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 December 2018

Fri 14th Dec 2018: Carols in the Courtyard

Willesborough Windmill
Mill Lane, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QG.

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

Wind/Water Mills

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…


Wed 26th - Thu 27th Dec 2018: Christmas Leave

Mid-Hants Railway – The Watercress Line
The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG.
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…

Military / Railways

Sat 29th Dec - Tue 1st Jan: Mince Pie Specials

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

Beat those post Christmas blues with a steam train trip and seasonal at-your-seat refreshments. 


Steam Rallies and Events in January 2019

Tue 1st Jan 2019: New Year’s Day Event

Oxford Bus Museum
Station Yard, Main Road, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LA.
Tel: 01993 833617.

Free vintage bus riding extravaganza. Frequent buses throughout the day.


Tue 1st Jan 2019: Steam Only Charity Day

Swanley New Barn Railway
Swanley Park, New Barn Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7PW.
Tel: 0000.

Miniature Railway

Tue 1st Jan 2019: 10th Vintage Stony

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

Vintage Car & Motorcycle Festival 9.30am-2pm

Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Tue 1st Jan 2019: New Year’s Day Classic Gathering

Brooklands Museum
Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0SL.
Tel: 01932 857 381.

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

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes

Sun 6th Jan 2019: Croydon Aerodrome Aviation, Military & Model Show

Hallmark Hotel (former Aerodrome Hotel, next door to Airport House), Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 4LT.

10.30am-3pm 40 assorted tables, models books, diecast, Kit dealers.  Also the original airport control tower will be open for visits.


Sat 12th - Sun 13th Jan 2019: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition

Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LZ.

There will be more than thirty superb working model railway layouts with a well balanced coverage of scales, gauges and prototypes. An excellent selection…


Sun 20th Jan 2019: Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD.

10am–5pm There will be a free Historic Bus Service running regularly from Guildford Station to the Sports Park and back throughout the day.


Sat 26th - Sun 27th Jan 2019: 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.


Steam Rallies and Events in February 2019

Sat 9th Feb 2019: Windsor International Toy Fair

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


Sat 23rd Feb 2019: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair

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


Steam Rallies and Events in March 2019

Fri 8th - Sun 10th Mar 2019: Spring Steam Gala

Mid-Hants Railway – The Watercress Line
The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG.
Tel: 01962 733 810.


Sat 9th - Sun 10th Mar 2019: Spring Diesel Gala

Spa Valley Railway
West Station, Nevill Terrace, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY.
Tel: 01892 537 715.


Sun 17th Mar 2019: GMES Public Open Afternoon

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

Guildford Model Engineering Society Public Open afternoon 2pm-5pm. Our two miniature steam ‘ride on’ railway circuits will be running plus…

Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam / Open Day

Sun 24th Mar 2019: 180th Chertsey Ploughing Match

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

Chertsey Agricultural Associations annual ploughing match. With all types of ploughing, Heavy Horses, Donkeys, Iron Horses, Vintage Tractors & Modern…

Heavy Horses / Ploughing Match / Tractors

Sun 24th Mar 2019: HCVS Yew Tree Garden Centre Gathering

Yew Tree Garden Centre, Ball Hill, Nr Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0NG.

Gates open at 9.30, although Sunday trading laws mean the centre will not be open until 10.00am. Situated a couple of miles out of Newbury on the old Andover…

Commercial Vehicles

Sat 30th Mar 2019: 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

Sat 30th - Sun 31st Mar 2019: Days Out with Thomas

Didcot Railway Centre
Station Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ.
Tel: 01235 817 200.

Railways / Thomas

Steam Rallies and Events in April 2019

Fri 5th - Sun 7th Apr 2019: Vintage Diesel Gala

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Chinnor Station, Station Approach, Station Road, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4BZ.
Tel: 01844 353 535 / 07979 055 366.


Sat 6th Apr 2019: South East Bus Festival

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

Part of the Heritage Transport Show at Kent Showground.  


Sat 6th Apr 2019: 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

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