steam rallies and events

Events in South West

The South West region has a fascinating industrial, mining and railway heritage. From Cornish tin mines to steam railways and many types of museums all set against the stunning scenery of the West Country.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the South West of England including Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Steam Rallies and Events in December 2019

Sat 7th Dec 2019: Winter Works Open Day

Crofton Beam Engines
Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Tel: 01672 870 300.

Static event, 10.30am-3pm.

Open Day / Stationary Steam

Sat 7th - Tue 24th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
Woody Bay Station, Martinhoe Cross, Parracombe, Devon.
Tel: 01598 763 487.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th Dec 2019: Chipping Sodbury Victorian Day

Town Centre, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, .

The streets will be lined with stalls from local charities and organisations and old time amusements, including a Ferris wheel, Helter Skelter and children's…

Fairground / Organs / Santa / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 7th - Tue 24th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Lappa Valley Railway
St Newlyn East, Newquay, Cornwall.
Tel: 01872 510 317.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Miniature Railway / Santa

Sat 7th - Tue 24th Dec 2019: Santa-by-Steam

South Devon Railway
The Station, Dart Bridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon.

Come and see Santa is special, unique Grotto on the train, with singing, magic, festive cheer and a present for all the children. Pre-booking essential,…

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: Victorian Christmas Weekend

Brunel’s ss Great Britain
Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, Bristol.
Tel: 0117 926 0680.

Step back in time as Brunel’s SS Great Britain is transformed into a Dickensian, winter scene complete with a beautifully decorated dockyard, Victorian…

Maritime / Christmas Fayre

Sat 7th - Mon 23rd Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Helston Railway
Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Helston, Cornwall.
Tel: 07901 977 597.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Tue 24th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Dean Forest Railway
Norchard Station, Forest Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire.

Sat-Sun & Christmas Eve. Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Tue 24th Dec 2019: Santa Express

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
Queens Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, Devon.
Tel: 01803 555 872.

Visit website for more details and advance booking.

Railways / Santa

Sun 8th Dec 2019: Christmas Fun Day

Helicopter Museum
Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Tel: 01934 635 227.

Come and see Santa arrive by helicopter, then meet him in his special Helicopter Grotto plus festive games, open cockpit, festive fayre. Pre booked Air…

Aircraft / Santa

Sun 29th - Mon 30th Dec 2019: Winter Steam Festival

West Somerset Railway
The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset.
Tel: 01643 704 996.

Railways

Steam Rallies and Events in January 2020

Wed 1st Jan 2020: New Year’s Day Steam Up

Westonzoyland Pumping Station
Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset.
Tel: 01278 691 595.

The museum in full steam with over 30 Stationary Steam Engines and Pumps on Display. Come and blow out the festive cobwebs and stand behind the Robey boiler…

Stationary Steam

Wed 1st Jan 2020: New Year’s Day Road Run

Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Junction 24 M5, Bridgwater, Somerset, .

All sorts of classic road vehicles participate in a run around the area. Gates open 0900. Road run from 1130.

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Tractors

Wed 1st Jan 2020: New Year’s Steam Up

Coldharbour Mill
Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon.
Tel: 01884 840 960.

The engines run between 11am-3.30pm. 1867 Beam Engine & 1910 Pollit & Wigzell horizontal mill engine in steam from Lancashire boiler. Mill Tours,…

Stationary Steam

Wed 1st Jan 2020: New Year’s Day Steam

Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Blunsdon Station, Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon, Wiltshire.
Tel: 01793 771 615.

Railways

Sat 4th Jan 2020: Winter Steam Up

Helston Railway
Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Helston, Cornwall.
Tel: 07901 977 597.

Railways

Sat 4th - Sun 5th Jan 2020: S&DRT Edington Model Railway Exhibition

Edington Village Hall, , Somerset, .
Tel: 01984 640 869.

The model railway exhibition has been a regular feature in our calendar for several decades which features layouts at various scales, Trust information…

Models

Sat 18th Jan 2020: Winter Works Open Day

Crofton Beam Engines
Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Tel: 01672 870 300.

Static event, 10.30am-3pm.

Open Day / Stationary Steam

Sat 18th Jan 2020: National Fairground Extravaganza

Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucestershire, GL3 2JH.

Free entry to one of the biggest model shows in the UK Slide shows, Showmen's transport, sales stands, grand prize raffle, hot & cold refreshments.…

Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Models

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Jan 2020: Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN.

Special Feature for 2020:  Nuffield, Marshall and Leyland Tractors Auction is on Saturday 25th January by HJ Pugh & Co.

Auction / Models / Tractors

Steam Rallies and Events in February 2020

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Feb 2020: Footman James – Great Western Classic Car Show

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN.

Attracting thousands of classic vehicle enthusiasts on their journey to restoration completion, the halls of the Royal Bath & West Showground are filled…

Classic Cars

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Feb 2020: Model Railway Exhibition

Common Lane, Yenston, Nr Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0NB.
Tel: 07970 113 270.

 Sat 10.00 – 17.00, Sun 10.00 – 16.00 The 15th Annual Exhibition always features several interesting layouts from various…

Models / Railways

Sat 15th Feb 2020: Winter Works Open Day

Crofton Beam Engines
Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Tel: 01672 870 300.

Static event, 10.30am-3pm.

Open Day / Stationary Steam

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