steam rallies and events

Events in South and South East

The South & South East region contains a large number of heritage museums, railways and attractions over a wide area from Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to Hampshire and across Berkshire and Surrey, East and West Sussex to Kent.

This area includes popular attractions such as the Bluebell, Isle of Wight and Kent and East Sussex steam heritage railways to Agricultural and working museums and key canal routes and museums.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions the South and South East region including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Isle of Wight and Surrey.

Steam Rallies and Events in October 2018

Sun 21st Oct: TransportFest

Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN.
Tel: 01932 837 994.

TransportFest is now a regular event at Brooklands, this year featuring 1930s buses, but any interesting historic commercial vehicle would be welcome. …

Buses

Sun 21st Oct 2018: GMES Public Open Afternoon

GMES site, Stoke Park, London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1TU.
Tel: 01483 536 937.

Guildford Model Engineering Society Open Afternoon. Model steam engines running on our two miniature railway circuits and 16mm Garden Railway and 4mm (00)…

Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam / Open Day

Sun 21st Oct 2018: Halloween Steam Up

Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Hampshire, SO31 7HB.
Tel: 01489 576 248.

Usually the biggest Steam-up Sunday of the year. All our resident traction engines and road rollers will be home again after the summer away plus friends…

Halloween / Industrial / Miniature Steam / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sun 21st Oct 2018: Woodcrafts at Combe

Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8ET.
Tel: 01993 358 694.

Come and see an interesting range of demonstrations of wood craft.  There will be demonstrations by hurdle makers, chair makers and pole lathers,…

Country Fayre / Stationary Steam

Fri 26th Oct 2018: Halloween Spectacular

Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB.
Tel: 01494 871 117.

Visit website for more details and booking. 5pm-9pm

Halloween / Open Day

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Oct 2018: Spooks & Ghouls

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Chinnor Station, Station Approach, Station Road, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4BZ.
Tel: 01844 353 535 / .

Also 25th October.

Halloween / Railways

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Oct 2018: Spooky Halloween Trains

Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
5 Hithercroft Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9GQ.
Tel: 01491 835 067.

Dress up if you care, be there if you dare! Watch out for ghosts, rattling bones and spiders of different sizes to meet all tastes. Look out for the spooky…

Halloween / Railways

Sat 27th Oct 2018: Halloween Fright Night!

Isle of Wight Steam Railway
The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS.
Tel: 01983 882 204.

Halloween / Railways

Sun 28th Oct 2018: Collectomania

The Grange, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9BD.

Models

Sun 28th Oct 2018: Reading Vintage Toyfair & Exhibition

Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ.

Models

Steam Rallies and Events in November 2018

Based around Hook Norton and includes a visit to Hook Norton Brewery. The run is always held for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Steam and Vintage Rallies

Enjoy a magical trip down the canal to meet Father Christmas in his grotto. Children receive a present from Santa and there are festive refreshments for…

Inland Waterways / Santa

Thu 29th Nov 2018: Warwick Victorian Evening

Warwick Town Centre, Warwick, Hertfordshire, CV34 4BJ.

There will be attractions throughout the town centre including a traditional carousel, ferret racing, traction engines, fire spinners, children’s…

Fairground / Organs / Santa

Fri 30th Nov - Sun 16th Dec: Victorian Christmas

Milton Keynes Museum, McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5EL.
Tel: 01908 316 222.

Visit website for more details and booking. We’ll be turning back the clock by a century to recapture the sparkle, fun, warmth and wonder of a true…

Open Day / Santa

Steam Rallies and Events in December 2018

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Dec 2018: Traditional Christmas

Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB.
Tel: 01494 871 117.

Special winter opening for a festive traditional Christmas weekend. Visit the website for more details.

Santa

Sat 1st - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Festive Days Out with Thomas

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4BY.
Tel: 01296 655 450.

Visit website for more details and advance booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 1st - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Specials

Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
5 Hithercroft Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9GQ.
Tel: 01491 835 067.

Trains run at weekends only during this period. Celebrate Christmas in a traditional and family friendly way. Santa will ride on the train, visiting children…

Railways / Santa

Sat 1st - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Specials

The Wall, Sittingbourne Retail Park, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2XD.
Tel: 07973 192 938.

Weekends only. Visit website for more information and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 1st - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Specials

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Chinnor Station, Station Approach, Station Road, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4BZ.
Tel: 01844 354 117.

Weekends only. Visit website for more information and booking. Steam Hauled Santa Specials. Children receive a present from Father Christmas and adults…

Railways / Santa

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

Isle of Wight Steam Railway
The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS.
Tel: 01983 882 204.

Mainly weekends plus 21 & 24 Dec. Visit website for more information and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 1st Dec 2018: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair

Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RG.

Models

Sun 9th - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Cruises

Wey & Arun Canal
The Granary, Flitchfold Farm , Loxwood, West Sussex, RH14 0RH.

 Children can meet Santa and receive an early Christmas present, with festive refreshment on board. We set sail at 11am, 12noon and 2pm. Further details…

Inland Waterways / Santa

Sun 9th Dec 2018: GMES Public Open Day – Christmas Event

GMES site, Stoke Park, London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1TU.
Tel: 01483 536 937.

Guildford Model Engineering Society Open Afternoon. Model steam engines running on our two miniature railway circuits and 16mm Garden Railway and 4mm (00)…

Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam / Open Day

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