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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20th September 2024 - 22nd September 2024
Beer Festival

Beer Festival

Bluebell Railway, Uckfield, East Sussex,

Come to a beer festival with a difference at the Bluebell Railway! Imagine sipping a special Sussex brew in the industrial splendour of a locomotive running shed, listening to great bands, and watching steam trains puff up and down the line. Hop on that train and journey to other stations to tick another great beer or cider off your list.

Dates
20th September 2024 - 22nd September 2024
Event Type(s)
Beer / Ale Event
Location
Sheffield Park Station, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QL, GB
Distance
0 away
21st September 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
21st September 2024
Event Type(s)
Beer / Ale Event
Location
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN, GB
Distance
0 away
21st September 2024 - 22nd September 2024
Steam Back to the Forties

Steam Back to the Forties

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

Our famous Forties weekend is back again! Swing back in time for a weekend of live music, stunning classic vehicles, vintage trade stands, historical displays, and wartime fashions, all accompanied by a frequent steam service.

Dates
21st September 2024 - 22nd September 2024
Event Type(s)
1940s Event
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Industrial Steam Gala

Industrial Steam Gala

Ribble Steam Railway & Museum, Preston, Lancashire,

Steam Gala at RSR

Dates
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD, GB
Distance
0 away
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Steam Gala

Steam Gala

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, Barnstaple, Devon,

Intensive train service, plus various attractions and entertainment for all ages.

Dates
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4RA, GB
Distance
0 away
28th September 2024 - 29th September 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!

Dates
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD, GB
Distance
0 away
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
WACKADOO! Bluey is visiting Swanage Railway!

WACKADOO! Bluey is visiting Swanage Railway!

Swanage Railway, Swanage, Dorset,

WACKADOO! Bluey is visiting Swanage Railway!

Dates
28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024
Event Type(s)
Children's Event
Location
Station House, Railway Station Approach, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HB, GB
Distance
0 away
5th October 2024 - 6th October 2024
Autumn Showcase

Autumn Showcase

North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk,

A variety of locomotives that make up the Poppy Line’s home fleet are scheduled to be in action for this weekend showcasing the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society and the North Norfolk Railway. The event will see a varied schedule of passenger trains featuring the line’s unique collection of beautifully restored historic carriages.

Dates
5th October 2024 - 6th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA, GB
Distance
0 away
5th October 2024 - 6th October 2024
Teddy Bears Picnic

Teddy Bears Picnic

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys,

Children travel free with accompanying teddy bear.

Dates
5th October 2024 - 6th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Children's Event
Location
The Station, Pool Road, Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, SY21 0SF, GB
Distance
0 away
6th October 2024
Chocolate Sunday

Chocolate Sunday

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Come and enjoy a ride behind our Frys Sentinel that used to work at the Chocolate Factory.

Date
6th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
6th October 2024
Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham, Norfolk,

A grandparent can travel free of charge

Date
6th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away
11th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
Steam Gala

Steam Gala

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

Join us for our annual Steam Gala. Featuring an intensive timetable, a visiting loco, goods trains and a selection of locally brewed real ales, join us for an unforgettable weekend of steam!

Dates
11th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
17-19 North Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AQ, GB
Distance
0 away
11th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
Giants Of Steam

Giants Of Steam

Bluebell Railway, Uckfield, East Sussex,

The Bluebell Railway and the Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust are pleased to announce that LNER class A4 No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley will be the star attraction at the 2024 Giants of Steam Gala.

Dates
11th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Location
Sheffield Park Station, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QL, GB
Distance
0 away
12th October 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
12th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Location
17-19 North Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AQ, GB
Distance
0 away
13th October 2024
Chocolate Sunday

Chocolate Sunday

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Come and enjoy a ride behind our Frys Sentinel that used to work at the Chocolate Factory.

Date
13th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
17th October 2024 - 20th October 2024
Beer & Music Festival

Beer & Music Festival

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Keighley, West Yorkshire,

Over the weekend, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is transformed into a 5-mile-long Beer & Music Festival.

Dates
17th October 2024 - 20th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Beer / Ale Event
Location
The Railway Station, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 8NJ, GB
Distance
0 away
20th October 2024
Chocolate Sunday

Chocolate Sunday

Avon Valley Railway, Bitton, Bristol,

Come and enjoy a ride behind our Frys Sentinel that used to work at the Chocolate Factory.

Date
20th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Steam Gala.
Demonstration Goods Workings
Vintage Vehicles
Location
Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD, GB
Distance
0 away
26th October 2024 - 27th October 2024
Steam n Scream

Steam n Scream

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

Join us for an evening of spooky goings on and ghostly activities

Dates
26th October 2024 - 27th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Halloween Event
Location
17-19 North Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AQ, GB
Distance
0 away
26th October 2024 - 27th October 2024
Spooky Steam

Spooky Steam

Ribble Steam Railway & Museum, Preston, Lancashire,

Halloween Spooky Trains

Dates
26th October 2024 - 27th October 2024
Event Type(s)
Halloween Event
Location
Chain Caul Road, Riversway Docklands, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2PD, GB
Distance
0 away
26th October 2024 - 3rd November 2024
Kids Go Free October Half Term

Kids Go Free October Half Term

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham, Norfolk,

KIDS GO FREE! Free travel for every child with a full fare-paying adult. Max 2 children (0-15 years) per adult.

Dates
26th October 2024 - 3rd November 2024
Event Type(s)
Children's Event
Location
Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW, GB
Distance
0 away