Coronavirus

Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

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 April 2020

Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Apr 2020: Branch Line Weekend

Bluebell Railway 2020
Sheffield Park Station, Sheffield Park, East Sussex.
Tel: 01825 720 800.

Railways

Sat 4th Apr 2020: Heritage Transport Show

Kent Showground, Detling, Nr Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF.

It will have on display over 700 vehicles including motorbikes, cars, tractors, commercials and many more, the highlights of the show includes the South…

Autojumble / Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sat 4th - Sun 5th Apr 2020: Day Out with Thomas

Kent & East Sussex Railway 2020
Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent.
Tel: 01580 765 155.

Visit website for more details and advance booking.

Railways / Thomas

Sat 4th Apr 2020: South East Bus Festival - cancelled

Kent Showground, Detling, Nr Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF.

Part of the Heritage Transport Show at Kent Showground. Next year's planned date is 10th April 2021.

Buses

Sun 5th Apr 2020: Spring Gathering

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

The South East’s biggest, longest-running and best-loved bus show is back and will be a fabulous day out for families and transport enthusiasts alike.…

Buses

Sun 5th Apr 2020: Vintage Car Show - Cancelled

Amberley Museum 2020
New Barn Road, Amberley, Nr Arundel, West Sussex.

Cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak. The annual spring gathering for pre-1956 cars only with an emphasis on pre 1940.

Classic Cars / Railways

Tue 7th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Day Out with Thomas

Kent & East Sussex Railway 2020
Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent.
Tel: 01580 765 155.

Visit website for more details and advance booking.

Railways / Thomas

Fri 10th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Railcar Rendezvous

Didcot Railway Centre 2020
Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire.
Tel: 01235 817 200.

See four pioneering railcars in action side-by-side.

Railways

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends here at the Watercress Line. Experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller…

Railways / Thomas

Fri 10th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Days Out with Thomas

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre 2020
Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Tel: 01296 655 720.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Miniature Railway / Railways / Thomas

Sat 11th Apr 2020: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair

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

Models

Sun 12th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Festival of Steam & Transport - cancelled

The Historic Dockyard , Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ.
Tel: 01634 823 800.

Event cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak. Alongside our Steam displays, Locomotives and classic cars throughout the ages, you will see; Traditional…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Miniature Steam / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Eggstravorganza

St James Park, St James Road, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5SD.

Family Fun Day with Organ Music and Fun Fair style rides. 12 noon-4pm

Fairground / Miniature Steam / Organs

Mon 13th Apr 2020: London Harness Horse Parade

South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL.
Tel: 01737 646 132.

The Parade in its present form is actually an amalgam of two traditional parades – the London Cart Horse Parade, which was founded in 1885, and the…

Heavy Horses

Sat 18th - Sun 19th Apr 2020: Crawley Model Railway Show

Tanbridge House School, Guildford Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1SR.

Sat – 10am-5pm, Sun – 10am-4pm.

Models

Sat 18th - Sun 19th Apr 2020: Miniature Steam Gala

Viables Craft Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 4RJ.

Basingstoke & District Model Engineering Society event.

Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam / Models

Sun 19th Apr 2020: Reading Vintage Toy Fair & Exhibition

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

Models

Sun 19th Apr 2020: Spring Heavy Horse Event

Harbridge Farm, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PW.

From 10.30am Heavy Horses working the land, wagon rides, ring displays, horses ridden and driven. With Free Parking and refreshments.

Heavy Horses

Sun 19th Apr 2020: Combe Mill at War – The 1940s Home Front

Combe Mill 2020
Blenheim Palace Sawmills, Combe, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire.
Tel: 01993 358 694.

Military / Stationary Steam

Sun 19th Apr 2020: Spring Steam Up

The Brickworks Museum 2020
Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Hampshire.
Tel: 01489 576 248.

The whole outside display area will again be bulging with steam exhibits including resident and visiting full size traction engines, scaled miniature…

Industrial / Railways / Stationary Steam / Steam and Vintage Rallies

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