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December 2018

  • Sat 1st - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Bridgend Toy & Train Sale
    Bridgend Leisure Centre, Angel Street, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
    Our annual show at Bridgend in this fine Centre; it is situated opposite Bridgend Fire Station and is within easy reach of the M4. Plenty of car parking on site with a nominal pay & display charge, level and easy access into the large, spacious & well-lit hall where some 80+ tables will be in operation.The Centre has it's own Cafe within the premises and the town centre is closeby.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35
    Refreshments

  • Sat 1st - Geoff Martin Toyfairs -  Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair
    Lockmeadow Market Hall, Barker Street, Maidstone, Kent
    Kents largest toy collectors fair
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Refreshments

  • Sat 1st - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Nottingham Bluecoat Toy and Train Fair  - **Updated**
    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 £4.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 2nd - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy Fairs
    Bingham Hall, 28 King Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    A well established Toy Fair with a great atmosphere offering everything from Model Trains, Planes and Automobiles, Star Wars, Books, Vintage Toys and loads more. Wonderful Home Made Food and refreshments available. Parking is provided off site at the bottom of the road and is well sign posted. Should you have any products for sale please bring them along for a free valuation. A show for all the family.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:20+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - SRP Toyfairs -  Colchester Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Langham Community Centre, School Road, Colchester, Essex
    I have 6 shows at this event on. 1ST JAN.4TH FEB.8TH APRIL3RD JUNE.7TH OCT2ND DEC.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:15
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - Ray Heard Model Railways -  Newton Abbot Train & Toy Fair
    Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon
    The event at the Racecourse 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. Now increased in size incorporating a additional floor of traders, the event with good catering, large free car park is a show not to be missed.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:60+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - R M Toys Ltd -  Kempton Park Toy, Train & Collectors Fair
    Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury On Thames, Middlesex
    Kempton Park Toy, Train and Collectors Fair is London's largest Sunday Toy Fair. The event is run at Kempton Park Racecourse. With up to 200 tables of collectables from various dealers across the UK. You will be able to find everything from vintage Dinky toys to modern diecast models. Train collectables to TV related and Sci-Fi memorabilia. Scalextrix to Teddy Bears. There is also Display Cabinets that are suitable for all collectibles. PLENTY OF FREE ON-SITE PARKING.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:200
    T:80
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton, Wiltshire
    Our Christmas Toy and Train Collectors fair at Wilton. Combine your Christmas shopping at the Outlet village with a visit to the fair! Free off road parking. Top local dealers attending. A great mix of diecast and railway!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 5th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Burton Upon Trent Toy and Train Fair  - **Updated**
    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 8th - 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

  • Sun 9th - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, West Sussex
    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
    T:30
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - SRP Toyfairs -  Northfleet For Dartford Toy and Railway Modellers Collectors Fair
    Northfleet Girls School, Halll Road, Northfleet, Kent
    New Location for Traders and Visitors for the DA Postcode. All your normal railway and collectible toy traders here in a good accessible venue.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:20+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - Ron Lines -  Southampton Toy Fair
    Blighmont Army Reserve Centre, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, Hampshire
    Last entry 2pm. £1 Admission fee (children under 12 free) For more details or bookings please call or email.
    QUICKINFO: 
    T:20
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - Wimborne Toyfairs -  Wimborne Toy & Train Fair  - **Updated**
    Queen Elizabeths Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset
    The fair has moved out of the main school halls into the Sports hall immediately behind. Access will be via the main Leisure centre entrance from either the QE school or QE leisure centre car parks. Direction signs will be made visible. The hall is big, bright and with refreshments at one end. There is the capability of up to 80 stalls. I hope you enjoy the new surroundings and continue to support the event. There will be as usual a good mix of both railway & die cast, old & new.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 11th - 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 11th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    (Odiham) 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
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 13th - Joe Lock Model Railways -  Train & Toy Collectors Fair
    Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, NR Epping, Essex
    The Essex event, to buy, sell, swap or obtain valuations on your old traditional toys, i.e. Cars, buses and trains plus the opportunity to purchase the latest models. Lots of model railways, free parking on site. Direct rail link to London (Central Line). by road M25, J26 or M11, J5.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking

  • Sat 15th - 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
    T:10+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 15th - SRP Toyfairs -  Hawkinge and Kent Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Hawkinge Community Centre, Heron Forstal Avenue, Hawkinge, Kent
    Hawkinge (For East Kent and Canterbury)'s SATURDAY event of finest single site display of trains and diecast from a selection of vendors and dealers. Trains from Hornby , Bachman , Trix and Tri-Ang , Classix Base Toys and Corgi new and best pre-owned diecasts. Classic and vintage toys dependent on dealers. Plenty of books on related subjects. U14 Accompanied children Free admission, Follow on Dates for 2017 : Saturdays 6th May, 8th July, 28th October, 16th December
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:16+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 16th - 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
    T:35
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 16th - R & G Toy Fairs -  Swapmeet
    Village Hall, Plough Road, Great Bentley, Essex
    Friendly local fair at village hall opposite Great Bentley railway station. Tables £15 entry £2 Call Richard on 01255 473509

  • Sun 16th - SRP Toyfairs -  Orpington Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Crofton Halls, Station Road, Orpington, Kent
    Orpington for Bromley Sunday Monthly Toy fair presents Die-Cast New , Classic and Vintage Model Trains , Books , Toy Soldiers etc. With the added attraction of 2 running layouts up the stairs on the stage (No wheelchair access to this part , sorry ). Accompanied Child U14 up to 2 per adult free)
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:30+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 16th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Southport Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Splash World, Dunes Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside
    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 well-lit ground floor Leisure Centre venue with flat unloading for Traders plus Public Parking facilities. Refreshments available at reasonable prices. Come and join us, top Traders attending. Bring the family to this top seaside resort and complete your final pre-Christmas purchases.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:65
    CS
    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
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 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
    T:35
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Thu 27th - SRP Toyfairs -  Worthing and Sussex Coast Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, West Sussex
    Worthings finest single site display of trains and diecast from a multitude of vendors and dealers. Trains from Hornby , Bachman , Trix and Tri-Ang , Classix Base Toys and Corgi new and best pre-owned diecasts. Classic and vintage toys dependent on dealers. Plenty of books on related subjects. U14 Accompanied children Free admission, single hall with two running classic loose lay train layouts running.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:30+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 28th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Carmarthen Toy & Train Sale
    Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Our special Christmas/New Year show at Carmarthen. Upto 90 tables packed by top UK traders - come and grab a final bargain in 2018!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 28th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Haydock Park Raceourse
    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
    T:85
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 29th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Wirral 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 village of Port Sunlight Village, excellent quality reasonably-priced refreshments also plenty of adjacent free parking for vehicles. Please note this Special Christmas Event is on a Saturday.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:65
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 29th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Worcester Toy & Train Fair
    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.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:45
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 30th - 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
    L:2
    T:35
    Free Parking Refreshments

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