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All information provided on this page is done so in good faith and to the best of our knowledge is correct at the time of publication, you are however advised to check before travelling to any event. If you know of any event not listed on this page, or can correct any information already featured, please email.

Events are colour coded by location as follows:

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North (please note only major transport based events feature on this page, for a full list of events visit the Beamish website)
Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Crich Tramway Village
East Anglian Transport Museum
Heaton Park Tramway
Isle of Man
North Eastern Electrical Traction Trust
Seaton Tramway
Statfold Barn Railway
Light Rail systems/other locations


March 2019

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
Six trams will run every 15 minutes between Starr Gate and Bispham with regular journeys also running to Fleetwood. The Shop Tram will also be at North Pier for all those tram related gifts.

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March - Statfold Barn Railway
Statfold Enthusiasts' Weekend
A chance to ride on Burton & Ashby 14 during this Enthusiasts' Weekend. All the other lines on site will also be in operation. Over 10s only with pre-booking required which can be done on the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Sunday 24th March - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Saturday 30th March - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Sunday 31st March - Heaton Park Tramway
Mother's Day TDE's
What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with a Tram Driving Experience? Costs 15.

Sunday 31st March - Seaton Tramway
Mother's Day
Mum's travel free with an accompanying child.


April 2019

Sunday 7th April - Crich Tramway Village
BMW i3 Car Club
BMW electric cars will be visiting Crich and can be seen amongst electric transport from a different era with a standard tram service in operation.

Sunday 7th April - Heaton Park Tramway
Season Startup!
Further details to follow.

Wednesday 10th April - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th April - Beamish: The Living Museum of the North
Great North Steam Fair
Transport of all shapes and sizes operating around the extensive museum site including the tramway. Many visiting vehicles will be in action on both road and the various railways including the confirmed loan trams Blackpool & Fleetwood Box 40 and Manchester 765.

Friday 12th April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Friday 12th April - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 13th April - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Seaton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Sunday 14th April - Crich Tramway Village
Model Trams Operating
Alongside the usual tram service outside the David Gould model tram layout will be running in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Sunday 14th April - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April - Crich Tramway Village
Family Spring Crafts
Craft activities available alongside the usual tram service.

Friday 19th April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold Easter weekend.

Friday 19th April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April - Isle of Man
Rush Hour on the Railways
Four days of enthusiast events across the Isle of Man's heritage railways and tramways with many events taking place on the Manx Electric Railway.

Friday 19th April
* Manx Electric Railway Parallel Run: 9 will parallel run with the 0940 from Derby Castle as far as Laxey.
* Manx Electric Railway Motorman Taster Lessons: Using 9 between Laxey and Lewaigue with departures at 1050, 1250 and 1450. Pre-booking require. 25 per person.
* MER Open Wagons: 5 with wagon 8 on the 0840, 1140 and 1340 from Derby Castle and 7 with wagon 10 leaving Derby Castle at 1040 and 1410.
* MER Museum Open

Saturday 20th April
* Named Trains: All locomotives on the Isle of Man Steam Railway will carry special headboards.
* The Works Vintage Bus Tour: Visiting Bus Vannin, Steam Railway, Manx Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway workshops. Meet at Douglas Railway Station at 0930 (return by 1600). Pre-booking required. 25 per person.
* Stamps on the Steam Railway: 0950 from Douglas and 1130 return from Port Erin will feature a TPO.
* Great Laxey Mine Railway in operation
* Groudle Glen Railway: In operation with Easter Bunny Trains and Easter Egg Hunt.

Sunday 21st April
* Manx Electric Railway Intensive Service: Running between 0840 and 1755.
* Stamps on the MER and SMR: Using Mail Van 4 on 0910 departures from Derby Castle. After visiting Ramsey the van will be on display at Laxey.
* Manx Electric Railway Photography Evening at Derby Castle Yard: Specially posed vehicles, cameo scenes and wealth of photographic opportunities between 1900 and 2100.
* Douglas Workshop, Running Shed and Signal Box Tours: Tours at 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300 and 1400 of the Steam Railway sheds. Pre-booking required at a cost of 6.
* Dining Car Easter Sunday Lunch and Afternoon Tea: On the Steam Railway with pre-booking required.

Monday 22nd April
* Manx Electric Railway Derby Castle Yard Tours: Tours of Derby Castle MER Yard at 1115, 1215, 1415 and 1515 for a look at different types of tram, how they work and are maintained. Items of rolling stock not currently in use will be displayed and newly refurbished horse trams will also be on display. Pre-booking required at a cost of 6.
* Copper Caps to Castletown: 0950 depature from Douglas will be banked with Goods stock as far as Castletown hauled by locos 8, 13 or 15. The Good stock and one loco will remain in Castletown for shunting and posed photography in the station.
* Groudle Glen Railway: In operation with Easter Bunny Trains and Easter Egg Hunt.

* Full details of the events can be found in the leaflet.

Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April - Seaton Tramway
Gilbert's Easter Egg Hunt
Help find the eggs of Seaton stationmater Gilbert's goose!

Friday 19th April - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd April - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Easter Gold
Six trams are due to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus several trips through to Fleetwood. Plus don't miss the Easter Tram! A "B" fleet Balloon will be decorated on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April.

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April - East Anglia Transport Museum
Easter Family Treasure Trail 2019
With the usual tram, trolleybus and train services in operation the 2019 season starts with a free treasure hunt ending in prizes for children along with egg decoaring and face painting.

Saturday 20th April - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April - Crich Tramway Village
World War II Home Front
Crich heads back to the Second World War with a regular tram service (likely to use trams which ran during WWII) in action alongside re-enactors, music, activities and vehicles from the time. There will also be wartime entertainment and a replica Spitfire will be on display.

Monday 22nd April - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Saturday 27th April - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Sunday 28th April - Crich Tramway Village
Drive it Day - Citroen 2VC Car Club Visit
A day to raise awareness of the classic vehicle movement in the UK and to celebrate the Citroen 2CV Club will be visiting Crich. A normal tram service will run in between the cars providing plenty of unique photo opportunities.


May 2019

Friday 3rd May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
May Day Holiday Gold
Six trams are due to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus several trips through to Fleetwood.

Saturday 4th May - Heaton Park Tramway
First Saturday Operation
The first Saturday of operation on the Heaton Park Tramway. Service operates between 1200 and 1700.

Sunday 5th & Monday 6th May - Crich Tramway Village
Beer and Bands
The usual tram service will be in operation along with a variety of music styles and sample local cask ales with a variety of spirits and soft drinks too.

Sunday 5th May - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Monday 6th May - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Monday 6th May - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Thursday 9th May - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
The first chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May - East Anglia Transport Museum
50's Seaside Celebration
Marking the 60th anniversary of the closure of Hastings trolleybus system it is planned to launch back into service after restoration Hastings trolleybus 34 - which was the final trolleybus in that town. All south coast trolleybuses should be in service along with visiting buses from the area including one special visiting vehicle from Hastings (subject to availability). Free Park and Ride service and free bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft. There will also be a BBQ, music and dancing from the 1950s, trade stands and static exhibits. Anyone who comes dressed in 1950s clothing gets a discount.

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May - Statfold Barn Railway
Giant Miniature Weekend
The fourth annual Giant Miniature Weekend with over 100 miniature engines from across the UK in steam alongside the narrow gauge steam trains of the Statfold Barn Railway and Burton & Ashby 14 will also be in operation. Tickets are cheaper booked in advance but on the gate tickets are available for this event. Bookings can be made on the Statfold Barn Railway website.

Sunday 12th May - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Tuesday 14th May - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Sunday 19th May - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Transport Gathering
Featuring pre-booked classic vehicles built before 1986. A normal tram service will also be running.

Sunday 14th April - Crich Tramway Village
Model Trams Operating
Alongside the usual tram service outside the Robert Whetsone Tatra model tram layout will be running in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Sunday 19th May - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Friday 24th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Friday 24th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Spring Bank Holiday Gold
Six trams are due to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus several trips through to Fleetwood.

Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June - Crich Tramway Village
Beside the Seaside
The seaside returns to Crich once again for a nine day spectacular. As well as the usual tram service in operation (with Blackpool trams likely to feature heavily) there will be a funfair alongside many other seaside atttactions.

Sunday 26th May - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Monday 27th May - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Monday 27th May - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Tuesday 28th May - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Wednesday 29th May - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Thursday 30th May - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Friday 31st May - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Friday 31st May - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.


June 2019

Sunday 9th June - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Tuesday 11th June - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Sunday 16th June - Crich Tramway Village
Model Trams Operating
Alongside the usual tram service outside the David Gould model tram layout will be running in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Sunday 16th June - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Sunday 16th June - Seaton Tramway
Father's Day
Dad's travel free with an accompanying child!

Friday 21st June - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd June - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Totally Models at Rigby Road
As well as a Gold timetable in operation on the Prom - with at least six trams running from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus extended journeys to Fleetwood - there will be a models exhibition and trade stalls in Rigby Road Depot.

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June - Crich Tramway Village
Vintage Weekend
Music, vehicles and activities from the 1950s and 1960s will feature over this weekend which will, of course, also include a tram service.

Tuesday 25th June - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Sunday 30th June - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Sunday 30th June - Crich Tramway Village
Toyota Sera Club
The Toyota Sera Club will be visiting and exhibiting their vehicles throughout the day.


July 2019

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July - East Anglia Transport Museum
Eastern Transport Collection 50th Anniversary Event
Marking the 50th anniversary of the formation of Eastern Transport Collection including as many former Eastern Counties visiting buses as possible as well as other vehicles from local operators. Free Park and Ride service and free bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft. There will also be a BBQ, trade stands, static exhibits and visiting vehicles.

Sunday 7th July - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Motorcycle Day
Run in conjunction with the Vincent Motorcycle Club the tramway will be visited by plenty of pre-booked classic motorcycles built before 1995. Tram service in operation as usual as well.

Sunday 7th July - Crich Tramway Village
Model Trams Operating
Alongside the usual tram service outside the David Gould model tram layout will be running in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Sunday 7th July - Heaton Park Tramway
Tramtastic 2019
Full details to be announced but will include an enhanced tram service, photo line-ups and a procession.

Sunday 7th July - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Tuesday 9th July - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Friday 12th July - Seaton Tramway
ABBA Tribute "Take a chance on Us"
An ABBA tribute act will be performing along with food and a licenced bar at Claude's at Seaton Station.

Sunday 14th July - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Monday 15th July - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Friday 19th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Tram Sunday Weekend
At least six trams will be running with an expected enhanced service all the way through to Fleetwood Ferry (on Saturday) and Fisherman's Walk (Sunday).

Sunday 21st July - Crich Tramway Village
Crime at Crich
Visit Crich, see the trams and solve the clues to find out who committed the crime!

Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July - Isle of Man
Manx Heritage Transport Festival
Enthusiats tours, special photographic opportunities and other events across the Isle of Man's eclectic mix of heritage railways and tramways. Further details to follow.

Thursday 25th to Wednesday 31st July - Crich Tramway Village
Build in Bricks
Following on from the succesful event in 2018 - which included the construction of a Lego image of a tram at the Bandstand - this week features family activities on the Hello Summer theme. Tram service operates as normal.

Friday 26th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Friday 26th July - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Saturday 27th July - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Sunday 28th July - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Seaton at 1800. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August - Crich Tramway Village
Hello Summer
Summer craft activities will be available with the usual tram service also in operation.

Wednesday 31st July - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.


August 2019

Friday 2nd August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Sunday 4th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Monday 5th to Friday 9th August - Crich Tramway Village
Make-do-and-Mend
More activities this time on the theme of Make-do-and-Mend. And, you've guessed, the normal tram service will also be running.

Monday 5th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Wednesday 7th August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Friday 9th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Friday 9th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th August - Crich Tramway Village
World War II Home Front
The second of the annual World War II Home Front events including trams from the period running alongside re-enactors, live music and other vintage vehicles.

Sunday 11th August - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 1800. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Sunday 11th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Monday 12th to Friday 16th August - Crich Tramway Village
Discovery Week
Learning from craft activities for the children as the school holidays continue. Tram service runs as normal too.

Wednesday 14th August - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Wednesday 14th August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Friday 16th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Friday 16th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700.

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August - Crich Tramway Village
Tram and Railway Models Weekend
Model tram and railway layouts on display in the Great Exhibition Hall, Workshop Gallery and Learning Centre. Full sized trams will continue to run outside too.

Sunday 18th August - East Anglia Transport Museum
999 Emergency Services Day 2019
Examples from all local emergency services will be present with displays and demonstrations. This will include vintage vehicles and state of the art equipment. Free Park and Ride service plus free bus services to Lowestoft.

Sunday 18th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August - Crich Tramway Village
Woodland Week
Lots of family activities exploring nature and woodland. Tram service runs too.

Wednesday 21st August - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Seaton at 1800. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Wednesday 21st August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Friday 23rd August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Green Enhanced Timetable
Four trams will run between Pleasure Beach and Bispham from 1000 until 1700 as the perfect warm-up to a full Gold weekend timetable.

Friday 23rd August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Saturday 24th to Monday 26th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
August Bank Holiday Gold
Six trams are due to be in service from Pleasure Beach to Bispham plus several trips through to Fleetwood. Plus on Sunday 25th August there is due to be an Open Day at Rigby Road Depot featuring behind the scenes tours, trams and other vintage vehicles on display and a heritage bus service.

Saturday 24th August - Seaton Tramway
The Bohemians Queen Tribute
An internationally renowned Queen tribute band will be performing with food and licenced bar available at Claude's in Seaton Station.

Sunday 25th to Monday 26th August - Crich Tramway Village
Classic Transport Gathering
With vehicles built before January 1979 visiting there will be chances for unique photo opportunities with trams running alongside.

Sunday 25th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.

Monday 26th August - Seaton Tramway
The Dinosaur Tram Adventure!
On this trip you will head back in time to the time of the dinosaur's with a fully interactive ride featuring music and stories with a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton. Each child will also receive a dinosaur goody bag. Ticket also allows travel back to Seaton on any tram. Departures from Seaton at 1100 and 1400.

Tuesday 27th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ride the Lights Illumination Tours
With the special Ride the Lights events taking place giving people the chance for a sneaky peek at the 2019 illuminations special illumination tours will run between 1800 and 2100.

Wednesday 28th August - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Launch of Standard 143
Subject to completion of restoration the Fylde Transport Trust's Standard 143 will be officially launched into service on this day. Further details to follow.

Wednesday 28th August - Seaton Tramway
Pirate Tram - The Seaton Pearl
The Seaton Pearl - aka "Boat Car" no. 4 - will be setting sail from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 with a pirate filled journey to Colyton and back.

Friday 30th August - Seaton Tramway
The Fairy Special
Departing from Seaton at 1100 and 1400 this tour takes you on a trip to the Fairy Kingdom with an interactive show included as you seek to save the Fairy Prince. Children receive a Fairy Goody Bag and there is also a tea party.


September 2019

Tuesday 3rd September - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Friday 6th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Sunday 8th September - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Sunday 8th September - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Sunday 8th September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Friday 13th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September - Crich Tramway Village
Steampunk Weekend
Alternative history combined with science fantasy as Steampunk returns to Crich for a full weekend. There will be activities, music, Steampunk re-enactors and traders plus the usual tram service.

Sunday 15th September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Monday 16th September - Crich Tramway Village
Horse Tram Day
Another chance for 2019 to travel on Sheffield 15. The tram will be running between 1100 and 1300 and 1400 and 1600 with an additional charge of 1 per passenger. Electric tram service will also be running alongside.

Tuesday 17th September - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Friday 20th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September - Crich Tramway Village
Crich 60
A special two day event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Crich site becoming home to what we now know as the Crich Tramway Village. With most operational trams running over the two days and unique photo opportunities this is the main enthusiast weekend of the year at Crich. The Robert Whetstone Tatra layouts will also be operating in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September - East Anglia Transport Museum
Trolleybus Weekend 2019
All available trolleybuses will run over this weekend including after dark running (until 2100) on the Saturday. Free Park and Ride service and free bus services to Beccles and Lowestoft. There will also be a BBQ, trade stands, statis exhibits and visiting vehicles.

Sunday 22nd September - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Sunday 22nd September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.

Friday 27th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
September Spectacular
The most intensive service for Heritage Tram Tours in 2019 with trams in service along the entire length of the Blackpool Tramway. Depot tours, trams on display and free heritage bus services are also expected to feature. There will also be a two tram heritage service on the afternoon of Friday 27th September.

Sunday 29th September - Seaton Tramway
Driver's Eye Experience
A taste of driving a tram with approximately 20 minutes driving time for 60. You will get the chance to drive between Colyton and Colyford stations. Departures from Colyton at 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430 and 1530. Cost 60 plus 15 per guest (max. of 6 guests) including an Explorer ticket.


October 2019

Tuesday 1st October - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Friday 4th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Sunday 6th October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Ian Waite the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Friday 11th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Sunday 13th October - Crich Tramway Village
Model Trams Operating
Alongside the usual tram service outside the David Gould model tram layout will be running in the Great Exhibition Hall.

Friday 18th October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.

Tuesday 22nd October - Seaton Tramway
Riverside Depot Tours
An opportunity to see behind the scenes at Riverside Depot. Starting at Seaton terminus a tram will take you to the depot where a 20 minute tour will allow you to see the inner workings of the depot, including the metal and wood workshops, as well as those trams not in service on the day plus those currently out of service. A tram then takes you to Colyton with your ticket then allowing unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Tours leave Seaton at 1100 and 1400. Tickets cost 14.95 per person.

Saturday 26th October - East Anglia Transport Museum
Halloween 2019
Spooky goings on around the musuem site with a normal tram, trolleybus and train service alongside. Includes late night running until 2100.

Sunday 27th October - Seaton Tramway
Bird Watching Trip
What better way to see the bird life along the nature reserves at Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common than on board a tram? Led by expert Donald Campbell the trip leaves Colyton at 0900. Pre-booking required. More details here.

Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November - Crich Tramway Village
Starlight Event
The perfect way to end the operating season at Crich for 2019 with special lighting effects and trams running after dark. Special activities will take place each day with more details to be announced closer to the date.

Thursday 31st October - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Ghost Tram Tours
Get on board a heritage tram for an evening ghost tour. Pre-booking required with tram departing from North Pier/Tower.


November 2019

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th November - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Winter Gold
Six trams set to be in action.


December 2019

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 whilst an enhanced heritage tram service will be running featuring four trams every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 whilst an enhanced heritage tram service will be running featuring four trams every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December - Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
Christmas & Santa
Santa will be waiting on board the Western Train at North Pier between 1000 and 1600 whilst an enhanced heritage tram service will be running featuring four trams every 15 minutes between Pleasure Beach and Bispham.


This page was last updated on Sunday 10th March 2019


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