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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!


January 2020

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
The first Winter Gold of 2020 with six trams expected to be in action between Pleasure Beach and Fleetwood.


February 2020

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th February 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.


March 2020

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.


April 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


May 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


June 2020

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 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.

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.


July 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


August 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.


September 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


December 2020

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.

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.

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.


This page was last updated on Sunday 5th January 2020


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