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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 2021)
Crich Tramway Village
East Anglian Transport Museum
Heaton Park Tramway
Isle of Man
Seaton Tramway
Statfold Barn Railway
Anywhere else!


The events listed below are those which have been added to the organisations websites, although with the continuing Covid-19 situation in the British Isles are subject to change. At the time of last update no heritage tramway is operating and you are strongly advised to contact the organisation involved fbefore attempting to travel to any event listed.

April 2021

Friday 23rd April 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!

The Story Tram! runs between Seaton and Colyton and is a perfect experience for families and children 3 and under. It includes themed stories and action songs during the journey. For more details and how to book visit: https://www.tram.co.uk/the-story-tram.


May 2021

Friday 7th May 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!

The Story Tram! runs between Seaton and Colyton and is a perfect experience for families and children 3 and under. It includes themed stories and action songs during the journey. For more details and how to book visit: https://www.tram.co.uk/the-story-tram.

Saturday 8th May 2021 - Crich Tramway Village
Enthusiasts of British Motor Vehicles built before 1985

Vehicles from members of the Enthusiasts of British Motor Vehicles built before 1985 car club will be exhibited at the museum between 1000 and 1300. A normal tram service will also be in operation.

Saturday 29th May 2021 - Crich Tramway Village
MG Magnette Register Visit

There will be cars from the MG Magnette Register classic car club visiting Crich on this day. A normal tram service will also be in operation.


June 2021

Friday 4th June 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!

The Story Tram! runs between Seaton and Colyton and is a perfect experience for families and children 3 and under. It includes themed stories and action songs during the journey. For more details and how to book visit: https://www.tram.co.uk/the-story-tram.

Saturday 5th June 2021 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driver Experiences

Using Hull 96 (subject to availability) a Taster TDE costs 25 and is a 30 minute session covering two round trips on a short section of double track. To book visit http://hptramway.co.uk/events/.

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June 2021 - Seaton Tramway
24 Hour Tramathon

Trams running for a full 24 hours in aid of the Seaton Tramway Tramathon fundraising appeal. More details to follow on how you get involved.

Sunday 6th June 2021 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driver Experiences

Using Hull 96 (subject to availability) a Taster TDE costs 25 and is a 30 minute session covering two round trips on a short section of double track. To book visit http://hptramway.co.uk/events/.

Sunday 6th June 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
Cars in Strawberry Park

Variety of cars from vintage classics to modern day icons in the newly named show field "Strawberry Park". More details at https://www.statfold.com/carsinstrawberryparkjune.

Saturday 12th June 2021 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driver Experiences

Using Hull 96 (subject to availability) a Taster TDE costs 25 and is a 30 minute session covering two round trips on a short section of double track. To book visit http://hptramway.co.uk/events/.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th June 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
Enthusiast Day - Trangkil 50

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the last commercially built industrial steam locomotve in the UK - Trangkil no. 4. Burton & Ashby 14 should also be running. More details at https://www.statfold.com/trangkil50.

Sunday 13th June 2021 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driver Experiences

Using Hull 96 (subject to availability) a Taster TDE costs 25 and is a 30 minute session covering two round trips on a short section of double track. To book visit http://hptramway.co.uk/events/.

Saturday 19th June 2021 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driver Experiences

Using Hull 96 (subject to availability) a Taster TDE costs 25 and is a 30 minute session covering two round trips on a short section of double track. To book visit http://hptramway.co.uk/events/.

Sunday 20th June 2021 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driver Experiences

Using Hull 96 (subject to availability) a Taster TDE costs 25 and is a 30 minute session covering two round trips on a short section of double track. To book visit http://hptramway.co.uk/events/.

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
Giant Miniature Weekend

A "Not so Giant Miniature Weekend" will take place but there will still be plenty of steam filled action to keep everyone entertained. There will be miniature engines of all sizes operating alongside the narrow-gauge steam trains of the Statfold Barn Railway and, of course, tram Burton & Ashby 14. More details at https://www.statfold.com/giantminatureweekend.

Sunday 27th June 2021 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driver Experiences

Using Hull 96 (subject to availability) a Taster TDE costs 25 and is a 30 minute session covering two round trips on a short section of double track. To book visit http://hptramway.co.uk/events/.


July 2021

Sunday 4th July 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience

Your chance to get a taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Costs 50 for a return trip from Colyton to Colyford with departures at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Wednesday 7th July 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!

The Story Tram! runs between Seaton and Colyton and is a perfect experience for families and children 3 and under. It includes themed stories and action songs during the journey. For more details and how to book visit: https://www.tram.co.uk/the-story-tram.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
Enthusiast Day: 150 Years of the Quarry Hunslet

Belated birthday celebrations for the Quarry Hunslet which turned 150 in 2020. All lines should be running including the tramway and Burton & Ashby 14. More details and booking details at https://www.statfold.com/150yearsofthequarryhunslet.

Sunday 11th July 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience

Your chance to get a taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Costs 50 for a return trip from Colyton to Colyford with departures at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
Statfold 1940's Weekend

Be transported back to the 1940s including live music, military vehicles and, of course, all operating lines including the tramway! More details at https://www.statfold.com/1940sweekend>https://www.statfold.com/1940sweekend.

Sunday 25th July 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Tram

What better way to see the wildlife along the route of the Seaton Tramway than taking a tram for a special Bird Watching Trip. Lasting two hours with an expert on board to point out birds of interest. Departs Seaton at 1800.

Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th July 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
School's Out at Statfold

Activities for the children including unlimited rides. More details at https://www.statfold.com/schoolsoutsummer21.

Wednesday 28th July to Sunday 1st August 2021 - Isle of Man
Manx Heritage Transport Festival

No details yet available.

Saturday 31st July 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special

A magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom on board a tram from Seaton to Colyton. Special fares apply. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.


August 2021

Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th August 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
School's Out at Statfold

Activities for the children including unlimited rides. More details at https://www.statfold.com/schoolsoutsummer21. Friday 6th August 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!

The Story Tram! runs between Seaton and Colyton and is a perfect experience for families and children 3 and under. It includes themed stories and action songs during the journey. For more details and how to book visit: https://www.tram.co.uk/the-story-tram.

Saturday 7th August 2021 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driver Experiences

Using Hull 96 (subject to availability) a Taster TDE costs 25 and is a 30 minute session covering two round trips on a short section of double track. To book visit http://hptramway.co.uk/events/.

Saturday 7th August 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special

A magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom on board a tram from Seaton to Colyton. Special fares apply. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Sunday 8th August 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Tram

What better way to see the wildlife along the route of the Seaton Tramway than taking a tram for a special Bird Watching Trip. Lasting two hours with an expert on board to point out birds of interest. Departs Seaton at 1800.

Sunday 8th August 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
Classic Car Show

A variety of cars pre 1990 will be on show. The museum building will also be open and there will be a limited steam train service although no details of Burton & Ashby 14 running. More details at https://www.statfold.com/classiccarshow.

Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th August 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
Dino Days: How to Train Your Dinosaur

A part scripted and part improvised shows as your little explorers get to learn you to train their dinosaur! There will also be unlimited train rides and the museum will be open. More details at https://www.statfold.com/dinodays.

Friday 13th August 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special

A magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom on board a tram from Seaton to Colyton. Special fares apply. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Sunday 15th August 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Tram

What better way to see the wildlife along the route of the Seaton Tramway than taking a tram for a special Bird Watching Trip. Lasting two hours with an expert on board to point out birds of interest. Departs Seaton at 1800.

Friday 20th August 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special

A magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom on board a tram from Seaton to Colyton. Special fares apply. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Friday 27th August 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special

A magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom on board a tram from Seaton to Colyton. Special fares apply. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Saturday 28th August 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Edwin Starr Band at Seaton Tramway

Edwin Starr Band will be performing at Seaton Station with food and drink available. Doors open 1930, show begins 2030, door close 2300. More details at https://www.tram.co.uk/edwinstarr.


September 2021

Friday 3rd September 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!

The Story Tram! runs between Seaton and Colyton and is a perfect experience for families and children 3 and under. It includes themed stories and action songs during the journey. For more details and how to book visit: https://www.tram.co.uk/the-story-tram.

Saturday 4th September 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special

A magical journey to the Fairy Kingdom on board a tram from Seaton to Colyton. Special fares apply. Departures from Seaton at 1100, 1300, 1500.

Sunday 5th September 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience

Your chance to get a taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Costs 50 for a return trip from Colyton to Colyford with departures at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 2021 - Crich Tramway Village
Steampunk Weekend

The return of Crich's popular Steampunk weekend, organised in conjunction with Steampunks Always Welcome - Lincoln. Alternative history combined with science fantasy and fun for all the fmaily is promised and trams will be running too!

Saturday 11th September 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Tram

What better way to see the wildlife along the route of the Seaton Tramway than taking a tram for a special Bird Watching Trip. Lasting two hours with an expert on board to point out birds of interest. Departs Seaton at 0800.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
Road, Rail & Ale Festival

Intenisve train service including freight plus the tram line running (weather permitting) along with other visiting vehicles, music and entertainment. More details at https://www.statfold.com/roadrailale.

Sunday 12th September 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience

Your chance to get a taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Costs 50 for a return trip from Colyton to Colyford with departures at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Saturday 18th September 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Tram

What better way to see the wildlife along the route of the Seaton Tramway than taking a tram for a special Bird Watching Trip. Lasting two hours with an expert on board to point out birds of interest. Departs Seaton at 0800.

Sunday 19th September 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience

Your chance to get a taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Costs 50 for a return trip from Colyton to Colyford with departures at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.

Sunday 26th September 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience

Your chance to get a taste of driving a tram at the Seaton Tramway. Costs 50 for a return trip from Colyton to Colyford with departures at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530.


October 2021

Friday 1st October 2021 - Seaton Tramway
The Story Tram!

The Story Tram! runs between Seaton and Colyton and is a perfect experience for families and children 3 and under. It includes themed stories and action songs during the journey. For more details and how to book visit: https://www.tram.co.uk/the-story-tram.

Saturday 2nd October 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Tram

What better way to see the wildlife along the route of the Seaton Tramway than taking a tram for a special Bird Watching Trip. Lasting two hours with an expert on board to point out birds of interest. Departs Seaton at 0800.

Sunday 3rd October 2021 - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Motorcyle Day

An amazing display of classic motorcycles will line the streets of the museum along with the usual electric tram service. Entries will be welcome for any motorcycles built before 1996 with entry forms available from the summer.

Saturday 16th October 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Tram

What better way to see the wildlife along the route of the Seaton Tramway than taking a tram for a special Bird Watching Trip. Lasting two hours with an expert on board to point out birds of interest. Departs Seaton at 0800.

Monday 25th to Friday 29th October 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
School's Out at Statfold

Activities for the children including unlimited rides. More details at https://www.statfold.com/schoolsoutatstatfold-october21.

Saturday 30th October 2021 - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Tram

What better way to see the wildlife along the route of the Seaton Tramway than taking a tram for a special Bird Watching Trip. Lasting two hours with an expert on board to point out birds of interest. Departs Seaton at 0800.

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October 2021 - Statfold Barn Railway
Halloween Spooktacular

Lots of activities for all the family. More details at https://www.statfold.com/halloweenspooktacular.


June 2022

Saturday 11th June 2022 - Crich Tramway Village
SIGNALS Music Festival

The first music festival at the Crich Tramway Village has now been rescheduled for June 2022 - more details of acts appearing will follow at a later date. Tickets for the festival can be purchased at http://www.signalsfestival.co.uk/tickets. The museum will remain open to the public but some areas along the Woodland Walk and around the Bandstand will not be accessible.


This page was last updated on Saturday 10th April 2021


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