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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


September 2018

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.


This page was last updated on Thursday 30th August 2018


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