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All information provided on this page is done so in good faith and to the best of our knowledge is correct at the time of publication, you are however advised to check before travelling to any event. If you know of any event not listed on this page, or can correct any information already featured, please email.

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


February 2018

Monday 19th February - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Friday 23rd February - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Great British Night Out
Fish and Chips on board a heritage tram! Boards at 1900 at North Pier/Tower with departure at 1930 - food served on board. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold & TLRS Models at Lyric Hotel
Six trams operating between Starr Gate and Fleetwood from 1000-1700. In addition the annual TLRS model event will be taking place at the Lyric Hotel with a special stop close to the hotel.

Sunday 25th February - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Ian Waite. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.


March 2018

Sunday 11th March - Seaton Tramway
Mother's Day Special
Mum travels free with their family (at least one child must be travelling with each Mum)

Saturday 17th March - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Saturday 17th March - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Donald Campbell. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.

Sunday 18th March - Crich Tramway Village
Lincolnshire Morgan Club
Vehicles from the Lincolnshire Morgan Club will on display alongside the normal tram service.

Saturday 24th March - Statfold Barn Railway
Enthusiast Day
The first chance to ride on Burton & Ashby 14 in 2018 alongside various trains at this private railway. You must pre-book by visiting the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Monday 26th March - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Monday 26th to Thursday 29th March - Crich Tramway Village
Family Fun Activities
Family make do and mend activities in the Learning Centre. A normal tram service will run.

Friday 30th March - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Great British Night Out
Fish and Chips on board a heritage tram! Boards at 1900 at North Pier/Tower with departure at 1930 - food served on board. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April 2018 - Isle of Man
Rush Hour on the Railways
Events across the island's railways and tramways. Further details to follow.

Saturday 31st March to Monday 2nd April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Easter Gold
Heritage trams running between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood from 1000-1700 including six return trips to the northern terminus.

Saturday 31st March - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April 2018 - East Anglia Transport Museum
Easter Family Treasure Trail
With a normal tram, trolleybus and train service running start the season with a celebration of Easter. There will be a free fun treasure hunt, egg decorating and face painting.


April 2018

Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd April - Crich Tramway Village
World War II - Home Front/1940s Event
Crich heads back to the 1940s with a tram service running along with visiting period vehicles and re-enactors. There will also be live singers.

Sunday 1st & Monday 2nd April 2018 - Heaton Park Tramway
Eggstrams Special Easter
A family event with an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter colouring and a normal tram service.

Monday 2nd April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th April - Crich Tramway Village
Family Fun Activities
Family spring related and make do and mend activities in the Learning Centre. A normal tram service will run.

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th April - Beamish: The Living Museum of the North
Great War Steam Fair
The resident tram fleet will continue to operate around the museum circuit as the annual transport festival returns with a Great War theme once again. Around 120 exhibits will be in operation including steam locomotives, 26 road steam vehicles and up to 80 motor vehicles. A real sense of the Home Front will be on show with a fine selection of military vehicles. In addition there will be re-enactors across the museum.

Thursday 5th April - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram!
The "Seaton Pearl" will once again be setting sail along the Axe Estuary! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Friday 6th April - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Saturday 7th April - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Sunday 8th April - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Monday 9th April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Friday 13th April - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Sunday 14th April - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Sunday 15th April - Crich Tramway Village
Model Layout
The R Whetstone models will be displayed on a section of track in the Great Exhibition Hall. These will show a range of tramcars not represented in the full scale tramcar collection.

Sunday 15th April - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Ian Waite. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.

Saturday 21st April - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April 2018 - Heaton Park Tramway
Festival of Model Trams Extra
An enhanced service will run on the tramway to support the Festival of Model Tramways. There will also be a display of Heaton Park's own tram models and the Ashley Best models.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April - Greater Manchester Museum of Transport
Festival of Model Tramways
The 30th annual Festival of Model Tramways returns to Manchester with model tram layouts and sales stands. A free shuttle bus will run from near Victoria station to the event.

Saturday 21st April - Seaton Tramway
'Allo 'Allo An Evening at Cafe Rene - 4th Edition!
Take the tram from Seaton to Colyton for a meal at the Tramstop restaurant and an evening of entertainment from 'Allo 'Allo. Pre-booking required, special fares apply.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April - Crich Tramway Village
Conversations and Memories - a celebratory weekend
The new First World War commemorative sculptures along the Woodland Walk will have been installed and there will be art activities and demonstrations for adults and children. A production of Tickets Please by D H Lawrence will take place in the evening.

Sunday 29th April - Crich Tramway Village
Morgan Sports Car Club (Staffordshire)
With a normal tram service running the Morgan Sports Car Club will be displaying some of their vehicles.

Sunday 29th April 2018 - Heaton Park Tramway
Open Day
The chance to see what volunteers get up to at the Heaton Park Tramway and see behind the scenes in areas not normally open to the public.

Sunday 29th April - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Donald Campbell. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.

Monday 30th April - Crich Tramway Village
Knighton Historic Vehicle Club
This time it will be the Knighton Historic Vehicle Club who will be displaying their vehicles whilst a normal tram service runs.


May 2018

Friday 4th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Great British Night Out
Fish and Chips on board a heritage tram! Boards at 1900 at North Pier/Tower with departure at 1930 - food served on board. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
May Day Bank Holiday Gold
Six trams running between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood.

Saturday 5th May - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Sunday 6th & Monday 7th May - Crich Tramway Village
Beer and Bands at Crich
A combination of trams, music, local cask ales, cider, wine and gin.

Sunday 6th May - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Sunday 6th May - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Monday 7th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Monday 7th May - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May - East Anglia Transport Museum
1940s Weekend
The 1940s return to East Anglia with trams and trolleybuses running alongside visiting vehicles of the era. There will also be trade stands and a BBQ with a free Park and Ride service and bus services running to Lowestoft and Beccles. Museum is open from 1100 on both days with later opening to 1800 on Saturday 12th.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May - Statfold Barn Railway
Miniature Traction Engine Weekend
Another chance to ride on Burton & Ashby 14 alongside various trains at this private railway with a special weekend filled with steam. You must pre-book by visiting the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Sunday 13th May - Crich Tramway Village
Rover P4 Driver's Guild
Over 100 vehicles will be visiting from the Rover P4 Driver's Guild. A normal tram service will also operate amongst the cars.

Sunday 13th May - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Saturday 19th May - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Sunday 20th May - Crich Tramway Village
Model Layout
The R Whetstone models will be displayed on a section of track in the Great Exhibition Hall. These will show a range of tramcars not represented in the full scale tramcar collection.

Sunday 20th May - Crich Tramway Village
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club (Cheshire, York and North Staffs)
With a normal tram service running a selection of vehicles from the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club will also be visiting.

Sunday 20th May - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Friday 25th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Great British Night Out
Fish and Chips on board a heritage tram! Boards at 1900 at North Pier/Tower with departure at 1930 - food served on board. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Spring Bank Holiday Gold
Six trams running between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood.

Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June - Crich Tramway Village
Beside the Seaside
The seaside comes back to Derbyshire! A tram service will run featuring many Blackpool trams and there will also be a beach area including deckchairs and buckets and spades. Music will be provided by brass bands, the Flea circus returns and there will be Punch and Judy shows. The popular fun fair will also be on site.

Saturday 26th May - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Saturday 26th May - Seaton Tramway
An Evening with Dad's Army
Take the tram from Seaton to Colyton for a meal at the Tramstop restaurant and an evening of entertainment from Dad's Army. Pre-booking required, special fares apply.

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Monday 28th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Wednsday 30th May - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram!
The "Seaton Pearl" will once again be setting sail along the Axe Estuary! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Thursday 31st May - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.


June 2018

Friday 1st June - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Saturday 9th June - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Saturday 9th June - Statfold Barn Railway
Enthusiast Day
Another chance to ride on Burton & Ashby 14 alongside various trains at this private railway. You must pre-book by visiting the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Sunday 10th June - Crich Tramway Village
P6 Rover Owners Club
With a normal tram service running the P6 Rover Owners Club Northern National Show will also be taking place.

Wednesday 13th June - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Sheffield 15 will be in operation with Joseph the shire horse once again providing haulage. The tram will run between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. An additional fee of 1 per person will be charged.

Sunday 17th June - Crich Tramway Village
Model Layout
The R Whetstone models will be displayed on a section of track in the Great Exhibition Hall. These will show a range of tramcars not represented in the full scale tramcar collection.

Sunday 17th June - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day - Father's Day
Sheffield 15 will be in operation with Joseph the shire horse once again providing haulage. The tram will run between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. An additional fee of 1 per person will be charged. There will also be a Lunchtime special.

Sunday 17th June 2018 - Heaton Park Tramway
Father's Day Tram Driving Experience
Short taster tram driving experiences for 10.

Sunday 17th June - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Sunday 17th June - Seaton Tramway
Father's Day
Dad travels free with an accompanying paying child.

Friday 22nd June - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Great British Night Out
Fish and Chips on board a heritage tram! Boards at 1900 at North Pier/Tower with departure at 1930 - food served on board. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Totally Models
As well as a Gold timetable running on the tramway there will be model tram layouts and stalls at Rigby Road Depot.

Saturday 23rd June - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Friday 29th June - Seaton Tramway
The Return of Fawlty Towers
Take the tram from Seaton to Colyton for a meal at the Tramstop restaurant and an evening of entertainment from Fawlty Towers. Pre-booking required, special fares apply.


July 2018

Sunday 1st July - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Motorcycle Event
Classic bikes of all ages will be on site mingling with the normal tram service. There will also be prizes for "Best British Motorcycle", "Best International Motorcycle" and "Best in Show".

Monday 2nd July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July - East Anglia Transport Museum
Electric Dreams
Electric street transport - past, present and future. As well as the usual tram and trolleybus service there will be the latest in electric vehicles. A free Park and Ride and bus services to Lowestoft and Beccles using period buses with a BBQ also offered. Open from 1100 on both days with later opening until 1800 on Saturday 7th.

Saturday 7th July - Statfold Barn Railway
Family Day
Another chance to ride on Burton & Ashby 14 alongside various trains at this private railway. You must pre-book by visiting the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Sunday 8th July - Crich Tramway Village
Model Layout
The R Whetstone models will be displayed on a section of track in the Great Exhibition Hall. These will show a range of tramcars not represented in the full scale tramcar collection.

Sunday 8th July - Crich Tramway Village
The Leylands at Crich Gathering
A range of Leylands will be on display as the Leyland Society celebrate their 20th anniversary. A normal tram service will also run.

Sunday 8th July 2018 - Heaton Park Tramway
Tramtastic Day Out
An enhanced tram service will run along with photo line-ups and a procession. It is also hoped to commemorate 100 years of female emancipation by recreating an event photo which happened on the tramway.

Sunday 8th July - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Monday 9th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Friday 13th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Great British Night Out
Fish and Chips on board a heritage tram! Boards at 1900 at North Pier/Tower with departure at 1930 - food served on board. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Tram Sunday Weekend
Heritage trams running between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood throughout the weekend (only as far as Fisherman's Walk on the Sunday).

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July - Crich Tramway Village
Edwardian Event
Trams will be joined by re-enactors - including a Suffragette Rally - and there will be talks around themes such as gas warfare, grenades, the work of women and fashion from the period.

Saturday 14th July - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Sunday 15th July - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Monday 16th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 21st July - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Donald Campbell. Departs Seaton at 1800, returning at 2000.

Saturday 21st July - Seaton Tramway
An Evening with The Last of the Summer Wine
Take the tram from Seaton to Colyton for a meal at the Tramstop restaurant and an evening of entertainment from The Last of the Summer Wine. Pre-booking required, special fares apply.

Sunday 22nd July - Crich Tramway Village
Mercedes Benz Club
With a normal tram service in operation from 1200 there will be classic Mercedes cars on site as well.

Monday 23rd July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th July - Isle of Man
Manx Heritage Transport Festival
Events across the island's railways and tramways. Further details to follow.

Saturday 28th July - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1230, 1330 and 1430.

Sunday 29th July - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Monday 30th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Monday 30th July - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Sheffield 15 will be in operation with Joseph the shire horse once again providing haulage. The tram will run between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. An additional fee of 1 per person will be charged.

Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August - Crich Tramway Village
Summer Activities
Throughout the summer there will be a range of craft activities for the children alongside the usual tram service.

Tuesday 31st July - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram!
The "Seaton Pearl" will once again be setting sail along the Axe Estuary! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.


August 2018

Friday 3rd August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Saturday 4th August - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Saturday 4th August - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Ian Waite. Departs Seaton at 1800, returning at 2000.

Sunday 5th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Monday 6th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August - Crich Tramway Village
World War II - Home Front Event
A full tram service will be running throughout this event which will also include military vehicles and re-enactors.

Sunday 12th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Monday 13th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Monday 13th to Friday 17th August - Crich Tramway Village
Discovery Week
Chance for children to learn whilst having fun including Behind the Scenes at the Museum.

Tuesday 14th August - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Sheffield 15 will be in operation with Joseph the shire horse once again providing haulage. The tram will run between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. An additional fee of 1 per person will be charged.

Thursday 16th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Great British Night Out
Fish and Chips on board a heritage tram! Boards at 1900 at North Pier/Tower with departure at 1930 - food served on board. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Friday 17th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August - Crich Tramway Village
Model Tram and Railway Exhibition
As well as visiting model trams and trains there will be another chance to see a limited number of R Whetstone models running.

Saturday 18th August - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Saturday 18th August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram!
The "Seaton Pearl" will once again be setting sail along the Axe Estuary! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Sunday 19th August - Crich Tramway Village
Porsche Club GB 356 Register
Porsche vehicles from the Porsche Club GB 356 Register will be displayed from 1230 alongside the regular tram service.

Sunday 19th August 2018 - East Anglia Transport Museum
999 Emergency Services Day
Tram, trolleybuses and trains will run as normal alongside representatives from all four local emergency services. There will be displays and demonstrations throughout the day with both vintage and modern emergency vehicles in attendance.

Sunday 19th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Sunday 19th August - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Ian Waite. Departs Seaton at 1800, returning at 2000.

Monday 20th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Monday 20th to Friday 24th August - Crich Tramway Village
Wonderful Woods Week
Outside family events and activities based on eco and wildlife. Normal tram services will continue to run.

Tuesday 21st August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram!
The "Seaton Pearl" will once again be setting sail along the Axe Estuary! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Saturday 25th to Monday 27th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
August Bank Holiday Gold
Another chance to enjoy a Gold weekend in Blackpool with heritage trams running between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood.

Saturday 25th August - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Donald Campbell. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.

Sunday 26th & Monday 27th August - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Transport Gathering
A number of classic vehicles will be on display alongside the usual tram service.

Sunday 26th to Friday 31st August - Crich Tramway Village
Build in Bricks
An activity week with everyone's favourite play bricks which obviously can't be named! Tram services will run as normal.

Sunday 26th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Monday 27th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Tuesday 28th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure
Take the tram to Colyton to the dinosaur activity area including a fossil dig. The tram trip will include music and stories. Special fares will apply with pre-booking recommended. Depatures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Tuesday 28th August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram!
The "Seaton Pearl" will once again be setting sail along the Axe Estuary! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Friday 31st August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Your Fairy Godmother will take you on a magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom - by tram! Special fares apply with pre-booking advised. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.


September 2018

Saturday 1st September - Crich Tramway Village
Simply Trams
An intensive tram service will run (with up to 18 trams in action) and there will be rare photographic opportunities including some trams not often seen out of the depots and Great Exhibition Hall. Further details to follow in August. The R Whetstone models will also be displayed on a section of track in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th September - Isle of Man
Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary

Saturday 1st September
MER Motorman Lessons
Cars 1, 2, 32 & 33 on timetabled service
Parallel run to Groudle Glen using cars 1 & 2

Sunday 2nd September - Laxey Family Day
Family entertainment and village market
MER Car 1, Snaefell Car 1 and Douglas Bay Horse Tramway 1 at Laxey Station with photographic opportunities
Guided tours of Laxey and Snaefell Car Sheds
Travelling Post Office with commemorative first day covers
Evening slideshow and talk

Monday 3rd September
Special tram with two open wagons
Official launch of restored Ratchet Car 14
Parallel run from Ramsey to Douglas using cars 1 & 2

Tuesday 4th September
Derby Castle workshop tours and museum open
Night photography at Derby Castle yard with the four open crossbench cars posed
Re-enactment of mail collection from lineside mail boxes
Special tram with two trailers

Wednesday 5th September
Cars 1, 2 & 3 running shuttles to Groudle. Groudle Station building open and manned.
Tunnel cars on timetabled service
Opens cars 14 & 16 on a special evening service to Ramsey
Special tram with three wagons

Thursday 6th September - Special Timetable
Services operating to a 1975 timetable
Tram line up at Derby Castle before services commence in the morning
Unusual combinations of Cars and Trailers in use
Four goods wagons in service

Friday 7th Sepetmber: Anniversary Day - Special Timetable
Anniversary plaque unveiling at Groudle Station
Cavalcade of trams through Laxey Station
Special anniversary timetable
Illuminated tram and trailer on the timetabled evening service

Saturday 8th September
MER Mystery Tour
Open trams in service (subject to weather)
Unusual combinations of Cars and Trailers in service
Horse tram cavalcade and evening service

Sunday 2nd September 2018 - Heaton Park Tramway
Trans Lancs Vehicle Rally Extra
A three tram service is planned to operate on the tramway during the annual Trans Lancs Vehicle Rally which will see vintage buses, cars and other vehicles on display in the park.

Monday 3rd September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Tuesday 4th September - Crich Tramway Village
MG Car Club V8 Tour
More cars will visit Crich, this time it will part of the MG Car Club V8 tour from 1300. A tram service will continue to operate.

Thursday 6th September - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Sheffield 15 will be in operation with Joseph the shire horse once again providing haulage. The tram will run between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600. An additional fee of 1 per person will be charged.

Saturday 8th September - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1730, 1830 and 1930.

Saturday 8th September - Statfold Barn Railway
Enthusiast Day
Another chance to ride on Burton & Ashby 14 alongside various trains at this private railway. You must pre-book by visiting the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Sunday 9th September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Sunday 9th September - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Ian Waite. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.

Monday 10th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Thursday 13th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Great British Night Out
Fish and Chips on board a heritage tram! Boards at 1900 at North Pier/Tower with departure at 1930 - food served on board. Includes a tour of illuninations. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Sunday 16th September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Monday 17th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Anniversary Spectacular
As many heritage trams as possible will run both on a published timetable and as specials - just like the old days! Trams will also be displayed outside the depot, there will be tours of Rigby Road and Starr Gate Depots and a heritage bus service will also run.

Saturday 22nd September - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September - East Anglia Transport Museum
Trolleybus Weekend
All available vehicles from the trolleybus fleet will run alongside a normal tram service. A free Park and Ride service and bus services to Lowestoft and Beccles using period buses will be available. There will also be a BBQ, trade stands and a vehicle launch. Late opening until 2100 on Saturday 22nd (opening at 1200).

Saturday 22nd September - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Donald Campbell. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.

Sunday 23rd September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
Take the chance to drive a tram at the Seaton Tramway for 50 (guests 15).

Monday 24th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.


October 2018

Monday 1st October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 6th October - Crich Tramway Village
Steampunk Day
Steampunks return to Crich for a fun filled day. A tram service will run as usual.

Saturday 6th October - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000, 1100 and 1200.

Sunday 7th October - Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Wirral Bus & Tram Show
An extensive tram service will run alongside buses and other classic vehicles in this annual popular event.

Sunday 7th October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Ian Waite. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.

Monday 8th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Thursday 11th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Great British Night Out
Fish and Chips on board a heritage tram! Boards at 1900 at North Pier/Tower with departure at 1930 - food served on board. Includes a tour of illuninations. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 13th October - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000, 1100 and 1200.

Sunday 14th October - Crich Tramway Village
Model Layout
The R Whetstone models will be displayed on a section of track in the Great Exhibition Hall. These will show a range of tramcars not represented in the full scale tramcar collection.

Monday 15th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th October - Seaton Tramway
Halloween Tram of Terror
Travel on the tram from Seaton for a gruesome tram ride to spooky activities at Colyton Station. Hourly departures from Seaton between 1100 and 1500. Special fares apply with advance booking essential.

Sunday 21st October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
A unique bird watching trip on board a tram with local expert Donald Campbell. Departs Seaton at 0900, returning at 1100.

Monday 22nd October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Saturday 27th October - Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
Meet the Trammers
A chance to see behind the scenes at the historic Summer Hill Stables and to learn more about the daily lives of the horses. Entry is free but booking is highly recommended. Tours at 1000 and 1100.

Saturday 27th October - East Anglia Transport Museum
Halloween
A free treasure trail plus the late running of trams, trolleybuses and train into the evening.

Monday 29th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.

Monday 29th October to Saturday 3rd November - Crich Tramway Village
Starlight Spectacular
The lights are switched on and trams run into the early evening throughout the week. Also includes family fun activities.

Wednesday 31st October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Ghost Tram Halloween Special
A two hour ghostly experience on board a heritage tram in the company of Stephen Mercer, the Victoria Ghost Hunter. Departs Pleasure Beach at 1930 heading to Fleetwood and return. Special fares apply and all tickets must be pre-booked by contacting Emma on 01253 209 521 or emailing heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com with your contact details and they will call you.


November 2018

December 2018

Saturday 8th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Santa Specials
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600. A special heritage tram service will also be running.

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. A special heritage tram service will also be running.

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. A special heritage tram service will also be running.


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