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August 2020

  • Sat 1st - Fleetwood Toy & Model -  Penrith Toyfair
    Newbiggin Village Hall, Newbiggin, Penrith, Cumbria
    The small, intimate show for those avid collectors and families looking for something different. Set in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside, only a short drive from the lakes. Plese note the hall is in Newbiggin, NOT Stainton!!! See you all there!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - Model Car Mart -  Ashington 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 2nd - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Mega Cornwall Toy & Train Sale at Bodmin
    Bodmin Leisure Centre, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall
    Our latest and large show for Cornwall at this very spacious and excellent mid-Cornwall venue. In addition to well over 100 tables we plan to have a few working model railway layouts, to provide further interest. Close to Bodmin General Station (Bodmin & Wenford Railway) and near the main A30 dual-Carriageway "spine" road which runs east to west through the County. Leading UK traders attending and a great local caterer will be operating a cafe within the building.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:4
    T:45
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - SRP Toyfairs -  Chartham Toy and Model Train Fair  - CANCELLED
    Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Chartham, Kent
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • Thu 6th - Association of Bexley Charities '78 -  Charity Toy and Train Faor
    Falconwood Community Centre, The Green, Welling, Kent
    There will be sales stands with new and pre-Enjoyed model railways (Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol, Farish, Fleishmann) spare parts; books; stamps; Sci-Fi; Tinplate, die-Cast vehicles (Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox etc); Dr Who; teddy bears; puzzles. Refreshments will be available
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Stainmore Railway Company -  Railwayana Fair
    Kirkby Stephen East Station, South Road, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
    Following our first Railwayana Show in 2019, we are pleased to be holding another one day event as part of our Heritage Railway's Summer steam programme. The event is entirely under cover for stallholders who will be offering a wide range of railway memorabilia, including paperwork, books, signage, cast plates, paintings, lamps, enamel signs, models and other related items. There is no charge for visitor admission, there is for steam rides, subject to availability. A chance to buy, sell or   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:12
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Barry Island Toy & Train Sale
    Barry Island Station, Station Approach, Barry Island, Vale Of Glamorgan
    Our annual 'Fair on the platforms and in the buildings of the preserved BARRY ISLAND STATION (By kind permission of John Buxton). All under the cover of the large canopies and with 60+ tables operated by top traders from all over Wales & England. STEAM TRAINS running all day. Great catering. The national network station is alongside the preserved part of the complex and there are frequent services. All the fun of the Fair and Seaside are right there.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - SRP Toyfairs -  Ditton Toy and Train Fair
    Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton, Kent
    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 dependent on stallholders as these vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - 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.120 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 10th 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 and diecast
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 11th - 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 15th - Ray Heard Model Railways -  Exeter Train & Toy Fair
    The Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton Ind Est, Exeter, Devon
    The event at the Matford Centre is now one of the largest Train & Toy Fairs in the South West, with over 60 traders with over 140 tables selling the best in Railway Models, from locomotives, rolling stock and accessories, together with collectables, diecast, soldiers, and other memorable toys. Generally incorporating a number of layouts from a O Gauge Test Track to local club layouts. The event with good catering, large free car park is a show not to be missed.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:3
    T:60+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 16th - SRP Toyfairs -  Rayleigh Toy Fair
    Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex
    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 dependant on stallholders as these vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 18th - 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

  • Sat 22nd - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Llangollen Toy & Train Sale
    Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire
    Our important annual show at this wonderful venue situated in the glorious Dee Valley and cole to the town centre, the Llangollen Railway, Canal etc.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 22nd - 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

  • Sun 23rd - SRP Toyfairs -  Orpington Toy and Train Fair
    Crofton Halls, Station Road, Orpington, Kent
    60 stalls
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 25th - 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

  • Sat 29th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Chester Toy & Train Fair
    The Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire
    THIS SUPERB VENUE now hosts this long established fair, offering one of the best selections in the North West of new and used model railways, die-Cast models, tinplate etc; This fair has been a favourite with many collectors for over 35 years.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:80
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 29th - Northern Toy Fairs -  Gateshead Stadium Toy, Train & Sci Fi Collectors Fair
    Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
    The largest toy collectors fair in North East England, 10 minutes walk from Gateshead Stadium Metro and bus 93 and 94 from Gateshead Metro and bus interchange. Loads of Trains, diecast, Sci Fi, Soldiers and slot cars.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:80
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 30th - 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
    T:35+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 30th - Bulldog Fairs -  Exeter (Westpoint) Toy Collectors Fair
    Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon
    250 stalls available 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 £10.00. Restaurant open for Breakfast and lunches. U16 just £1.00 with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857 or try 07917 125641
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 31st - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Bridgnorth Toy & Model Collectors Fair
    Bridgnorth Leisure Centre, High Town, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth Toyfair is one of the longest established fairs in the U.K. Its success it due mainly to the quality and variety of the new and pre-Owned models on offer. It is also not far from the Severn Valley Railway which if combined the attractions make for a very enjoyable day out.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:75

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