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 January 2020

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Jan 2020: Model Railway Exhibitions

Longfield Academy, Main Road (B260), Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH.

Annual model railway show. Up to 30 layouts; trade stands; static displays, etyc.

Models

Sat 25th Jan 2020: Windsor International Toy Fair

Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JB.

Models

Sun 26th Jan 2020: Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair

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

10am – 1.00pm A traditional, friendly, British toy fair organised by collectors and hosted in the heart of rural West Sussex. Buy, sell and swap…

Models

Steam Rallies and Events in February 2020

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Feb 2020: Delivering the Goods

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

Four locomotives in action working passenger and goods trains.

Railways

Sat 22nd Feb 2020: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair

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

Models

Sun 23rd Feb 2020: Ardingly Autojumble

South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL.

Autojumble

Steam Rallies and Events in March 2020

Sun 1st Mar 2020: Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair

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

10am – 1.00pm A traditional, friendly, British toy fair organised by collectors and hosted in the heart of rural West Sussex. Buy, sell and swap…

Models

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Mar 2020: Days Out with Thomas

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

Thomas and The Fat Controller are coming all the way from the Island of Sodor for a day of family fun to celebrate 75 years of discovery, adventure and…

Railways / Thomas

Sat 14th Mar 2020: Spring Diesel Gala

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway 2020
Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire.
Tel: 023 8061 2020.

Miniature Railway

Sun 15th Mar 2020: GMES Open Day

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

Guildford Model Engineering Society's Stoke Park Railway event 2pm-5pm. Two miniature steam ‘ride on’ railway circuits will be running…

Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam / Open Day

Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Mar 2020: Spring Diesel & Beer Weekend

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

Railways

Fri 27th - Sun 29th Mar 2020: Diesel Gala

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Chinnor Station, Station Approach, Station Road, Chinnor, Oxfordshire.
Tel: 01844 353 535 / 07979 055 366.

We will be raising the roof with yet another diesel spectacular on the weekend. With an expected four or more locomotives operating and also selected locos…

Railways

Sat 28th Mar 2020: Steam Toy Rally

Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL.
Tel: 01252 795 571.

Hundreds of miniature steam-powered toys, old and new, will be on show. Bring along your working steam toy and you will be admitted free (one person per…

Miniature Steam / Models

Sun 29th Mar 2020: Spring Craft Fair & Car Rally

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

A special craft market to kick start the season. Entry prices include both the museum and the craft fair. A good chance to buy unusual Easter presents…

Classic Cars / Country Fayre / Industrial / Railways

Sun 29th Mar 2020: 181st Chertsey Ploughing Match

Wey Manor Farm, Byfleet Road, New Haw, Surrey, KT15 3JQ.
Tel: 01784 462 608.

Chertsey Agricultural Associations annual ploughing match. Heavy Horses, tractors and machinery ploughing. Ploughing commenced at 9:30am through to 2:30pm.

Tractors

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 Apr 2020: South East Bus Festival

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

Part of the Heritage Transport Show at Kent Showground.  

Buses

Sat 4th Apr 2020: Patrick Edwards Tractor Jumble & Spares Day

Langley Farm, Little Clanfield, Oxfordshire, OX18 2RZ.

Tractors

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

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

The annual spring gathering for pre-1956 cars only with an emphasis on pre 1940.

Classic Cars / Railways

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

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