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October 2019

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

  • Sun 6th - 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 6th - Bulldog Fairs -  Shepton Mallet Toy Collectors Fair
    Royal Bath & West Showground, Castle Cary Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
    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 £5.00. New Restaurant now open throughout the day. U16 free with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857 or try 07917 125641.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 8th - 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 10th - 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. New earlier openingtime. 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.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - SRP Toyfairs -  Hawkinge Toy Fair
    Hawkinge Community Centre, Heron Forstal Avenue, Hawkinge, Kent
    60 stalls
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - 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 13th - 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

  • Tue 15th - 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

  • Sat 19th - 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 19th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Oswestry Toy & Train Sale
    The Pavilion, Oswestry Show Ground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire
    Big collector's event on the borders of England and North Wales. 80 tables. Loads of free car parking, good refreshments, level and easy access. Close to all of Wales and to the English Midlands, North West etc. Located just off the main A5 trunk route and one mile from Oswestry town centre and the preserved railways etc. Noted as a quality event.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 20th - 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 20th - Northern Toy Fairs -  Haltwhistle Toy & Train Fair
    Haltwhistle Leisure Centre, Greencroft, Haltwhistle, Northumberland
    Haltwhistle toy fair, new fair on the Cumbria/Northumberland border and close for collectors from Scotland. Great choice of trains, diecast and sci fi. Off A69 Newcastle - Carlisle, near Hexham. Bus route 685 Carlisle to Newcastle, near Haltwhistle train station.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 20th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Llandudno Toy & Train Sale  - CANCELLED
    Craig Y Don Community Centre, Queen's Road, Llandudno, Conwy
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Sun 20th - BB & PC Fairs -  Toyfair
    Long Melford Old School, Hall Street, Long Melford Near Sudbury, Suffolk
    This is a 50 plus Table event with some of the best Dealers in East Anglia attending selling Diecasts and Model Railways. The lighting is excellent with plenty of space to move around and seek that special item. Early entry from 9am 5.00.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 20th - 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

  • Sun 20th - SRP Toyfairs -  Worthing Toy and Trainfair
    Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, West Sussex
    100 plus tasbles
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 27th - SRP Toyfairs -  Orpington Toy and Train Fair
    Crofton Halls, Station Road, Orpington, Kent
    60 stalls
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 27th - Big Southern Promotions -  Reading Toyfair and Exhibition (Incorporating Reading Vintage)
    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 29th - 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

  • Tue 29th - 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

  • Thu 31st - The Crossing Church and Centre -  Worksop Pre-Christmas Toy & Train Fare
    The Crossing Church and Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
    This is the first event of this type at this venue but more are planned. The venue is warm, bright and spacious, at ground level, and has disabled access and disabled toilets. There is a cafe available for light refreshments. Come and see what is available in this pre-Christmas event. Car parking is free after 4pm at the nearby Queen Street car park and the venue is close to Worksop bus station.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

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