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Imagine the excitement of a Steam Train journey to Santaland! Our magical Santa Special services run on various dates and times in the weeks before Christmas, details of which are below. They depart from Sheringham station and take passengers through some of Norfolk’s most beautiful winter scenery whilst the adults are served sherry and mince pies, children receive a chocolate and a soft drink. Santa is waiting by his open fire at Weybourne Station (specially transformed into Santaland!), ready to give all children a warm welcome, both young and old. Each infant (under 1 year) and child (1 year to 14 years) will receive an appropriate present for their age. After a period of time looking around the station, passengers reboard the train for their journey back to Sheringham. With professional entertainers, quality presents and of course a ride behind a steam train, Christmas turns into a wonderful experience on the North Norfolk Railway’s unique Santa Specials. Explore Christmas Craft Fair for those extra special Christmas gifts. Located behind the station buildings. Please note it is not possible to take card payments in the craft fair so cash or cheque only, please! Please note that Santa Special trains travel between […]

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 2017 Events for Timetable Please check website for up-to-date open times before the event. Easter Monday 17th April – Easter Eggspress. An eggciting combination of steam trains, the Easter Bunny and a host of activities bringing Easter fun for all the family. Make your own Easter bonnet and wear it on your visit. Normal ticket prices apply. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April – Wartime in the Cotswolds. Take a trip back in time and enjoy the railway’s nostalgic and light-hearted look at life in the Cotswolds in the 1940s. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only. There is no free entry. Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May – Cotswold Bricks & Trains Weekend ‘Helping to Build Children’s Imaginations.’ Weekend. Organised in conjunction with the Southern Lego® Train Club. There is a Small Admission charge. Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May – Spring Steam and Real Ale Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington. Raise a glass to real ale brewers from all over the country. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel, but for those planning just to sample the ales, there will be a small admission charge. Saturday 27th to Bank Holiday Monday […]

Shirley’s 1857 potters’ mill in steam driven by the 1820s beam engine with steam generated with a 1903 Cornish boiler. Santa’s grotto. Christmas themed craft activities for children. Artist blacksmith and other activities.  Attractive canal side location in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent

The Engine House is open and steaming on the first Sunday of each month – come along! Most steaming days feature other attractions Free parking Light refreshments available at the Engine House Cafe Picnic area with seating Limited disabled access with a motorised chairlift up to the Engine House.  Unfortunately we do not have disabled toilets School parties and other groups are welcome on weekdays by arrangement Demonstrations given

Victory will be steaming again today £50 driver experiences available Train tickets are £2.00 an adult and £1.00 a child or a family ticket is £5 Train Time Depart 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:45 and the last train 15:15 Member travel free Free entry to the site Food and drink will be available in the Station Kitchen And the Sidings Function Room will be open along with the BBQ

Join us as we step back in time and re-live a 40’s Christmas here at the Waterworks. Families can have fun making decorations and playing games their great grandparents would have enjoyed! With mulled wine, traditional fayre in café, working steam engines and a ride on the railway it’s a truly nostalgic treat this Christmas.   Event is free with standard museum admission prices. Buy tickets online at www.waterandsteam.org.uk

Wednesday 28th December 2016, Thursday 29th December 2016; 10.00am – 4.00pm each day.  Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines – the engines which once powered the cotton and woollen mills of the North of England.  Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.  We have the largest collection of working textile mill steam engines in the country – and possibly in the world!  Some of our engines are unique – the only on of its kind to survive anywhere. Admission is free, with unlimited free parking on Morrison’s Supermarket Car Park off Chorley Old Road..

The season’s highlight is the Grand New Year Steam Up, a chance to see all the Museum’s majestic engines powering into 2018. Families can enjoy seasonal activities and the café will be open and serving hot food throughout the Steam Up, giving Christmas cooks a well-earned rest! Event is free with standard museum admission prices. Buy tickets online at www.waterandsteam.org.uk

Saturday April 14th will see approximately eight instruments of varying size and tonality, playing at the Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum. The AGM will also take place here on this day. Free Entry to FOPS Members (usual price is £7.00) so please remember to bring your membership card! Trolleybuses will be giving free rides throughout the day. Lots of interesting vehicles to see and old style village with café! The address is The Trolleybus Museum, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX. More information on this venue can be found on the museums website – http://www.sandtoft.org/ On the following Sunday, there will be a large scale organ festival, with over 20 instruments playing around Reid’s yard and workshops near Thorne. Various instruments from around the UK and Europe will be in attendance including some rarely seen historic fairground organs! The address is Willow Garth, Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EN. For more information on this venue, or on the event in general, please contact James Reid – 01405 947655 / 07752 288703 / jamesreidmm@gmail.com / http://www.organbooks.co.uk There is also a Facebook page for the event.

TAVISTOCK STEAM AND VINTAGE FAIR 2018 Enjoy a Fun Filled Day on SUNDAY, 3rd JUNE at The Wharf & Bedford Car Parks, off Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8AT 10:00am – 5:00pm Full Sized Steam Engines – Miniature Steam Engines – Tractors – Vintage & Classic Cars – Steam Car – Children’s Entertainment – Educational Stalls – Food – Drink – and lots more..! Trailer Rides behind various Full Size Steam Engines & Steam Car around the centre of Tavistock This event is organised by the Robey Trust Ltd, a registered Educational Charity No. 1089025. The Robey Trust Ltd. New Perseverance Iron Works. Parade Business Park, Pixon Lane, Tavistock, PL19 9RQ www.therobeytrust.co.uk DISCLAIMER:- THE ORGANISERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ALTERATIONS, CANCELLATIONS OR POSTPONEMENT TO THE EVENT OR PART THEREOF.