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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 December 2019

Sat 7th - Sun 22nd Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
5 Hithercroft Road, Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
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 7th - Sun 22nd Dec 2019: The Panto Express with Father Christmas

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

Visit website for more details with advance online booking now open.

Railways / Santa

Visit website for more details and booking.

Santa / Christmas Fayre

Sat 7th - Sun 15th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Rural Life Centre
Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey.
Tel: 01252 795 571.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Country Fayre / Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Green Father Christmas

Weald & Downland Living Museum
Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex.
Tel: 01243 811 348.

Visit website for more details and advance booking.

Santa / Christmas Fayre

Sat 7th - Sun 15th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Rural Life Centre
Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey.
Tel: 01252 795 571.

Visit website for more details and booking. Weekends only. The little ones will thoroughly enjoy riding on the train, seeing the Elves, the animals and…

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Sun 22nd Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Crampton Tower Museum
The Broadway, Broadstairs, Kent.
Tel: 01843 871 133.

Journey to the top of Crampton Tower, through the elves' workshop, to visit Father Christmas in his grotto. Kids of all ages enjoy our model railways…

Miniature Railway / Santa

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: Traditional Christmas

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

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

Santa / Christmas Fayre

Sat 7th Dec 2019: Christmas Fair

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

Mill exhibits closed.

Open Day / Stationary Steam

Sun 8th Dec: Ashington WEST SUSSEX Vintage Toy Fair Sunday 8th December

Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, West Sussex, RH20 3PG.
Tel: 07742 609 865.

Ashington, West Sussex Vintage Model Toy & Train Collectors Fair Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, Just off the A24, West Sussex,…

Models

Sun 8th - Sun 15th Dec 2019: Santa Day

Oxford Bus Museum
Station Yard, Main Road, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire.
Tel: 01993 883 617.

In his unique bus grotto and Free vintage bus rides.  

Buses / Santa

Sun 8th - Sun 22nd Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Mizens Railway
Barrs Lane, Knaphill, Nr Woking, Surrey.
Tel: 0208 890 1978.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Miniature Railway / Santa

Sun 8th - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Santa Cruises

Wey & Arun Canal
The Wharf (behind the Onslow Arms Public House), High Street, Loxwood, West Sussex.

 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 8th - Sun 22nd Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Moors Valley Railway
Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Hampshire.
Tel: 01425 471 415.

Most of the engines are in steam, the staff dress in Victorian costume and a very merry time is had by everyone including Father Christmas! Visit the website…

Miniature Railway / Santa

Sun 8th Dec 2019: GMES Open Day – Christmas

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

Guildford Model Engineering Society's Stoke Park Railway event. Model steam engines running on our two miniature railway circuits and 16mm Garden Railway…

Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam / Open Day

Every year on the second Friday in December, The Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza heralds the arrival of Christmas in the town, as though by magic it…

Fairground / Miniature Steam / Organs / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Visit website for more details and booking. 5pm – 7pm.

Wind/Water Mills

Sat 14th Dec 2019: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair

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

Models

Sat 21st - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Santa Cruises

Basingstoke Canal Centre
Mychett Place Road, Mychett, Surrey.
Tel: 01252 370 073.

Climb aboard our boat 'Rosebud' and take a gentle cruise to the start of the tinsel trail in the woods. Little ones lead the way and follow the…

Inland Waterways / Santa

Thu 26th - Fri 27th Dec 2019: Christmas at the Museum

Weald & Downland Living Museum
Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex.
Tel: 01243 811 348.

Visit the website for more details.

Open Day

Thu 26th - Fri 27th Dec 2019: Christmas Leave

Mid-Hants Railway – The Watercress Line
The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire.
Tel: 01962 733 810.

"We'll meet again, I do know where, I do know when, I know we'll meet again..." This Christmas, the Watercress Line invite you to join civilian…

Railways

Sat 28th - Sun 29th Dec 2019: Winter Steam Up

Spa Valley Railway
West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Tel: 01892 537 715.

Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in January 2020

Wed 1st Jan 2020: New Year’s Day Classic Gathering

Brooklands Museum
Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey.
Tel: 01932 857 381.

Everybody – whether you’re driving a 'Classic' or not – is welcome to the largest New Year’s Day Classic Gathering in the…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes

Wed 1st Jan 2020: 11th Vintage Stony

Market Square, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1BE.

Vintage Car & Motorcycle Festival 9.30am-2pm

Classic Cars / Motorbikes

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