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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


May 2017

Saturday 27th May - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Teddy Bears Day Out
Further details to follow.

Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
May Day Bank Holiday Gold
Frequent tram tours every 10/20 minutes 1000-1700 with 6+ trams in service each day.

Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June - Crich Tramway Village
Beside the Seaside
Seaside fun in the Derbyshire countryside with Blackpool trams likely to feature heavily alongside seaside entertainment.

Saturday 27th May - Seaton Tramway
'Allo 'Allo An Evening at Cafe Rene - 3rd edition
Take the tram to Colyton Station for an evening of food and entertainment. Pre-booking required.

Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May - Heaton Park Tramway
Family Fun Day
Trams will run 1200 to 1700. There will also be side shows and a clue hunt.

Sunday 28th May - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take a trip on an adventure filled tram ride with music, stories, fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station. Special fares apply, pre-booking recommended.

Monday 29th May - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip on board a tram for a magical journey to the "Fairy Kingdom". Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.


June 2017

Sunday 4th June - Seaton Tramway
Fun Day
A Summer Fair and Dog Show will take place at Colyton Station. There will also be Driver's Eye Experience, Photo opportunities, Works Cars and a tractor to view.

Saturday 10th June - Statfold Barn Railway
Public Open Day
A chance to ride and see the railways at Statfold Barn including Burton & Ashby 14. Attendance is by pre-requested invitation only which can be requested via the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Sunday 11th June - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Transport Gathering
Pre-1985 vehicles will be on display amongst the trams.

Sunday 18th June - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance to ride on Sheffield 15 which will be operating between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 to 1600. Joseph will once again be hauling the tram which can be ridden on for a small extra fee.

Sunday 18th June - Crich Tramway Village
Model Layout
The once monthly chance to see a model rail and tram layout including the R Whetstone models in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Sunday 18th June - East Anglia Transport Museum
Dad's Day Out!
Take Dad along for the day and he could even get a chance to conduct a trolleybus or guard a train.

Sunday 18th June - Heaton Park Tramway
TDADE's Driver for a Father
Short taster tram driving experiences for 10.

Sunday 18th June - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of what its like to drive a tram for just 40 (guest 15).

Sunday 18th June - Seaton Tramway
Fathers Day
Dad travels free.

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Totally Models Weekend
Tramway model layouts and sales stalls inside Rigby Road Depot - admission is 5 or 10 with a pre-booked depot tour (call 01253 209 521 to book the tour). Heritage trams will operate to Rigby Road Depot and there will be a full Gold service as well including trams running through to Starr Gate. A free heritage bus service will also run.

Saturday 24th June - Seaton Tramway
An Evening with Dad's Army
An evening of food and entertainment at Colyton with a tram trip from Seaton to start the night off.


July 2017

Saturday 1st July - Crich Tramway Village
Retired Driver's Day
With retired driver's invited to the museum you can learn more by coming along and chatting to them.

Sunday 2nd July - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Motorcycle Event
Motorcycles built before January 1992 will be visiting the museum with some running down the street alongside the normal tram service.

Sunday 2nd July - Heaton Park Tramway
Tramtastic Day Out
Something for everyone. Further details to follow.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July - East Anglia Transport Museum
ECW 30th anniversary weekend
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Eastern Coach Works factory in Lowestoft. There will be various visiting ECW vehicles and a free park and ride service along with buses to Lowestoft and Beccles.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July - Heaton Park Tramway
Race for Life
Free tram ride for any who have taken part in the Race for Life. Normal tram service for everyone else.

Sunday 9th July - Crich Tramway Village
Model Layout
The once monthly chance to see the R Whetstone models in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Sunday 9th July - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of what its like to drive a tram for just 40 (guest 15).

Saturday 15th July - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Birkenhead Tramway Closure 80th Anniversary
Commemoration of the ending of Birkenhead's tram service 80 years ago in 1937.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Tram Sunday Weekend
Frequent tram tours with 6 trams in service. On the Sunday most services will run to Fisherman's Walk, Fleetwood. More details to follow.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July - Crich Tramway Village
Edwardian Event
Edwardian trams in service alongside re-enactors and vehicles from the period.

Sunday 16th July - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of what its like to drive a tram for just 40 (guest 15).

Wednesday 19th July - Crich Tramway Village
Model Layout
The once monthly chance to see a model rail and tram layout in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Saturday 22nd July - Seaton Tramway
Jazz on the Platform with Lazy River Jazz
Take the trip from Seaton to Colyton for an evening of entertainment and food. Pre-booking required.

Sunday 23rd July - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take a trip on an adventure filled tram ride with music, stories, fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station. Special fares apply, pre-booking recommended.

Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th July - Isle of Man
Manx Heritage Transport Festival
The annual treat for all transport enthusiasts returns once again. Green is the colour for the Manx Electric Railway with the event focusing on the 60th anniversary of the nationalisation of the MER with 21, 32 and 62 all repainted into the green livery. Full details to follow.

Friday 28th July - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram
The "Seaton Pearl" (tram no. 4) will be setting sail on three voyages from Seaton terminus to find some booty at Colyton Station. Pre-booking recommended.

Sunday 30th July - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching
Go bird watching on a tram.

Sunday 30th July - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take a trip on an adventure filled tram ride with music, stories, fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station. Special fares apply, pre-booking recommended.

Monday 31st July - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance to ride on Sheffield 15 which will be operating between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 to 1600. Joseph will once again be hauling the tram which can be ridden on for a small extra fee.


August 2017

Friday 4th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip on board a tram for a magical journey to the "Fairy Kingdom". Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Sunday 6th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take a trip on an adventure filled tram ride with music, stories, fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station. Special fares apply, pre-booking recommended.

Friday 11th August - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching
Go bird watching on a tram.

Friday 11th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip on board a tram for a magical journey to the "Fairy Kingdom". Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August - Crich Tramway Village
World War II - Home Front
A World War II theme for two days at Crich as the trams operate between visiting historic wartime road and military vehicles and re-enactors.

Sunday 13th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take a trip on an adventure filled tram ride with music, stories, fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station. Special fares apply, pre-booking recommended.

Friday 18th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip on board a tram for a magical journey to the "Fairy Kingdom". Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Saturday 19th August - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
A Superhero's Day Out
Return of this special event and this year they will be on the lookout for the best adult, yes that's right adult, dressed as a Superhero. More details to follow.

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August - Crich Tramway Village
Models Weekend
A full model tram and train weekend including the R Whetstone models.

Sunday 20th August - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching
Go bird watching on a tram.

Sunday 20th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take a trip on an adventure filled tram ride with music, stories, fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station. Special fares apply, pre-booking recommended.

Monday 21st to Sunday 27th August - Crich Tramway Village
Discovery Week
Learn whilst having fun. Full details to be confirmed but Albery Vick an Edwardian Horse Tram Driver will be talking about his role. Normal tram service will be in operation.

Tuesday 22nd August - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance to ride on Sheffield 15 which will be operating between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 to 1600. Joseph will once again be hauling the tram which can be ridden on for a small extra fee.

Friday 25th August - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of what its like to drive a tram for just 40 (guest 15).

Friday 25th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip on board a tram for a magical journey to the "Fairy Kingdom". Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
August Bank Holiday Gold
Frequent tram tours using at least 6 trams. More details to follow.

Saturday 26th August - Seaton Tramway
ABBA Tribute - Take a Chance on Us
Take the tram from Seaton to Colyton for a night of entertainment and food. Pre-booking required.

Saturday 26th August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram
The "Seaton Pearl" (tram no. 4) will be setting sail on three voyages from Seaton terminus to find some booty at Colyton Station. Pre-booking recommended.

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Transport Gathering
Pre-1985 vehicles will be on display amongst the trams.

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take a trip on an adventure filled tram ride with music, stories, fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station. Special fares apply, pre-booking recommended.

Thursday 31st August - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance to ride on Sheffield 15 which will be operating between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 to 1600. Joseph will once again be hauling the tram which can be ridden on for a small extra fee.


September 2017

Friday 1st September - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip on board a tram for a magical journey to the "Fairy Kingdom". Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Saturday 2nd September - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching
Go bird watching on a tram.

Sunday 3rd September - Heaton Park Tramway
Trans Lancs Vehicle Show
At least three trams will in servie to support the annual Trans Lancs Vehicle Show including vintage buses and cars.

Sunday 3rd September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of what its like to drive a tram for just 40 (guest 15).

Saturday 9th September - Statfold Barn Railway
Public Open Day
A chance to ride and see the railways at Statfold Barn including Burton & Ashby 14. Attendance is by pre-requested invitation only which can be requested via the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Sunday 10th September - Seaton Tramway
Grandparents Day
One grandchild travels free with a grandparent.

Saturday 16th September - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Liverpool Tramway Closure 60th Anniversary
Commemorating 60 years since the closure of Liverpool Corporation Tramways. All three Liverpool trams at the museum should feature including operational 245 and 762.

Saturday 16th September - Crich Tramway Village
Tram Day
Anything goes! Intensive tram service and photographic opportunities often featuring out of service trams. The day will also see a model tram and rail layout in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Sunday 17th September - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching
Go bird watching on a tram.

Sunday 17th September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of what its like to drive a tram for just 40 (guest 15).

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
September Spectacular - Tramways 132nd Anniversary Weekend
Further details to follow.

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September - East Anglia Transport Museum
Trolleybus Weekend
All available members of the fleet will be running including operation until 2100 on the Saturday. Free park and ride and bus services to Lowestoft and Beccles.

Saturday 23rd September - Seaton Tramway
An Evening with The Taunton Barbershop Harmony Club
Take the tram from Seaton to Colyton for an evening of entertainment and food. Pre-booking recommended.

Sunday 24th September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of what its like to drive a tram for just 40 (guest 15).


October 2017

Sunday 1st October - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Wirral Bus & Tram Show
20th anniversary of this popular event which alongside many buses will see the most intensive tram service of the year.

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October - Beamish: The Living Museum of the North
Power from the Past
Another transport themed event with the focus this time being on steam and road transport.

Sunday 15th October - Crich Tramway Village
Model Layout
The once monthly chance to see a model rail and tram layout including the R Whetstone models in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Saturday 21st October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching
Go bird watching on a tram.

Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th October - Crich Tramway Village
Starlight Spectacular
The museum will be lit up and trams will run after dark in the special lighting effects.

Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th October - Seaton Tramway
Halloween Tram of Terror
Travel on the Tram of Terror every half hour between 1030 and 1400 from Seaton to Colyton. Special fares apply. Pre-booking essential.

Saturday 29th October - East Anglia Transport Museum
Halloween
With opening until 1900 there are various "spooky" goings on promised.

Saturday 29th October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching
Go bird watching on a tram.

Monday 31st October - Seaton Tramway
Halloween Tramtastic Spooktacular Evening
Evening Halloween trips from Seaton at 1600, 1730 and 1900. Special fares apply. Pre-booking required.


November 2017

Saturday 18th November - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Pirate Day
Further details to follow.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
Six trams in service with tours running every 15 minutes between 1000 and 1700.


December 2017

Saturday 9th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Santa Specials
Visit Santa on a tram with a heritage service also running. Full details to follow.

Saturday 16th December - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Santa Special
Santa will be waiting at Taylor Street Museum with trams running from Woodside to meet the man himself. Pre-booking essential.

Saturday 16th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Santa Specials
Visit Santa on a tram with a heritage service also running. Full details to follow.

Saturday 23rd December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Santa Specials
Visit Santa on a tram with a heritage service also running. Full details to follow.


This page was last updated on Sunday 9th September 2017


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