steam rallies and events

Events in East England

The East of England was a major centre for the Royal Air Force and the US Air Force during the Second World War and there are museums reflecting this. However, a wide range of interests are covered, such as water pumping stations, gas works, traction engine builders and industrial railways.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the East of England region including Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Huntingdonshire.

Steam Rallies and Events in October 2018

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Oct 2018: Lowestoft Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition

Ormiston Denes Academy, Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4AH.
Tel: 01502 583 317.

The 5th Exhibition will showcase a diverse range of modelling. 100s of super exhibits trains, traction engines, clocks, trucks, military modelling, dolls…

Miniature Steam / Models

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Oct 2018: National Festival of Railway Modelling

East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6XE.
Tel: 01778 391 123.

Models

Sat 20th - Wed 31st Oct 2018: Halloween

Audley End Miniature Railway
Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JB.
Tel: 01799 542 134.

Trains run every half hour from 1400-1830 To Book Call 01799 542134 /01799 541354 (office hours only) or Tel: 01799 510726 from 1pm – 5pm Email:…

Halloween / Miniature Railway

Sat 20th - Sun 28th Oct 2018: Spooky Express

Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW.
Tel: 01263 733858.

Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun!  Free travel for every child when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult (max 2 per adult). …

Halloween / Railways

Sat 20th Oct 2018: Wheels by Lamplight

Ipswich Transport Museum
Old Trolleybus Depot, Cobham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9JD.
Tel: 01473 715 666.

An unusual and atmospheric event, as enthusiastic collectors illuminate the museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Open Day

Sun 21st Oct 2018: Final Fling

Long Shop Museum
Main Street, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4ES.
Tel: 01728 832 189.

Engines in steam and other visiting attractions.

Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Oct 2018: End of Season Steam Up

Minstergate, Thetford , Norfolk, IP241BN.
Tel: 01842 751 975 / 07504 477 934.

Visiting engines along with our own, plus model engines and much more.  Refreshments available in our Steamers Cafe. Free entry, open 10am to 3pm.

Models / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sun 28th Oct 2018: Halloween

Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TG.
Tel: 01525 373 888.

Come along for an atmospheric ride.

Halloween / Railways

Sun 28th Oct 2018: Classic Vehicle & Static Engine Day

Coalhouse Fort
Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 8PB.
Tel: 01375 677 764.

Classic Cars / Stationary Engines

Steam Rallies and Events in November 2018

Sun 18th Nov 2018: Classic Buses & Coaches

Ipswich Transport Museum
Old Trolleybus Depot, Cobham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9JD.
Tel: 01473 715 666.

An event focussing on the buses and coaches from the 1940s to the present day, with rides on museum and visiting vehicles. 11am–4pm

Buses

Sat 24th Nov 2018: Santa Steam

Nene Valley Railway
Wansford Station, Stibbington , Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6LR.
Tel: 01780 784 444.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 24th Nov - Mon 24th Dec: Christmas Specials

Audley End Miniature Railway
Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JB.
Tel: 01799 542 134.

Enjoy a magical family day out at the Audley End Miniature Railway this Christmas! Take our Santa Express into the woods to visit Father Christmas and…

Miniature Railway / Santa

Steam Rallies and Events in December 2018

Sat 1st - Mon 24th Dec 2018: Santa Steam Specials

Leighton Buzzard Railway
Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TG.
Tel: 01525 373 888.

Visit website for more details and booking. Take a 25 minute steam train ride over a historic narrow-gauge railway that’s almost 100 years old, and…

Railways / Santa

Sat 1st - Mon 24th Dec 2018: Steam Trains to Santa

Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW.
Tel: 01263 733 858.

Our Santa Train departs from Wroxham Station and travels to Aylsham Station where Santa and his railway sleigh are there to welcome everybody. …

Railways / Santa

Sun 2nd Dec 2018: Christmas Cracker

Ipswich Transport Museum
Old Trolleybus Depot, Cobham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9JD.
Tel: 01473 715 666.

The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. Seasonal decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you into the…

Open Day

Sat 8th - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Specials

Colne Valley Railway
Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, CO9 3DZ.
Tel: 01787 461 174.

Visit website for more information and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 8th - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Tram

East Anglia Transport Museum
Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 8BL.
Tel: 01502 518 459.

Visit website for more details and booking. Visit Santa by vintage tram – Take a unique and unforgettable trip to the woodland winter wonderland…

Buses / Santa

Sun 9th Dec 2018: Christmas Special

Main Street, Prickwillow, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4UN.
Tel: 01353 688 360.

The now popular sights sounds and tastes of the season. Craft stands for those last minute Christmas presents and visit Father Christmas. 

Industrial / Santa / Stationary Steam

Thu 27th Dec - Wed 2nd Jan: Mince Pie Specials

Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW.
Tel: 01263 733858.

Blow away the cobwebs after Christmas and enjoy a nine mile steam train journey through the Bure Valley countryside. For those feeling a bit more energetic,…

Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in February 2019

Sat 23rd Feb 2019: Dereham Model Railway Exhibition

Mid-Norfolk Railway
Dereham Station, Station Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DF.
Tel: 01362 690 633.

Models / Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in August 2019

Sat 10th - Sun 11th Aug 2019: Military & Flying Machines Show

Chigborough Farm, Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Essex, CM9 4RE.

Sat & Sun 10am-5pm

Aircraft / Military

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