2017 Running Days and Events

January 2017  
Sun 1 to Mon 2 New Year Steam Days

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends during January and daily until 2 January.


February 2017  
Sat 11 to Sun 12 Steam Days
Wed 15 Half-Term Steam Day
Sat 18 to Sun 19 Steam Days

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends during February, and daily from 11 to 19 February.


March 2017  
Sat 4 to Sun 5 Days Out with Thomas
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind “Thomas”
Meet The Fat Controller
Children’s entertainment

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends during March.


April 2017  
Sat 1 to Sun 2 Heritage Diesel Days
Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride
Sat 8 to Sun 9 Heritage Diesel Days
Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride
Fri 14 to Mon 17 Easter Steamings
Wed 19 Steam Day
Sat 22 to Sun 23 Steam Days
Sat 29 to Sun 30 50 Years of Didcot Railway Centre Gala

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends during April, and daily from 8 to 23 April.


May 2017  
Mon 1 50 Years of Didcot Railway Centre Gala
Sat 6 to Sun 7 Heritage Diesel Days
Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride
Sat 13 to Sun 14 Heritage Diesel Days
Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride
Sat 20 to Sun 21 Heritage Diesel Days
Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride
Sat 27 to Mon 29 Steam Days

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends during May and daily from 27 May.


June 2017  
Sat 3 Steam Day
Sun 4

Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally
A wide selection of cars, buses, coaches and commercial vehicles
Bus and coach rides
Steam Trains in Operation at the Railway Centre

Sat 10 to Sun 11 Steam Days
Sat 17 Steam Day
Sun 18 Fathers' Day
Steam train rides on the Main Demonstration Line
Sat 24 to Sun 25 Star Tugs Weekend
Trains in Operation

Didcot Railway Centre is open daily in June.


July 2017  
Sat 1 to Sun 2 Steam Days
Sat 8 Steam Day
Sun 9 Teddy Bears' Picnic and Family Funday
Steam and Diesel Trains in Operation
Free admission for Children with Teddy Bears
Teddy Bear displays
Children’s Activities and Crafts in the Picnic Area
Badge Making
Railway themed Teddy Trail
Competitions for Bears!
Sat 15 to Sun 16 Steam Days
Sat 22 to Sun 23 Steam Days
Wed 26 Steam Day
Sat 29 to Sun 30 Steam Days

Didcot Railway Centre is open daily in July.


August 2017  
Wed 2 Steam Day
Sat 5 to Sun 6 Steam Days
Wed 9 Steam Day
Sat 12 to Sun 13 Steam Days
Wed 16 Steam Day
Sat 19 to Sun 20 Rails on the Western Front Gala
Wed 23 Steam Day
Sat 26 to Mon 28 August Bank Holiday Steamings
Wed 30 Steam Day

Didcot Railway Centre is open daily in August.


September 2017  
Sat 2 to Sun 3 Steam Days
Sat 9 to Sun 10 Heritage Diesel Days
Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride
Sat 16 to Sun 17 Heritage Diesel Days
Board the Diesel Railcar for a 1940s ride
Sat 23 to Sun 24 Anything Goes Weekend
Steam and Diesel Trains in Operation

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends during September, and daily until 10 September.


October 2017  
Sat 7 to Sun 8 Days Out With Thomas
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind “Thomas”
Meet The Fat Controller
Children’s entertainment
Sat 21 to Sun 22 Steam Days
Wed 25 Half-Term Steam Day
Sat 28 to Sun 29 Steam Days

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends in October and daily from 21 to 29 October.


November 2017  

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends in November.


December 2017  
Sat 2 to Sun 3 Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind “Thomas”
Meet The Fat Controller
Children’s entertainment
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto
Presents for the children
Sat 9 to Sun 10 Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind “Thomas”
Meet The Fat Controller
Children’s entertainment
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto
Presents for the children
Sat 16 to Sun 17 Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind “Thomas”
Meet The Fat Controller
Children’s entertainment
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto
Presents for the children
Fri 22 to Sat 23 Day Out With Thomas to visit Father Christmas
with Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends
Rides behind “Thomas”
Meet The Fat Controller
Children’s entertainment
Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto
Presents for the children

Didcot Railway Centre is open at weekends in December (except on 24 December), on 22 December, and daily from 27 December.


 

Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway