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Events Diary

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!


Whilst some tramways have now reopened following their initial closure as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic it is highly unlikely any special events will be taking place for now. We will try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible but please keep up-to-date with the latest news for details of any events or check directly with the organisations involved before considering attending any event listed here.

September 2020

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
September Spectacular
Featuring the return to service of the Frigate on the Saturday and a Tram Procession on the Sunday. Promenade and Coastal Tours will also be taking place with pre-booking required. Visit https://blackpoolheritage.com/135th-anniversary-weekend/ for full details including how to book.


October 2020

Sunday 4th October 2020 - Crich Tramway Village
Eastern Bloc Car Club Visit - Wartburg Trabant IFA Club UK
Cars from the Wartburg Trabant IFA Club UK visit Crich with trams running between 1030 and 1700 giving unique photo opportunities.

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.


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 13th September 2020


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