steam rallies and events

Events in Wales

Wales was once home to a huge range of industrial activities – coal mining, iron working, slate quarries and the products were moved by railway or canal. It's all here – scenic narrow gauge railways, including the newly-opened Welsh Highland Railway, the National Slate Museum, Big Pit Mining Museum, Blaenavon Ironworks plus lots more. The scenery is great too!

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across Wales.

Steam Rallies and Events in December 2019

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

Ffestiniog Railway
Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01766 516 000.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

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

Llangollen Railway
The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych.
Tel: 01978 860 979.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: Santa’s Grotto

Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway
Cynheidre, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin.

Visit website for more details and booking. 10.30am – 3.10pm

Railways / Santa

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

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys.
Tel: 01938 810 441.

Visit website for more details and booking. Trains leave Llanfair Caereinion frequently to take adults and children to meet Santa and receive a gift. Mince…

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Bala Lake Railway
The Station, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01678 540 666.

Visit website for more details and booking. Trains will be hauled by two of our steam locomotives, suitably decorated. All trains will depart from Llanuwchllyn…

Railways / Santa

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: Santa Steam Trains

Corris Railway & Museum
Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys.
Tel: 01654 761 701.

Visit website for more information and booking.

Railways / Santa

Fri 13th - Fri 20th Dec 2019: Victorian Christmas

Aberdulais Tinworks & Waterfall
Aberdulais, Nr Neath, Neath Port Talbot.
Tel: 01639 636 674.

Wrap up and take a candlelit walk to the waterfall.  Mr & Mrs Claus will be greeting the children and hosting a festive story-telling evening.…

Industrial / Santa

Sat 14th - Sun 15th Dec 2019: Santa Specials

Fairbourne Steam Railway
Beach Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01341 250 362 .

Visit website for more details and booking.

Miniature Railway / Santa

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

Talyllyn Railway
Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01654 710 472.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Fri 27th Dec 2019: Llandudno Toy Train & Collectors Fair

Cymru, Llandudno Promenade, Llandudno, Gwynedd, LL30 1BB.
Tel: 01492 517 004 / 07867 524 737.

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Steam Rallies and Events in April 2020

Sat 4th - Sun 5th Apr 2020: Spring Steam Rally

Pembrey Country Park Miniature Railway
Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin.

Plenty of things to see, lots of visiting miniature road and rail steam engines. A day out for all the family

Miniature Steam / Models / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Fri 10th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Egg Hunt

Bala Lake Railway
The Station, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd.
Tel: 01678 540 666.

The challenge is to find all the Easter Eggs the White Rabbit has hidden around the railway. There’s a yummy chocolatey prize for every…

Railways

Sat 11th - Mon 13th Apr 2020: Easter Crankup

Internal Fire – Museum of Power
Castell Pridd, Tanygroes, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion.
Tel: 01239 811 212.

All museum engines running including the 4000hp Proteus jet engine, 32 ton Allen triple plus visiting engines in the field next door. 10.30am-5pm Further…

Stationary Engines / Stationary Steam

Fri 17th - Sun 19th Apr 2020: Day Out with Thomas

Llangollen Railway
The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych.
Tel: 01978 860 979.

Railways / Thomas

Sat 25th Apr 2020: Barley Saturday

Around the Town, Cardigan, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, .

Barley Saturday has since the 19th Century, been held on the last Saturday in April – it is an unique event in Cardigan. Barley Saturday saw farmers…

Classic Cars / Heavy Horses / Motorbikes / Tractors

Steam Rallies and Events in May 2020

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd May 2020: WW1 Weekend

Pembrey Country Park Miniature Railway
Pembrey Country Park, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin.

It is an annual event held on the site of what was once, one of the largest munitions factories of the Great war, on the picturesque coast of South West…

Military / Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam

Sat 16th - Sun 17th May 2020: Anglesey Vintage Rally

Anglesey Agricultural Showground, Gwalchmai, Ynys Mon, Anglesey/Sir Fon, LL65 4RW.
Tel: 07776 006 111.

20 Traction Engines & Steam Rollers, 150 Tractors, 100 Commercials, 150 Motorbikes, 150 Vintage & Classic Cars, 80 Stationary Engines, Trade Stands.…

Autojumble / Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Fire Appliances / Heavy Horses / Industrial / Military / Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam / Models / Motorbikes / Organs / Stationary Engines / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Mon 18th May 2020: Museums at Night

Internal Fire – Museum of Power
Castell Pridd, Tanygroes, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion.
Tel: 01239 811 212.

Annual evening event with no admission charges. The museum opens from 6pm-9pm and all exhibits will be running. Victorian dress if you fancy it!

Stationary Engines / Stationary Steam

Sat 23rd - Sun 24th May 2020: Great Little Trains Model Show

Ysgol Y Berwyn Secondary School (A4212), Bala, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, LL23 7RU.
Tel: 01678 540 666.

Models / Railways

Sun 24th - Mon 25th May 2020: Abergavenny Steam Rally

Bailey Park, Park Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, NP7 5PR.

A unique event in the UK Steam Rally Calendar because it takes place in a Park in the centre of Abergavenny which is a market town in the Usk Valley.

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

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