Events List

Upcoming Events

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!

Coals to Newcastle 04 February 2018 -
  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. Normal passenger train in operation as well.

Delivered by Diesel 11 February 2018 -
  NEW for 2018! Travel behind our diesel locomotives, Ruston & Hornsby, Tyne Improvement Commission No.35 and Reyrolle & Co, No.2 as they operate a mixed train of passenger carriages and freight rolling stock today!

Branch Line Day 18 February 2018 -
  Ride a typical branch line mixed train with waggons full of freight joining your passenger carriages. Keep an eye out for porters loading and unloading all manner of unusual items.

On the Waggon 25 February 2018 -
  Take a space in a brake van and ride a freight train with the unique sights and sounds of waggons rumbling along with you. Normal passenger service train in operation as well.

Mothering Sunday Cake Train 11 March 2018 -
  Treat your mum to a special trip on board the Tanfield Railway’s Mothering Sunday Cake train! Pre booking essential. Tickets released soon.

Great War Weekend 17 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
  The clock will be turned back to 1918 on the weekend of the 18th & 19th March as we hold our annual Great War Weekend, in association with the Durham Pals living history group.

A Victorian Easter 30 March 2018 - 02 April 2018
  Back in Victorian 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 Victorian age.

Music at Marley Hill 18 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
  Enjoy special evenings of live music at the World's oldest railway for Music at Marley Hill, Friday 18th May & Saturday 19th May 2018, 7pm!

Legends of Industry Gala 16 June 2018 - 17 June 2018
  The biggest event in the railway's calendar returns! Our Legends of Industry gala will feature all of our home fleet operating locomotives plus atleast one visiting loco! Various displays and attractions will feature around the railway site.

Teddy Bear's Picnic 28 July 2018 - 29 July 2018
  Join our resident Station Master, Boris the Bear and bring your favourite teddy to Tanfield this weekend! Kids travel FREE when they are accompanied by a responsible teddy bear.

Mining Heritage Weekend 18 August 2018 - 19 August 2018
  NEW for 2018! Celebrate our mining heritage at Tanfield this weekend, with a selection of mining displays, artefacts, banners and music. Our passenger train and demonstration coal train will be in operation.

Our Heritage - Heritage Open Days 06 September 2018 - 09 September 2018
  Enjoy displays, films and guided tours about the history of local industrial railways. Ask our guides about the range of opportunities for working on our railway as a volunteer. Steam trains only operating Sundays.

1940s Weekend 22 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
  NEW for 2018! Step back to the 1940s and experience Home Front life in wartime Britain during the Second World War.

Run It Weekend 13 October 2018 - 14 October 2018
  NEW for 2018! Anything that can run, will run... all of our operational home fleet steam and diesel locomotives, including the usual (and some unusual) rolling stock will be in service this weekend. There might be a few surprises too!

Tanfield Ghost Train 27 October 2018 - 28 October 2018
  Do you dare take a trip on the Tanfield Ghost Train? Visit the Tanfield Railway on the 27th and 28th October for a spine tingling, hair-raising journey along the World's Oldest Railway. Pre booking essential. Ticket details to follow soon.

North Pole Express 24 November 2018 - 24 December 2018
  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 2018 -
  Spend the day at Tanfield and enjoy our popular Mince Pie Specials after all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season.

Mince Pie Specials 30 December 2018 -
  Spend the day at Tanfield and enjoy our popular Mince Pie Specials after all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season.