Events List

Upcoming Events

Coals to Newcastle 26 February 2017 -
  See and hear coal trains thundering through the countryside... something that generations of North East families saw every day but now a distant memory for most.

Great War Weekend 18 March 2017 - 19 March 2017
  We commemorate the role that the railways of the North East played in the Great War. Demonstrations in association with Durham Pals. Hot food available.

Mothering Sunday Cake Train 26 March 2017 -
  Treat your mum to a special trip on board the Tanfield Railway’s Mothering Sunday Cake train! Enjoy a selection of cakes on board a Victorian carriage hauled by a vintage steam locomotive.

Lord Armstrong's Family Fun Day 09 April 2017 -
 

An Edwardian Easter 14 April 2017 - 17 April 2017
  Back in Edwardian days Easter was the biggest celebration of the year... even bigger than Christmas. This is your chance to relive some of the magic and excitement of an Easter in the Edwardian age.

Lord Armstrong's Family Fun Day 23 April 2017 -
 

Music at Marley Hill 20 May 2017 -
  The fourth year of the popular Music at Marley Hill event in association with Museums at Night. Enjoy a whole host of fascinating local music in Marley Hill Carriage Shed at the World’s Oldest Railway. Real Ale bar and refreshments available.

Twizell's Family Fun Weekend 27 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
 

Murder On The Tanfield Express 03 June 2017 -
  It's the summer of 46. Join the locals as they take a trip, on the railway to their much planned and discussed summer celebrations. Be part of this thrilling Murder Mystery and exercise your little grey cells to see if you can discover who the culprit is

Legends of Industry Gala 17 June 2017 - 18 June 2017
  The biggest event in the railway's calendar returns! Legends of Industry gala, now in its 11th year, will feature visiting locomotives, all available home fleet locos and various displays around the railway.

Murder On The Tanfield Express 01 July 2017 -
  It's the summer of 46. Join the locals as they take a trip, on the railway to their much planned and discussed summer celebrations. Be part of this thrilling Murder Mystery and exercise your little grey cells to see if you can discover who the culprit is

Tanfield Markets (July) 16 July 2017 -
  Join us for a mix of steam trains and market stalls on the 4th Sunday in June, July and August where we will have a variety of local traders within Marley Hill Carriage Shed offering a wide range of produce.

Boris the Bear's Picnic 29 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
 

Tanfield Markets (August) 20 August 2017 -
  Join us for a mix of steam trains and market stalls on the 4th Sunday in June, July and August where we will have a variety of local traders within Marley Hill Carriage Shed offering a wide range of produce.

Sir Cecil's Family Fun Weekend 26 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
 

Our Heritage 07 September 2017 - 10 September 2017
  Enjoy everything to do with the Tanfield Railway’s heritage in association with Heritage Open Days. Displays and tours throughout the four days. No trains running on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September

Tanfield Markets (September) 17 September 2017 -
  Join us for a mix of steam trains and market stalls on the 4th Sunday in June, July and August where we will have a variety of local traders within Marley Hill Carriage Shed offering a wide range of produce.

Colliery Railways Day 15 October 2017 -
  Take in the sights, sounds and smells of our demonstration coal train amid the wonderful autumn shades. Our regular passenger train is also in service.

Tanfield Ghost Train 28 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
  Get in the ghoulish spirit of things on the Tanfield Railway’s very own Halloween Ghost Train! Come in fancy dress, take part in Halloween games, activities and arts and crafts – but most of all keep an eye out for the scary station staff! Pre-booking req

Tanfield Ghost Train - Evening Special 31 October 2017 -
  Get in the ghoulish spirit of things on the Tanfield Railway’s very own Halloween Ghost Train! Come in fancy dress, take part in Halloween games, activities and arts and crafts – but most of all keep an eye out for the scary station staff! Pre-booking req

North Pole Express 25 November 2017 - 24 December 2016
  Experience Christmas on board the North Pole Express and visit Father Christmas in his purpose built Grotto at the North Pole. Pre-booking essential.

Mince Pie Specials 26 December 2017 -
  Spend the day at Tanfield after all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. A mince pie is a must for every visitor!

Mince Pie Specials 31 December 2017 -
  Spend the day at Tanfield after all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. A mince pie is a must for every visitor!