The Great Little Trains of Wales


The following is a list of events that took place in 2017 at the Great Little Trains of Wales. For more information about a particular event, follow the link to the individual railways website. Events for 2018 will be added soon, so please check back later.

Date Railway Event
Sunday March 26th. Brecon Mountain Mothers Day
Sunday 26th. March Talyllyn Mothering Sunday
April 8th. Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland The Snowdonian
April 8th Bala Lake Race the Train!
Various dates April to August Ffestiniog Chippy Trains
Sunday 16th. April Talyllyn Easter Day
April 14th - 17th Brecon Mountain Easter Egg Hunt
April 14th - 17th Bala Lake Easter Egg Hunt
April 15th. - 17th. Welshpool & Llanfair Easter Bunny
April 22nd. Bala Lake "George B's" First Passenger Train
April 16th & 17th. Welsh Highland Heritage Easter Bunnies
April 16th. - 17th. Llanberis Lake Easter Egg Hunt
April 22nd & 23rd. Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland New Volunteer Event
Saturday 29th. - Sunday 30th. April Talyllyn 1980's Weekend
April 28th - May 1st. Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Quirks and Curiosities.
Sunday, May 6th. Bala Lake "Maid Marian" 50 Years
Sunday, May 14th Bala Lake New Volunteers Day
May 13th, May 14th Welshpool & Llanfair Pickering Specials
May 19th -21st. Welsh Highland Rail Ale Festival
May 27th - 29th. Fairbourne Railway Steam Gala
May 27th - 28th Bala Lake Model Railways and Transport Festival
Saturday 27th May Welshpool & Llanfair Fish & Chips Evening Train
Thursday 1st June Thursday, 24 August Talyllyn Peter Sam's Party
Thursdays 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th. June
Talyllyn Victorian Train
Saturday 10th. June Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland The "Snowdonian Limited"
Saturday 10th. June Welshpool & Llanfair Afternoon Tea Train
Sunday June 18th Welshpool & Llanfair Fathers Day Special
Sunday 18th. June Brecon Mountain Fathers Day Special
17th & 18th. June Welsh Highland Heritage Teddy Bears Picnic
3rd, 4th. & 24th, 25th June Welshpool & Llanfair Pickering Specials
Saturday 1st. July Welshpool & Llanfair Canada Day
Thursdays 13th, 20th July Talyllyn Victorian Train
July 30th - August 4th. Llanberis Lake Super Heroes Week
July 25th - August 28th. Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland A Summer of Fun
Selected Days in May Bank& August Vale of Rheidol Drive a Steam Engine!
15th, 16th & 29th, 30th July Welshpool & Llanfair Pickering Specials
Sunday 9th. July Welshpool & Llanfair Afternoon Tea Train
Wednesday 26th. July Welshpool & Llanfair Fish & Chips Train
Thursday 27th July Talyllyn Teddy Bears' Picnic
31st. May, 26th. July and "Green" Timetable days in August. Vale of Rheidol Summer Evening Excursions
31st. May Vale of Rheidol Music on the Train
July 29th. Bala Lake "Alice" Day
3rd. 10th. &17th. August Ffestiniog "Jazz in the Park" at Tan y Bwlch
Fridays in August Talyllyn Fish & Chip Train
August 12th 13th & 26th, 27th Welshpool & Llanfair Pickering Specials
Mondays in August Talyllyn Victorian Train
August 3rd, 10th and 17th. Bala Lake BBQ Specials
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August Welshpool & Llanfair Radio Ham Weekend
Saturday 26th. August Welshpool & Llanfair Fish & Chips Train
5th & 6th. August Welsh Highland Heritage Lace on the Train
August 16th. Welsh Highland Heritage Steam and Song Evening
Saturday 19th August. Talyllyn Race the Train
25th. - 28th. August Bala Lake Steam Gala
Tuesday 22nd August Talyllyn Beer & BBQ Train
Thursday 24th August Talyllyn Peter Sam's Party
Thursday 24th August Ffestiniog Rock & Roll @ Tan-y-bwlch
September 1st - 3rd. Welshpool & Llanfair Annual Gala
September 15th - 17th. Welsh Highland Super Power Weekend
Thursdays 8th, 15th 22nd. September
Talyllyn Victorian Train
September 16th & 17th Vale of Rheidol Roaring 20's & 30's Weekend
September 16th & 17th Welshpool & Llanfair Teddy Bear Weekend
Saturday 23rd. September Welshpool & Llanfair Diesel Day
September 17th Ffestiniog Ras y Cob
September 23rd. Ffestiniog Trailffest
30th. September , 1st October Welshpool & Llanfair Pickering Specials
8th. October Vale of Rheidol Music on the Train
October 6th, 7th, 8th. Ffestiniog Victorian Weekend
Saturday October 28th Welshpool & Llanfair Halloween
October 29th. - November 2nd. Llanberis Lake Halloween Hunt
Thursday, 26th. October - Sunday 29th. October
Talyllyn Halloween Steam & Scream
October 27th, 28th, 29th. Vale of Rheidol Halloween Ghost Train
28th & 31st. October Bala Lake Halloween
28th. October Welsh Highland Heritage Halloween
27th, 28th, 31st October Ffestiniog Halloween Trains
October 31st. Welsh Highland Halloween Train
Every Weekend in November Vale of Rheidol Autumn Colours & Sunday Lunches
December 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th Llanberis Lake Santa Specials
Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th. December Bala Lake Santa Specials
Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th & Saturday 16th to Monday 18th. Dec Welshpool & Llanfair Santa Specials
December 9th. & 10th. Welsh Highland Heritage Santa Specials
December 16th & 17th. Fairbourne Railway Santa Specials
Talyllyn Santa Specials
Various Dates in December Brecon Mountain Santa Specials
December 9th, 10th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd. Welsh Highland Santa Specials
December 9th, 10th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd. Ffestiniog Santa Trains
16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd. & 23rd December
Vale of Rheidol Santa Specials





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