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Events Diary

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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


August 2017

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 July 2017


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