 away
15th June 2024 - 16th June 2024
Dad Goes Free

Dad Goes Free

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham, Norfolk,

A Dad travels FREE with a full fare-paying adult. One free Dad per booking. Pre-booking is essential

Dates
15th June 2024 - 16th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away
15th June 2024 - 16th June 2024
Grand Summer Gala

Grand Summer Gala

Moors Valley Railway, Ringwood, Dorset,

Miniature traction engines, vintage cars, models railways and much more.

Dates
15th June 2024 - 16th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Model Railways Event
Location
Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET, GB
Distance
0 away
15th June 2024
CAMRA Real Ale Festival

CAMRA Real Ale Festival

Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden, Kent,

Friday 16th June 6.30pm - 10.30pm Saturday 17th June from 10.30am - 10.30pm (or until the beer runs out)

Date
15th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Beer / Ale Event
Location
Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE, GB
Distance
0 away
15th June 2024
Forth Valley Gin Trains

Forth Valley Gin Trains

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo'ness, West Lothian,

We've teamed up with our friends at award-winning Linlithgow Distillery to offer an evening like no other.

Date
15th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
17-19 North Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AQ, GB
Distance
0 away
16th June 2024
Alison's Cream Tea

Alison's Cream Tea

Ribble Steam Railway & Museum, Preston, Lancashire,

Join our friendly Front of House Director Alison and her team for her Cream Tea Experience. An afternoon of tea, coffee, homemade scones and cake, all while travelling on our 1950’s steam train. Create those special memories, which you tell us that you love so much!

Date
16th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD, GB
Distance
0 away
16th June 2024
Cream Tea Specials

Cream Tea Specials

Northampton & Lamport Railway, Chapel Brampton, NORTHAMPTON,

Looking for a lazy Sunday afternoon treat? Why not travel in style with the Northampton & Lamport Railway’s Cream Tea Special

Date
16th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
Pitsford & Brampton Station, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, NORTHAMPTON, NN6 8BA, GB
Distance
0 away
22nd June 2024
The Purbeck Piddler

The Purbeck Piddler

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset,

The Swanage Railway is delighted to be working with the Piddle Brewery in Dorset to bring you a new experience on the Swanage Railway.

Date
22nd June 2024
Event Type(s)
Beer / Ale Event
Location
Station House, Railway Station Approach, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB, GB
Distance
0 away
27th June 2024 - 29th June 2024
July Diesel Gala 2024

July Diesel Gala 2024

East Lancashire Railway, Bury, Lancashire,

July Diesel Gala 2024

Dates
27th June 2024 - 29th June 2024
Event Type(s)
Diesel Gala
Location
Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY, GB
Distance
0 away