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October 2020

  • Sat 3rd - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Cardiff Toy & Train Sale
    Penarth Leisure Centre, Andrew Road, Cogan, Cardiff
    Our major Welsh show - The biggest in the Country - With some 130 tables supported by top traders from all over the UK in this fine venue. Cogan Railway Station (ATW) is alongside this venue with frequent services from all parts so why not travel by train? Well lit, warm and with a great caterer present.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 3rd - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Nottingham Bluecoat Toy and Train Fair
    Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    Terrific venue for our Nottingham swapmeet. On the city ring road(A6514), junction with Aspley Lane(B690) -Close to M1 JN 25 or JN 26, good public transport, city bus route no.77(St. Margaret's church stop) Refreshments, Free parking. Well lit hall with excellent access. Earlybird available. Acc.U/16's free. Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down 'Memory Lane'. A good variety of traders mean plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail and diecast.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 5th - Geoff Martin Toyfairs -  Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair
    Lockmeadow Market Hall, Barker Street, Maidstone, Kent
    Kents largest toy collectors fair
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Refreshments

  • Sat 10th - Fleetwood Toy & Model -  Carlisle Toyfair
    Milton Hilltop Hotel, Hilltop Heights, London Road, Carlisle, Cumbria
    The premier event for the Cumbria area. Full of model railways, collectable diecast, sci fi and lots more!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 13th - 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 with excellent cafe!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 15th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire
    Thatcham For Reading and Newbury, great friendly evening toyfair for sales and swaps Easy free parking. All the normal popular scales of railway, road models and die-Cast, with other collectibles including tractors, books, ships, figurines, depending on trader avaliblity.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 17th - Model Car Mart -  Henfield Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Henfield Village Hall, High Street, Henfield, West Sussex
    SATURDAY, 10.00am - 1.00pm, (SELLERS FROM 8.00AM) A traditional, friendly, British toy fair organised by collectors and hosted in the heart of rural West Sussex. Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Triang and Hornby trains of all gauges plus continental makes. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Other toys including Meccano, Lego, action figures, comics, action figures and TV & film related merchandise plus lots more. Hot food and drinks available. Extensive
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sun 18th - Midland Air Museum (Coventry) -  Aviation Fair  - **New Entry**
    Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton, West Midlands
    The Aviation fair is held once a year and will give you access to the whole museum, and the fair. Subject to weather, the Viscount, Argosy, Vulcan, Hind & Victor nose will be open for inspection on the day of the fair. This event will feature aircraft related collectable items, on dozens of stalls including models, kits, printed matter including books, postcards, slides, photographs, tickets, DVDs and assorted memorabilia.

  • Sun 18th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy Fair
    Bingham Hall, 28 King Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Ronnie & Tim welcome you back to their Toy Fairs. The shows are all things Toy related from Die Cast, Tin Plate, Teddies & Dolls, Trains, Sci-Fi , PC Games and a whole lot more. Dee's cafe will provide All Day Breakfast's, Rolls, Home Made Cakes plus Hot & Cold Drinks. Why not take advantage of our great special offer for 2020 Pay £10 for entry to 4 Shows
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 18th - Big Southern Promotions -  Reading Toyfair and Exhibition (Incorporating Reading Vintage)  - **New Entry**
    Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire
    Reading Toy fair and Exhibition (Incorporating Reading Vintage) will now have a far greater selection with both new and pre-Owned toys and models. With approximately 150 sales tables offering many great deals from many famous makers e.g. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Hornby, Hornby-Dublo, Tri-Ang, Trix, Bassett-Lowke, Bachmann etc. Over half of the tables selling model railway items. Plus Vintage layouts in OO , TT and 0 gauge and other working displays such as Meccano, Bayko, etc.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Tue 20th - 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

  • Tue 27th - Garstang Toyfair
    Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Corner of A6 and A586 - the Avenue, Churchtown Near Garstang, Lancashire
    Small friendly Toy Fair with diecast and trains etc. Tea, coffee and cakes available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 31st - Fleetwood Toy & Model -  Penrith Toyfair
    Newbiggin Village Hall, Newbiggin, Penrith, Cumbria
    The small and intimate fair for Cumbria. Look out for those early Christmas presents!! Or enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the venue. Crammed full of bargains galore! Not the hall is in Newbiggin NOT Stainton!!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

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