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March 2020

  • Sun 1st - Model Car Mart -  Ashington, West Sussex Vintage Model Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, West Sussex
    SUNDAY, 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 a
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 1st - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Haydock Park Racecourse Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    The Exhibition Centre, Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows, Cheshire
    This event is a long established favourite for Collectors and enthusiasts of New and Pre-Owned Model Railways, Diecast Toys (To include a great selection of Dinky Toys, Corgi, Matchbox, EFE etc.), Tinplate Toys, Books, Model Soldiers, Sci-Fi, Meccano, Teddies plus much more. Why not pay us a visit. Free Car Parking for 100's of cars. Bring your surplus toys to sell or exchange. A great day out! Just a short distance from M6 Junc tion 23.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 1st - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Tewkesbury Train, Model & Toy Collectors Fair  - **New Entry**
    Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
    A great event for collectors and enthusiasts to buy, exchange or sell. The stallholders will be offering new and pre-Owned models by Hornby, Bachmann, Corgi, EFE etc. This is a lovely venue which only about 3 minutes from junc 9 M5.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:50
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - Fleetwood Toy & Model -  Blackpool Toyfair
    Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire
    The premier West Coast toyfair full of model railways, diecast, sci fi and loads more. Trams and buses stop right outside the hotel
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - 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

  • Sat 7th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Worcester Toy & Train Fair  - **New Entry**
    Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester, Worcestershire
    A friendly toyfair with stallholders offering a good selection of new and pre-Owned models for sale or exchange.The venue has now been completely refurbished to a high standard and has additional free parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:45
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - R & G Toy Fairs -  Toy Fair
    Village Hall, Plough Road, Great Bentley, Essex
    Toyfair at Village Hall opposite Great Bentley railway station. Tables £15 Entry £2

  • Sun 8th - Great Central Railway -  Swap Meet - Railwayana
    Quorn & Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire
    If you are interested in items of railway memorabilia (railwayana) - whether locomotive nameplates, lamps, signalling equipment, silverware, enamel signs, buttons, badges, books, photographs or postcards etc visit Great Central Railway's famous Swap Meet at Quorn & Woodhouse station. It's one of the longest standing events of its kind in the country!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:50
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Transtar Promotions -  Walsall Wood Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Oak Park Active Living Centre, Coppice Road, Walsall Wood, West Midlands
    Well established event with over 80 tables selling Toy Cars, Commercials, Buses and Trains old and new plus lots of other collectibles. Bring along your unwanted toys to sell. A popular event for collectors and now in its 29th year. Stall rents held at 2018 prices.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:80+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Wimborne Toyfairs -  Wimborne Toy & Train Fair
    Queen Elizabeths Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset
    Now established in the Sports hall immediately behind the school, with access via the main Leisure centre entrance from the QE leisure centre or school car parks. Direction signs will be made visible in both car parks.The hall is big, bright and with refreshments.There is the capability of up to 80 stalls (40+ traders).There will be as usual a good mix of both railway & die cast, modern & obsolete, new & old & of all gauges. Cars, buses, trains, trucks, books and much more.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40 +
    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 with excellent cafe!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Irish Railway Record Society (London Area) -  Transport Collectors' Market
    Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, Greater London
    The Transport Collectors' Market was established in 1980 and has become a popular London transport sales events. Enthusiast groups, niche specialists and transport traders offer an intriguing selection of sales stands offering old and new BOOKS, MAGAZINES, MAPS, TIMETABLES, POSTCARDS, TICKETS, PHOTOGRAPHS, DVD, DRAWINGS, MODELS, SMALL RELICS etc It's a great opportunity to view so much together and fill those gaps in your collection. Also light refreshments and a free video show.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Hereford Toy & Train Sale
    Hereford Leisure Centre, Holmer Road, Hereford, Herefordshire
    Up to 90 tables packed by top traders from as far west as Cornwall and as far north as Teeside. Plenty of parking (nominal £1 fee); level and easy access and a great cafe which is located in the main entrance foyer. A great event in a great venue!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Eastleigh Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    The major toy and train fair in Hampshire. Up to 100 trading tables. Easy access - Just 5 minutes from the M3 -Large off road car park plus overflow parking area. This is the same venue used for the Eastleigh Model Rail Exhibition. Light refreshments & free parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:+30
    CS
    Free Parking

  • Sun 15th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Llanelli & Llangennech Toy & Train Sale
    Llangennech Community Centre, Off Hendre Road, Llangennech, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
    Our twice-yearly niche show in West Wales at this excellent venue. It is located just one mile from J48 of the M4, towards Llanelli. Noted for the excellence and spread of stock on offer and a venue where bargains can often be found
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:20
    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
    T:15
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 20th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Alfreton Toy and Train Fair
    Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire
    As one of the longest established swapmeets, for years, 'Alfreton-Friday' has been the place for toy collectors and rail enthusiasts.Excellent access, good public transport and major road links. Refreshments, Free parking.Acc.U/16's free.Earlybird from 5pm.Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down'Memory Lane'.A good variety of traders so plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail, diecast and themed, both new and used.Always expect the unexpected at Alfreton!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Oswestry Toy & Train Sale
    The Pavilion, Oswestry Show Ground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire
    Our big borders Sale just on the English side of the Welsh border and located alongside the A5 London to Holyhead trunk road. One mile from the interesting town centre and places of railway interest. Close to the Midland, North-West, South-West of England and also to all parts of Wales. Large free car park and an excellent caterer present.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - 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
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Gloucester ~ Cheltenham Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    Welcome to the friendly Gloucester & Cheltenham Saturday toyfair. Free onsite 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. New superb Cafe now open. Just £1 for adult entry after 10.00am. (Trader Tables Just £20)
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:15
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - Northern Toy Fairs -  Edinburgh Toy, Train & Sci Fi Collectors Fair
    Musselburgh Sports Centre, Newbiggin, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Lothian
    Brand new toy collectors fair for Scotland, just off the A1 in Musselburgh. Large 150 table event with a fantastic selection of vintage and modern Dinky, Hornby, Sci Fi, Soldiers, Star Wars etc. Easy to get to off the A1 Junction for A6094. Frequent bus services from Edinburgh stop at the terminus next door to the event, buses 113, 124, N26, 26 and 44. Free parking at the venue and overspill in the large school car park next door.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:45
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - BB & PC Fairs -  Toy Fair
    Copdock Village Hall, Old London Road, Copdock Near Ipswich, Suffolk
    Copdock Village Hall is only a few minutes away from the A14 and A12 major trunk roads. There is alarge car park. Hot and cold refreshments are available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 31st - 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
    T:18
    Free Parking Refreshments

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