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This page contains information of all special events held at tramways in the British Isles. All information is believed correct at the time of upload but please check if travelling for any specific event either with the organisation involved or take a look on our News & Features page where we will attempt to provide updates. If you know of any event not listed on this page, or can correct any information already featured, please email.

To aid viewing events are colour coded by location:

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 (please note only the Gold "event" weekends and special events are included on this page. Heritage Tram Tours run most weekends and school holidays throughout the year, visit the Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours website for the full calendar of operation for 2020)
Crich Tramway Village
East Anglian Transport Museum
Heaton Park Tramway
Isle of Man
North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust
Seaton Tramway
Statfold Barn Railway
Anywhere else!


March 2020

Until 3rd April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Open daily at the Seaton terminus a chance to see a selection of images from the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibtion.

Friday 6th March 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!
Take a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton on the "Story Tram". Perfect for the under 3s the trip will have themed stories and action songs.

Saturday 7th March 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Picture This: Creative Writing Workshops
Aimed at adults these workshops focus on a different aspect of creative writing with this session concentrating on poetry: "Photo to Poem". Booking essential.

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th March 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
Another weekend of Winter Gold operation with six trams expected to be in action between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood.

Saturday 14th March 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Wild Art Workshop
Suitable for families with children aged 5 and over this is an "Animal Scrapstone Challenge Workshop". Limited to 20 people per workshop.

Sunday 15th March 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Saturday 21st March 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Steve Waite in charge.

Saturday 21st March 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Picture This: Creative Writing Workshops
Aimed at adults these workshops focus on a different aspect of creative writing with this session concentrating on mindful writing: "Mindfulness and Writing". Booking essential.

Saturday 21st March 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Enthusiast Day
Pre-booking required on the Statfold Barn Railway website. Includes operation of Burton & Ashby 14. Only open to those aged 10 years and above with the grand opening of the new workshops also taking place.

Sunday 29th March 2020 - Heaton Park Tramway
2020 Season Startup and Tramways 40th Birthday Bash
First full day of operation at Heaton Park and the start of a year of celebration for the tramway which reaches 40 years old in 2020. A three car service is planned plus some special workings.

Sunday 29th March 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.


April 2020

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th April 2020 - Beamish The Living Museum of the North
Great North Steam Fair
The very popular four day spectacular with transport on the rails and road across the event. From steam to electric there is plenty to see with trams running all weekend.

Friday 3rd April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!
Take a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton on the "Story Tram". Perfect for the under 3s the trip will have themed stories and action songs.

Saturday 4th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Picture This: Creative Writing Workshops
Aimed at adults these workshops focus on a different aspect of creative writing with this session concentrating on story writing: "Photo to Story". Booking essential.

Sunday 5th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Donald Campbell in charge.

Sunday 5th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
A tram takes you to Colyton and the Dino Adventure Area with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Sunday 5th April 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Wedding Fayre
If you are planning a wedding and like trams this day is for you! A large range of Staffordshire's premier wedding suppliers will be in the Roundhouse Venue at Statfold Barn between 1100 and 1400 and there will also be tram tours using Burton & Ashby 14 to the gardens. Entry is free but should be reserved at the following link.

Monday 6th to Thursday 9th April 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Make-do-and-Mend
As an added attraction to the trams in service activities will be available in the Learning Centre between 1200 and 1530 each day.

Monday 6th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip by tram to the Fairy Kingdom (aka Colyton!) with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Wednesday 8th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - "The Seaton Pearl"
As well as providing the chance to find your inner Pirate this event is also the only pre-scheduled outings of tram no. 4 (subject to availability and weather). Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 with one and a half hours at the Shipwreck Cove at Colyton - return on a service tram. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 10th April 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Friday 10th to Monday 13th April 2020 - Isle of Man
Rush Hour on the Railways
Four days of intensive action across the island's railways. Includes parallel runs, Motorman taster lessons, Snaefell Mountain Railway Laxey Shed tours, an intensive service on the MER, Photography evening at Derby Castle Sheds and on Monday 13th April the official opening of the new Horse Tramway Strathallan Depot.

Saturday 11th & Monday 13th April 2020 - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Easter Egg Hunt
Trams will run between 1300 and 1630 on both days with the added attraction of an Easter Egg Hunt for children.

Saturday 11th to Monday 13th April 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Easter Gold
Heritage trams in action for the Easter weekend with six likely to be running between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April 2020 - East Anglia Transport Museum
Easter Family Treasure Trail 2020
With the usual tram, trolleybus and railway service in operation there will also be a free treasure hunt for children.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Peppa Pig & George come to Statfold
With Peppa Pig and George making their very first appearance at Statfold Barn, Burton & Ashby 14 will again be running alongside steam train rides and other family activities.

Sunday 12th April 2020 - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
100 Years of Wallasey Corporation Transport
The centenary of Wallasey Corporation Transport will be celebrated with Walllaset 78> in service and forming part of a photo opportunity with three Wallasey buses and several other visiting buses. Event starts at 1000.

Sunday 12th to Monday 13th April 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
World War II Home Front
For the first time in 2020 Crich returns to the 1940s with the trams joined by re-enactors, period vehicles and live music.

Wednesday 15th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - "The Seaton Pearl"
As well as providing the chance to find your inner Pirate this event is also the only pre-scheduled outings of tram no. 4 (subject to availability and weather). Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 with one and a half hours at the Shipwreck Cove at Colyton - return on a service tram. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 17th April 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Friday 17th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip by tram to the Fairy Kingdom (aka Colyton!) with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 17th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Wildlife & Landscape Photography Tram
A photography expert will join you on a tram who will give advice on how to get the best photos from your camera of the wildlife and stunning scenery alongside the tramway. Trip will only run if 12 people have booked at least 4 days in advance - takes two hours.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April 2020 - Beamish The Living Museum of the North
Meccano Exhibition
The North East Meccano Society will be showing off their creations in the Collections Study Room. Previous models shown have included trams and other members of the Beamish transport fleet.

Saturday 18th April 2020 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driving Experience Day
Between 1100 and 1630 a 30 minute Tram Driving Experience taster is available on this day. Pre-booking required.

Sunday 19th April 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Large Scale Model Tram Operating
The Robert Whetstone model trams will be operating in the Great Exhibition Hall on this day with the 1/16 scale layout in action. There is also the chance for visiting model trams to operate for this day only. See here for more details.

Sunday 19th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Steve Waite in charge.

Sunday 19th April 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
A tram takes you to Colyton and the Dino Adventure Area with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Date to be confirmed - Manchester Metrolink
Opening of Trafford Park line
The latest extension of Manchester Metrolink is scheduled to open to the public during April.


May 2020

Friday 1st May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!
Take a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton on the "Story Tram". Perfect for the under 3s the trip will have themed stories and action songs.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
May Bank Holiday Gold
Another chance to see the intensive heritage tram operation in Blackpool with six trams expected to be in use between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood.

Friday 8th May 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
VE Day Beer and Bands
The trams will be joined by a beer festival and music throughout this Bank Holiday weekend. 1940s music will feature on Friday 8th with Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May seeing a range of brass bands, folk, pop and jazz.

Friday 8th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip by tram to the Fairy Kingdom (aka Colyton!) with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Statfold Giant Miniature Weekend
The 5th annual Giant Miniature Weekend has been extended to three days for 2020 and will feature over 100 miniature engines from across the UK in steam. The railways will also be running and Burton & Ashby 14 is in action once more on the tramway.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May 2020 - East Anglia Transport Museum
VE Day Celebrations 2020
A nostalgic look back to celebrating the end of the war in Europe with music, dancing and the usual transport services in operation. A free park and ride service along with regular free bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft will also be available. Plus trade stands and visiting vehicles.

Saturday 9th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tour
A chance to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot, trams not in service can be viewed along with insights into the depots daily working. A driver will be your guide, departing from Seaton at 1100 - a ticket also includes a full Expolorer ticket for the rest of the day.

Saturday 9th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
A tram takes you to Colyton and the Dino Adventure Area with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Sunday 10th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Sunday 10th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - "The Seaton Pearl"
As well as providing the chance to find your inner Pirate this event is also the only pre-scheduled outings of tram no. 4 (subject to availability and weather). Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 with one and a half hours at the Shipwreck Cove at Colyton - return on a service tram. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Wednesday 13th May 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
For the first time in 2020 Joseph the horse will be back at Crich to haul Sheffield 15 along the museum street between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. Extra fare of 1 per person payable for the horse tram. A full electric tram service will also run.

Thursday 14th May 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
TR Register Shropshire Group
Cars from the TR Register Shropshire Group will be visiting Crich between 1200 and 1600 giving some unique photo opportunities alongside the trams.

Saturday 16th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Brotherhood of Man
Featuring the original Brotherhood of Man Eurovision line-up performing their greatest hits. Licensed bar available. Entertainment begins at 2030.

Sunday 17th May 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Large Scale Model Tram Operating
The Robert Whetstone model trams will be operating in the Great Exhibition Hall on this day with the Tatra layout in action.

Sunday 17th May 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Morgan Sports Club
With vehicles from the Morgan Sports Club on display outside The Red Lion its another chance to get some unusual views of the trams with the visiting vehicles.

Sunday 17th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Friday 22nd May 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th May 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Spring Bank Holiday Gold
Its another "Gold" weekend with six trams expected to run each day between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood.

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st May 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Beside the Seaside
The seaside returns to Crich once more with nine days of seaside attractions as well as the ever popular trams.

Saturday 23rd May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tour
A chance to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot, trams not in service can be viewed along with insights into the depots daily working. A driver will be your guide, departing from Seaton at 1100 - a ticket also includes a full Expolorer ticket for the rest of the day.

Sunday 24th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Sunday 24th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
A tram takes you to Colyton and the Dino Adventure Area with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Monday 25th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip by tram to the Fairy Kingdom (aka Colyton!) with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Wednesday 27th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - "The Seaton Pearl"
As well as providing the chance to find your inner Pirate this event is also the only pre-scheduled outings of tram no. 4 (subject to availability and weather). Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 with one and a half hours at the Shipwreck Cove at Colyton - return on a service tram. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 29th May 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Friday 29th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip by tram to the Fairy Kingdom (aka Colyton!) with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Saturday 30th May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Branch Line Tour with Paul Atterbury
Discover the history of the Seaton branch line with fascinating stories behind the Southern Railway line. Paul Atterbury, from the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, will be your guide with a two hour tour starting from Seaton at 1100 (meet at 1030) with places of interest pointed out as the tram stops first at Colyford and then onto Colyton. The return journey stops off at Riverside Depot. Tour finishes at 1300 with an all day explorer ticket included in the ticket price. Only 12 places available - pre-booking highly recommended.

Sunday 31st May 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.


June 2020

Friday 5th June 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!
Take a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton on the "Story Tram". Perfect for the under 3s the trip will have themed stories and action songs.

Sunday 7th June 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Large Scale Model Tram Operating
The Robert Whetstone model trams will be operating in the Great Exhibition Hall on this day with the 1/16 scale layout in action.

Saturday 13th June 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tour
A chance to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot, trams not in service can be viewed along with insights into the depots daily working. A driver will be your guide, departing from Seaton at 1100 - a ticket also includes a full Expolorer ticket for the rest of the day.

Saturday 13th June 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Enthusiasts Day
Pre-booking required on the Statfold Barn Railway website. Includes operation of Burton & Ashby 14. Only open to those aged 10 years and above with railways in operation and the chance to see areas not normally open to the public.

Friday 19th June 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Wildlife & Landscape Photography Tram
A photography expert will join you on a tram who will give advice on how to get the best photos from your camera of the wildlife and stunning scenery alongside the tramway. Trip will only run if 12 people have booked at least 4 days in advance - takes two hours.

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st June 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Totally Models
With Rigby Road Depot turned over to a model exhibition and trade stalls the Prom will see a Gold timetable running between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood.

Saturday 20th June 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Joseph the horse is back at Crich to haul Sheffield 15 along the museum street between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. Extra fare of 1 per person payable for the horse tram. A full electric tram service will also run.

Sunday 21st June 2020 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driving Experience Day
Between 1100 and 1630 a 30 minute Tram Driving Experience taster is available on this day. Pre-booking required.

Sunday 21st June 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Vintage Weekend - 1950s-1960s
Music and fun from the 1950s and 1960s comes to Crich along with the usual tram service.

Saturday 27th June 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tour
A chance to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot, trams not in service can be viewed along with insights into the depots daily working. A driver will be your guide, departing from Seaton at 1100 - a ticket also includes a full Expolorer ticket for the rest of the day.

Sunday 28th June 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Branch Line Tour with Paul Atterbury
Discover the history of the Seaton branch line with fascinating stories behind the Southern Railway line. Paul Atterbury, from the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, will be your guide with a two hour tour starting from Seaton at 1100 (meet at 1030) with places of interest pointed out as the tram stops first at Colyford and then onto Colyton. The return journey stops off at Riverside Depot. Tour finishes at 1300 with an all day explorer ticket included in the ticket price. Only 12 places available - pre-booking highly recommended.


July 2020

Friday 1st July 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!
Take a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton on the "Story Tram". Perfect for the under 3s the trip will have themed stories and action songs.

Sunday 5th July 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Motorcycle Day
Get some unique photos as classic motorcycles return to Crich and intermingle with the trams. There will also be prizes with any classic motorcycles (pre-1996) wishing to attend needing to pre-book. More details here.

Sunday 5th July 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Monday 6th to Friday 10th July 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Crich Tramway Well Dressing
As the trams continue to operate outside you can head to the Learning Centre and help to create Crich's Well Dressing for 2020!

Wednesday 8th July 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Joseph the horse is back at Crich to haul Sheffield 15 along the museum street between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. Extra fare of 1 per person payable for the horse tram. A full electric tram service will also run.

Saturday 11th July 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tour
A chance to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot, trams not in service can be viewed along with insights into the depots daily working. A driver will be your guide, departing from Seaton at 1100 - a ticket also includes a full Expolorer ticket for the rest of the day.

Sunday 12th July 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Large Scale Model Tram Operating
The Robert Whetstone model trams will be operating in the Great Exhibition Hall on this day with the Tatra layout in action.

Sunday 12th July 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th July 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Tram Sunday Weekend Gold
With the annual Tram Sunday event taking place on the Sunday the whole weekend will see an intensive timetable running through to Fleetwood from Pleasure Beach. Tram Sunday itself takes place on Sunday 19th July and should include static trams in display alongside other vehicles, stalls and family entertainment.

Monday 20th to Friday 24th July 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Yarn Bombing
The trams will still be operating a normal service but in the Learning Centre you can get involved in Yarn Bombing.

Friday 24th July 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Statfold 1940's Wartime Weekend
The Statfold Barn Railway returns to the 1940s with live music and entertainment, re-enactors and period vehicles. Burton & Ashby 14 runs again along with the railways to give fun for all the family.

Sunday 26th July 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Crime at Crich
A crime has been committed! Can you follow the clues and solve the crime?

Sunday 26th July 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 1800, returning at 2000 with local expert Steve Waite in charge.

Wednesday 29th July to Sunday 2nd August 2020 - Isle of Man
Rush Hour on the Railways
Events across the Isle of Man including on the Manx Electric Railway. Further details to follow.

Friday 31st July 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Friday 31st July 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip by tram to the Fairy Kingdom (aka Colyton!) with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 31st July 2020 - Seaton Tramway
ABBA tribute "Take a chance on us"
All the greatest hits of ABBA as peformed by a tribute act. Licensed bar and food available.


August 2020

Sunday 2nd August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
A tram takes you to Colyton and the Dino Adventure Area with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Make-do-and-Mend
More activities in the Learning Centre as the trams carry on running outside.

Wednesday 5th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - "The Seaton Pearl"
As well as providing the chance to find your inner Pirate this event is also the only pre-scheduled outings of tram no. 4 (subject to availability and weather). Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 with one and a half hours at the Shipwreck Cove at Colyton - return on a service tram. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 7th August 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Friday 7th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!
Take a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton on the "Story Tram". Perfect for the under 3s the trip will have themed stories and action songs.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
World War II Home Front
With trams running there will also be period vehicles, re-entactors and entertainment as Crich heads back to the 1940s once more.

Saturday 8th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Donald Campbell in charge.

Saturday 8th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip by tram to the Fairy Kingdom (aka Colyton!) with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Sunday 9th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
A tram takes you to Colyton and the Dino Adventure Area with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Monday 10th August 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Joseph the horse is back at Crich to haul Sheffield 15 along the museum street between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. Extra fare of 1 per person payable for the horse tram. A full electric tram service will also run.

Wednesday 12th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - "The Seaton Pearl"
As well as providing the chance to find your inner Pirate this event is also the only pre-scheduled outings of tram no. 4 (subject to availability and weather). Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 with one and a half hours at the Shipwreck Cove at Colyton - return on a service tram. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 14th August 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Friday 14th August 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Joseph the horse is back at Crich to haul Sheffield 15 along the museum street between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. Extra fare of 1 per person payable for the horse tram. A full electric tram service will also run.

Friday 14th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip by tram to the Fairy Kingdom (aka Colyton!) with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Models Weekend
Its all about model trams, trains and trolleybuses during this weekend. Big trams will also be running!

Saturday 15th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Donald Campbell in charge.

Sunday 16th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
A tram takes you to Colyton and the Dino Adventure Area with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Monday 17th to Friday 21st August 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Woodland Week
Another week of activities as the trams carry on running.

Wednesday 19th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - "The Seaton Pearl"
As well as providing the chance to find your inner Pirate this event is also the only pre-scheduled outings of tram no. 4 (subject to availability and weather). Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 with one and a half hours at the Shipwreck Cove at Colyton - return on a service tram. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 21st August 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Friday 21st August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Wildlife & Landscape Photography Tram
A photography expert will join you on a tram who will give advice on how to get the best photos from your camera of the wildlife and stunning scenery alongside the tramway. Trip will only run if 12 people have booked at least 4 days in advance - takes two hours.

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Take a trip by tram to the Fairy Kingdom (aka Colyton!) with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Friday 21st August 2020 - Snaefell Mountain Railway
Snaefell Mountain Railway 125th Anniversary
Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Snaefell Mountain Railway.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Laugh and Listen Music and Comedy Weekend
With music and family comedy around the museum site the trams will also be running once more.

Sunday 23rd August 2020 - East Anglia Transport Museum
999 Emergency Services Day 2020
Examples of the local emergency services will again be visting the museum where they can be seen alongside the tram, trolleybus and railway service. A free park and ride service will operate and there will also be a free vintage bus service to Beccles and Lowestoft.

Sunday 23rd August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
A tram takes you to Colyton and the Dino Adventure Area with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Monday 24th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
A tram takes you to Colyton and the Dino Adventure Area with departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 and one and a half hours at Colyton. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Wednesday 26th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - "The Seaton Pearl"
As well as providing the chance to find your inner Pirate this event is also the only pre-scheduled outings of tram no. 4 (subject to availability and weather). Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300 and 1500 with one and a half hours at the Shipwreck Cove at Colyton - return on a service tram. Special fares apply and pre-booking is recommended.

Thursday 27th August to Tuesday 1st September 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Build in Bricks
Returing for the third year this event will see LEGO bricks being used to create many different models. Trams run too.

Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
August Bank Holiday Gold
Six trams are likely to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Fleetwood with another Gold timetable running throughout the weekend.

Friday 28th August 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Gala Weekend
Celebrating 50 Years of operation at Seaton. Full details to follow.

Saturday 29th August 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Edwin Starr Band
As part of the 50th anniversary Gala Weekend the Edwin Starr Band will be appearing at the Seaton Tramway terminus. Doors open at 1930 with show starting at 2030. Seated and non-seated tickets available. Licensed bar and food available.


September 2020

Friday 4th September 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!
Take a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton on the "Story Tram". Perfect for the under 3s the trip will have themed stories and action songs.

Sunday 6th September 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Friday 11th September 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Steampunk Weekend
Steampunk invades Crich with fun family activities alongside the trams.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Road and Rail Festival
With Burton & Ashby 14 in operation again along with the railways at Statfold Barn there will also be road steam, Land Rovers, Steam Saw Bench, American Trucks, vintage cars and motorbikes, tractors and trade stalls amongst other attractions.

Sunday 13th September 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Steve Waite in charge.

Sunday 13th September 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Wednesday 16th September 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Joseph the horse is back at Crich to haul Sheffield 15 along the museum street between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. Extra fare of 1 per person payable for the horse tram. A full electric tram service will also run.

Friday 18th September 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Saturday 19th September 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Tram Day
The big enthusiast event of 2020 at Crich should see the usual mix of an intensive tram service and rare photographic opportunities. There will also be a sale of books, journals and photographs including the chance to buy journals from the 1930s to 2000.

Saturday 19th September 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Large Scale Model Tram Operating
The Robert Whetstone model trams will be operating in the Great Exhibition Hall on this day.

Sunday 20th September 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Friday 25th September 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
September Spectacular
The annual extravaganza with the most intensive heritage tram operation of the year on the Prom plus tram displays and buses in action too. Full details to follow later in the year. Celebrating the 135th anniversary of the Blackpool Tramway.

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2020 - East Anglia Transport Museum
Trolleybus Weekend 2020
Including running until 2100 on the Saturday the East Anglia Transport Museum's annual trolleybus weekend where all available vehicles in the fleet will run. Park and ride service also runs along with bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft. Don't forget the usual tram service too!

Saturday 26th September 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Donald Campbell in charge.

Sunday 27th September 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Approximately 20 minutes of driving for 50 between Colyton and Colyford and back. Up to six guests can also be carried for 15 each with all tickets then giving unlimited travel for remainder of day. Departs Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.


October 2020

Friday 2nd October 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Friday 2nd October 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!
Take a tram ride from Seaton to Colyton on the "Story Tram". Perfect for the under 3s the trip will have themed stories and action songs.

Saturday 3rd October 2020 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driving Experience Day
Between 1100 and 1630 a 30 minute Tram Driving Experience taster is available on this day. Pre-booking required.

Saturday 3rd October 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Donald Campbell in charge.

Tuesday 6th October 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tour
A chance to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot, trams not in service can be viewed along with insights into the depots daily working. A driver will be your guide, departing from Seaton at 1100 - a ticket also includes a full Expolorer ticket for the rest of the day.

Friday 9th October 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Poetry Weekend
A poetry trail and the chance to write some of your own!

Sunday 11th October 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Large Scale Model Tram Operating
The Robert Whetstone model trams will be operating in the Great Exhibition Hall on this day.

Sunday 11th October 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Steve Waite in charge.

Friday 16th October 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Sunday 18th October 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Steve Waite in charge.

Friday 23rd October 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. Departing at 1900 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Saturday 24th October 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
Take a unique tram ride through the Axe Valley and Seaton Wetlands to see the ever changing birds which visit this area. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100 with local expert Donald Campbell in charge.

Friday 30th October 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
Be prepared for ghost stories as the tram runs north from Tower and North Pier to Little Bispham, Starr Gate and back to Tower and North Pier. For Halloween there will be three trips departing at 1730, 1900 and 2030 with a 75 minute tour included as part of the ticket which costs 10 per adult and 5 for children. Tickets can be booked online.

Saturday 31st October 2020 - East Anglia Transport Museum
Halloween
The museum opens between 1500 and 2100 as the woods come alive as Halloween is celebrated.

Saturday 31st October 2020 - Seaton Tramway
Halloween at the Tramway
Further details to follow.


November 2020

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
The final running of the Gold timetable for 2020 with trams running from Pleasure Beach to Fleetwood once more.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Polar Express Tram Ride
Take the tram from Seaton with this Polar Express experience by tram. Listen and sing along with all the songs, be served hot chocolate and cookies by the dancing chefs and meet Santa and his elves. Each child receives a gift. Special fares apply and pre-booking is highly recommended.


December 2020

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th December 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Polar Express Tram Ride
Take the tram from Seaton with this Polar Express experience by tram. Listen and sing along with all the songs, be served hot chocolate and cookies by the dancing chefs and meet Santa and his elves. Each child receives a gift. Special fares apply and pre-booking is highly recommended.

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Go and meet Santa at Tower and North Pier whilst a heritage tram service also runs along the Prom.

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Polar Express Tram Ride
Take the tram from Seaton with this Polar Express experience by tram. Listen and sing along with all the songs, be served hot chocolate and cookies by the dancing chefs and meet Santa and his elves. Each child receives a gift. Special fares apply and pre-booking is highly recommended.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Go and meet Santa at Tower and North Pier whilst a heritage tram service also runs along the Prom.

Friday 18th to Thursday 24th December 2020 - Seaton Tramway
The Polar Express Tram Ride
Take the tram from Seaton with this Polar Express experience by tram. Listen and sing along with all the songs, be served hot chocolate and cookies by the dancing chefs and meet Santa and his elves. Each child receives a gift. Special fares apply and pre-booking is highly recommended.

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Go and meet Santa at Tower and North Pier whilst a heritage tram service also runs along the Prom.

Sunday 27th December 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Limited Operation
Blow away those post-Christmas cobwebs with a limited service running on the Seaton Tramway.


January 2021

Friday 1st January 2021 - East Anglia Transport Museum
Happy New Year 2021
The chance to welcome in the new year with the operation of the trams, trolleybuses and railway at the East Anglia Transport Museum plus a free bus service to Lowestoft.

This page was last updated on Sunday 9th February 2020


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