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December 2019

  • Sun 1st - BB & PC Fairs -  Toy Fair
    Long Melford Old School, Hall Street, Long Melford Near Sudbury, Suffolk
    This is a 50 Table event with some of the best Dealers in East Anglia in attendance. The lighting is excellent and there is plenty of space to look at what's on offer and seek that special item. At this time of Year the shops in Long Melford will be displaying some of their Christmas ideas so try and make a day of it. There are also many locations to eat at. With Sudbury about 2 miles away have a look around there too.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 1st - Ray Heard Model Railways -  Newton Abbot Train & Toy Fair
    Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon
    One of the largest and most popular Train & Toy Fairs in the South of England, with over 45 traders selling all aspects of Trains, Collectables & Toys, this makes this a event not to be missed. Large Car Park and good catering, with wheel chair access.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 1st - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Southport Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Splash World, Dunes Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside
    This established event is now a firm favourite with collectors and enthusiasts of new and pre-owned Model Railways, Diecast Toys, Scalextric, Model Soldiers, Books etc. and is held in a well-lit ground floor Leisure Centre with flat unloading in the popular tourist attraction seaside resort of Southport.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Gloucester Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    New Venue , New City * Wow welcome to the friendly Gloucester Saturday toyfair. Parking and just five mins from the M5. Plenty of new and preowned classic model railway , diecast items, plus books, model aircraft, classic toys etc Early buyer entry from 0830am for £3 NOW A SATURDAY FAIR!!  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, Surrey
    A traditional, friendly british toyfair organised by collectors for collectors. Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Triang and Hornby trains, all gauges plus continental makes. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Other toys including Meccano, Lego, action figures and lots more. Hot food and drinks available. Extensive advertising campaign, well signposted & free parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Brecon Toy & Train Sale
    Brecon Market Hall, Town Centre, Brecon, Powys
    This is an EXTRA Brecon show for 2019 and it will be a Christmas Special event. Please note: taking place on a SUNDAY and not on the usual Saturday - three shows at this great venue in 2019 (May, September & December) and our very first SUNDAY show in the 15 years of operating in this wonderful and atmospheric Victorian Market Hall (and one of the largest in Wales).
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sun 8th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Toy Fair
    Bingham Hall, 28 King Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    A fantastic event held in the beautiful Bingham Hall, parking is available at the bottom of the road and is clearly sign posted. A well attened show by Traders offering a range from Vintage Toys, Die-Cast and model Railways throught to Sar Wars, Soldiers and a whole lot more. Should you have any items you wish to have valued or to sell bring them along for a free quaotation. Dee's Cafe will be there offering her fantastic cooked breakfast, sandwiches and of course her famouse home made cake
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - R & G Toy Fairs -  Toy Fair  - **Updated**
    Village Hall, Plough Road, Great Bentley, Essex
    Toy fair at the excellent village hall opposite Great Bentley railway station. Tables £15 Entry £2

  • Sun 8th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Ashfield Toy and Train Fair
    Festival Hall, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
    Our 'Flagship-Friendly Fez' Swapmeet is now established as a great smaller(Ap.1 OO tables)fair.Excellent access, good major road links, bus or train just 3 minutes walk.Refreshments (incl. Full breakfasts).Free parking. Earlybird available. Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down'Memory Lane'.Acc.U/16'sfree.Now in its 8th year and proving a real hit with public and a good variety of traders who provide plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail & diecast
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Wirral Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Hulme Hall, Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside
    This established event is now a firm favourite with collectors and enthusiasts of new and pre-owned Model Railways, Diecast Toys, Scalextric, Model Soldiers, Books etc. and is held in a beautiful well lit, ground floor hall in the beautiful surroundings of the highly acclaimed tourist attraction of Port Sunlight Village, excellent quality reasonably-priced refreshments also plenty of adjacent free parking for vehicles.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 10th - Newcomen Fairs Ltd -  Elsecar Toy Train & Doll Fair
    Ironworks (Building 21) Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barsley, South Yorkshire
    Early entry available from 5pm £2 Stands selling, tin plate and collectable toys. Model Railway and diecast models. Teddies and dolls. Free parking - refreshments available. Follow the brown Heritage Centre signs.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 10th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hampshire
    Hook's monthly toy and train collectors fair good food, good diecast, good railway, couldnt get much better for £1 Free on site parking and excellent cafe!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 11th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Burton Upon Trent Toy and Train Fair
    Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire
    One of the longest established swapmeets, with a warm welcome and really friendly atmosphere.Excellent access, good major road links and free parking.Super town centre venue with excellent public transport(Bus and rail).Accomp.U16's free.Refreshments, (Incl.Home made cake).Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down 'Memory Lane'.Plenty of bargains, always a good selection of rail, diecast and themed, new and used, from a wide range of regular, knowledgeable traders.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Northern Toy Fairs -  Gateshead Toy, Train & Sci Fi Fair
    Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
    Fantastic large Christmas event for toy and model collectors , over 200 tables of collectable toys, trains, diecast and sci fi. Easy to get to, not far from the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side. Buy, sell and swap
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Geoff Martin Toyfairs -  Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair
    Lockmeadow Market Hall, Barker Street, Maidstone, Kent
    Kents largest toy collectors fair
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - BB & PC Fairs -  Toy Fair
    Copdock Village Hall, Old London Road, Copdock Near Ipswich, Suffolk
    Copdock Village Hall has excellent lighting and easy access. The Catering is also excellent with hot and cold food being served. Some of the best Diecast and Model Railway Dealers will be tempting you with many different items. Come and Buy, swap or sell this is what Toy Fairs are all about.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    The final show for 2018. More dates to follow. Now established at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College with its own dedicated car park. Top local dealers. Traders table available at just £24 each.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 17th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Memorial Hall, Station Road, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
    Wootton Bassetts dedicated evening toy and train collectors fair - just off the High Street. Free parking and homemade catering!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - SRP Toyfairs -  Orpington Toy and Train Fair
    Crofton Halls, Station Road, Orpington, Kent
    60 stalls
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 27th - Llandudno Transport Festival -  Llandudno Toy Train & Collectors Fair
    Venue Cymru, Llandudno Promenade, Llandudno, Gwynedd
    Held the day after Boxing Day every December on the Beautiful Seafront venue, Come Browse & Spend your Christmas gift money with any of our traders some who are regulars some new ones that who have trecked in to the area for this popular event whilst the Wife's, girls & Girlfriends can visit the Llandudno shops with the Champneys retail park a 2 minute stones throw away from the Toy fair , the Lads, Dads & Grandads can browse all they wish and find that special something.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Fri 27th - SRP Toyfairs -  Worthing Toy and Trainfair
    Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, West Sussex
    100 plus tasbles
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - SRP Toyfairs -  Bexhilll-On-Sea Toy Train and Model Collectors Fair
    St Barnabas Church, Sea Road, Cantelupe Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
    New Location in Bexhill-On-Sea for the management of SRP Toyfairs Toyfair for trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys, action man, meccano dependent on stallholders as vary at each event. U14 accompanied children free. Follow on Dates for 2019 to be Confirmed shortly.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Carmarthen Toy & Train Sale
    Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Our special Christmas/New Year show at Carmarthen. Up to 90 tables packed by top UK traders - come and grab a final bargain in 2019! Note: This event is on SATURDAY this year. Great cafe on-site; level and easy access; masses of FREE car parking. A great day out in West Wales and the nearby shopping centre will also be in full-swing.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Haydock Park Racecourse Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    The Exhibition Centre, Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows, Cheshire
    This is a long established event and has always been a firm favourite with Collectors and Enthusiasts. Many top traders attending. Buy, Sell or Exchange your Toys and Models including new and pre-owned Model Railways in most gauges, Diecast, Meccano, Tinplate Toys, Scalextric, Sci-Fi, Trade Cards etc. This is a superb ground floor venue with flat unloading for Traders and excellent Free Public Parking facilities for 100's of cars. Come and join us at this excellent show.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - Bulldog Fairs -  Thornbury Toy Collectors Fair
    Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, Gloucestershire
    100 stalls booked with some of the countries top dealers in attendance selling the best in collectable toys. Many obsolete early tin plate toys and models available for sale, along with lots of obsolete Corgi and Dinky toys. Model Railway items in abundance, new and quality used. Also Sci-Fi, Lego, Transformers etc. Early Bird ticket from 8am £5.00. Light refreshments available throughout the day. U16 free with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857 or try 07917 125641.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - SRP Toyfairs -  Rayleigh Toy and Model Train Collectors Fair
    Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex
    Two train layouts on stage (One is steam). Diecast in sizes and scales and model railways from popular manufacturers. U15 Accompanied Children Free , Dublo, O Coarse , American and Continental Outlines Trix etc plenty of variety DVDS books too dependent on vendors attending, 75 table spaces. Contact organiser for table price if you have items to offer for sale.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 30th - Tue 31st - SRP Toyfairs -  Ditton Toy and Train Fair
    Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton, Kent
    70 plus tables

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