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Events are colour coded by location as follows:

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North (please note only major transport based events feature on this page, for a full list of events visit the Beamish website)
Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Crich Tramway Village
East Anglian Transport Museum
Heaton Park Tramway
Isle of Man
North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust
Seaton Tramway
Statfold Barn Railway
Light Rail systems/other locations


December 2018

Friday 14th December to Monday 24th December - Seaton Tramway
The Polar Express Tram Ride
With a 2-2.5 hour round trip required take the tram from Seaton to the North Pole to visit Santa. Using a specially decorated tram (from the pool of 14, 15, 16 and 19) special fares apply with pre-booking required. More details here.

Saturday 15th December - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Santa Specials
The chance to meet Santa with a tramride thrown in good measure. Pre-booking required.

Saturday 15th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Santa Specials
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 (the Shop Tram will also be stabled here). A special heritage tram service will also be running featuring four trams (including the Frigate and Trawler) every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December - East Anglia Transport Museum
Santa Tram
Take the tram to Santa's woodside grotto. Pre-booking essential.

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd December - East Anglia Transport Museum
Santa Tram
Take the tram to Santa's woodside grotto. Pre-booking essential.

Saturday 22nd December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Santa Specials
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 (the Shop Tram will also be stabled here). A special heritage tram service will also be running featuring four trams (including the Frigate and Trawler) every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.


January 2019

Saturday 5th January - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
Six trams will run every 15 minutes between Starr Gate and Bispham with regular journeys also running to Fleetwood. The Shop Tram will also be at North Pier for all those tram related gifts.


February 2019

Tuesday 19th February - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Seaton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
Six trams will run every 15 minutes between Starr Gate and Bispham with regular journeys also running to Fleetwood. The Shop Tram will also be at North Pier for all those tram related gifts.


March 2019

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
Six trams will run every 15 minutes between Starr Gate and Bispham with regular journeys also running to Fleetwood. The Shop Tram will also be at North Pier for all those tram related gifts.

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March - Statfold Barn Railway
Statfold Enthusiasts' Weekend
A chance to ride on Burton & Ashby 14 during this Enthusiasts' Weekend. All the other lines on site will also be in operation. Over 10s only with pre-booking required which can be done on the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Saturday 30th March - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.


April 2019

Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th April - Beamish: The Living Museum of the North
Great North Steam Fair
Transport of all shapes and sizes operating around the extensive museum site including the tramway. Many visiting vehicles will be in action on both road and the various railways.

Friday 12th April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 13th April - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Seaton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April - Crich Tramway Village
Family Spring Crafts
Craft activities available alongside the usual tram service.

Friday 19th April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold Easter weekend.

Friday 19th April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April - Isle of Man
Rush Hour on the Railways
Four days of enthusiast events across the Isle of Man's heritage railways and tramways. Further details to follow.

Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Easter Gold
Six trams are due to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus several trips through to Fleetwood.

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April - East Anglia Transport Museum
Easter Family Treasure Trail 2019
With the usual tram, trolleybus and train services in operation the 2019 season starts with a free treasure hunt ending in prizes for children along with egg decoaring and face painting.

Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April - Crich Tramway Village
World War II Home Front
Crich heads back to the Second World War with a regular tram service (likely to use trams which ran during WWII) in action alongside re-enactors, music, activities and vehicles from the time. There will also be wartime entertainment and a replica Spitfire will be on display.

Saturday 27th April - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.


May 2019

Friday 3rd May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
May Day Holiday Gold
Six trams are due to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus several trips through to Fleetwood.

Sunday 5th & Monday 6th May - Crich Tramway Village
Beer and Bands
The usual tram service will be in operation along with a variety of music styles and sample local cask ales with a variety of spirits and soft drinks too.

Thursday 9th May - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
The first chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May - Statfold Barn Railway
Giant Miniature Weekend
The fourth annual Giant Miniature Weekend with over 100 miniature engines from across the UK in steam alongside the narrow gauge steam trains of the Statfold Barn Railway and Burton & Ashby 14 will also be in operation. Tickets are cheaper booked in advance but on the gate tickets are available for this event. Bookings can be made on the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Sunday 19th May - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Transport Gathering
Featuring pre-booked classic vehicles built before 1986. A normal tram service will also be running.

Friday 24th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Friday 24th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Spring Bank Holiday Gold
Six trams are due to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus several trips through to Fleetwood.

Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June - Crich Tramway Village
Beside the Seaside
The seaside returns to Crich once again for a nine day spectacular. As well as the usual tram service in operation (with Blackpool trams likely to feature heavily) there will be a funfair alongside many other seaside atttactions.

Friday 31st May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.


June 2019

Friday 21st June - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd June - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Totally Models at Rigby Road
As well as a Gold timetable in operation on the Prom - with at least six trams running from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus extended journeys to Fleetwood - there will be a models exhibition and trade stalls in Rigby Road Depot.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June - Crich Tramway Village
Vintage Weekend
Music, vehicles and activities from the 1950s and 1960s will feature over this weekend which will, of course, also include a tram service.

Sunday 30th June - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Sunday 30th June - Crich Tramway Village
Toyota Sera Club
The Toyota Sera Club will be visiting and exhibiting their vehicles throughout the day.


July 2019

Sunday 7th July - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Motorcycle Day
Run in conjunction with the Vincent Motorcycle Club the tramway will be visited by plenty of pre-booked classic motorcycles built before 1995. Tram service in operation as usual as well.

Friday 12th July - Seaton Tramway
ABBA Tribute "Take a chance on Us"
An ABBA tribute act will be performing along with food and a licenced bar at Claude's at Seaton Station.

Monday 15th July - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Friday 19th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Tram Sunday Weekend
At least six trams will be running with an expected enhanced service all the way through to Fleetwood Ferry (on Saturday) and Fisherman's Walk (Sunday).

Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July - Isle of Man
Manx Heritage Transport Festival
Enthusiats tours, special photographic opportunities and other events across the Isle of Man's eclectic mix of heritage railways and tramways. Further details to follow.

Thursday 25th to Wednesday 31st July - Crich Tramway Village
Build in Bricks
Following on from the succesful event in 2018 - which included the construction of a Lego image of a tram at the Bandstand - this week features family activities on the Hello Summer theme. Tram service operates as normal.

Friday 26th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Sunday 28th July - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Seaton at 1800. Pre-booking required. More details here.


August 2019

Friday 2nd August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Friday 2nd August - Crich Tramway Village
Hello Summer
Craft activities available with trams running as normal outside.

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Monday 5th to Friday 9th August - Crich Tramway Village
Make-do-and-Mend
More activities this time on the theme of Make-do-and-Mend. And, you've guessed, the normal tram service will also be running.

Friday 9th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th August - Crich Tramway Village
World War II Home Front
The second of the annual World War II Home Front events including trams from the period running alongside re-enactors, live music and other vintage vehicles.

Sunday 11th August - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 1800. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Monday 12th to Friday 16th August - Crich Tramway Village
World War II Home Front
Learning from craft activities for the children as the school holidays continue. Tram service runs as normal too.

Wednesday 14th August - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Friday 16th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August - Crich Tramway Village
Models Weekend
Model tram and railway layouts on display in the Great Exhibition Hall, Workshop Gallery and Learning Centre. Full sized trams will continue to run outside too.

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August - Crich Tramway Village
Woodland Week
Lots of family activities exploring nature and woodland. Tram service runs too.

Wednesday 21st August - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Seaton at 1800. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Friday 23rd August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
August Bank Holiday Gold
Six trams are due to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus several trips through to Fleetwood.

Saturday 24th August - Seaton Tramway
The Bohemians Queen Tribute
An internationally renowned Queen tribute band will be performing with food and licenced bar available at Claude's in Seaton Station.

Sunday 25th to Monday 26th August - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Transport Gathering
With vehicles built before January 1979 visiting there will be chances for unique photo opportunities with trams running alongside.

Tuesday 27th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ride the Lights Illumination Tours
With the special Ride the Lights events taking place giving people the chance for a sneaky peek at the 2019 illuminations special illumination tours will run between 1800 and 2100.


September 2019

Friday 6th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Sunday 8th September - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Sunday 8th September - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Friday 13th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Monday 16th September - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Friday 20th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September - Crich Tramway Village
Crich 60
A special two day event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Crich site becoming home to what we now know as the Crich Tramway Village. With most operational trams running over the two days and unique photo opportunities this is the main enthusiast weekend of the year at Crich.

Sunday 22nd September - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Friday 27th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
September Spectacular
The most intensive service for Heritage Tram Tours in 2019 with trams in service along the entire length of the Blackpool Tramway. Depot tours, trams on display and free heritage bus services are also expected to feature. There will also be a two tram heritage service on the afternoon of Friday 27th September.


October 2019

Friday 4th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Sunday 6th October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Friday 11th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Friday 18th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Sunday 27th October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November - Crich Tramway Village
Starlight Event
The perfect way to end the operating season at Crich for 2019 with special lighting effects and trams running after dark. Special activities will take place each day with more details to be announced closer to the date.

Thursday 31st October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.


November 2019

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
Six trams set to be in action.


December 2019

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 whilst an enhanced heritage tram service will be running featuring four trams every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 whilst an enhanced heritage tram service will be running featuring four trams every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 whilst an enhanced heritage tram service will be running featuring four trams every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.


This page was last updated on Sunday 18th November 2018


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