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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!


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.

August 2020

Saturday 8th August 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Enthusiast Day
Pre-booking required on the Statfold Barn Railway website. Includes operation of Burton & Ashby 14. Only open to those aged 10 years and above with the grand opening of the new workshops also taking place. Re-scheduled from 21st March 2020.

Friday 21st August 2020 - Snaefell Mountain Railway
Snaefell Mountain Railway 125th Anniversary
Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Snaefell Mountain Railway.

Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August 2020 - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
August Bank Holiday Gold
Promenade and Coastal Tours will be taking place on all three days of this weekend - pre-booking is recommended with limited space on each tram. Please see this article for more details.

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

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Peppa Pig & George come to Statfold
With Peppa Pig and George making their very first appearance at Statfold Barn, Burton & Ashby 14 will again be running alongside steam train rides and other family activities. Re-scheduled from 11th and 12th April 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 - Statfold Barn Railway
Road and Rail Festival
With Burton & Ashby 14 in operation again along with the railways at Statfold Barn there will also be road steam, Land Rovers, Steam Saw Bench, American Trucks, vintage cars and motorbikes, tractors and trade stalls amongst other attractions.

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. There will also be a sale of books, journals and photographs including the chance to buy journals from the 1930s to 2000.

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.

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2020 - East Anglia Transport Museum
Trolleybus Weekend 2020
Including running until 2100 on the Saturday the East Anglia Transport Museum's annual trolleybus weekend where all available vehicles in the fleet will run. Park and ride service also runs along with bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft. Don't forget the usual tram service too!

Sunday 27th September April 2020 - Statfold Barn Railway
Wedding Fayre
If you are planning a wedding and like trams this day is for you! A large range of Staffordshire's premier wedding suppliers will be in the Roundhouse Venue at Statfold Barn between 1100 and 1400 and there will also be tram tours using Burton & Ashby 14 to the gardens. Entry is free but should be reserved at the following link. Rearranged from 5th April 2020.


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.

Saturday 3rd October 2020 - Heaton Park Tramway
Taster Tram Driving Experience Day
Between 1100 and 1630 a 30 minute Tram Driving Experience taster is available on this day. Pre-booking required.

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.

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 26th July 2020


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