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January 2020

  • Wed 1st - 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

  • Wed 1st - J & J Fairs Ltd -  Toy and Train Collector's Fair
    The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall, Newark Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire
    On sale with be a superb selection of new and old toys, trains, collectables, models, sci-fi and much more.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 4th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Cardiff Toy & Train Sale
    Penarth Leisure Centre, Andrew Road, Cogan, Cardiff
    A major event in the Capital of Wales at this large Centre, where some 130 tables will be in operation. Top UK traders attend with some very fine stock,not to mention great bargains. COGAN railway station is alongside the venue with very frequent services and connections.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 5th - Northern Toy Fairs -  Chester Le Street Toy, Train & Sci Fi Collectors Fair
    Lord Lawson Academy, Birtley Lane, Chester Le Street, Durham
    Chester le Street is a popular toy fair in County Durham set in a modern building with easy access from A1 Junction 63, follow A167 Birtley on bus route 21 and 81. Situated opposite the large Komatsu factory. Great selection of new and vintage models, including trains, diecast and Sci Fi.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 5th - Aviation Antiques -  Croydon Airport Aviation & Military Collectors Fair
    Croydon Airport Hotel, Purley Way (A23), Croydon, Surrey
    Croydon Airport Aviation and Military collectors show. All indoors. Free parking. Toys, Model Kits, Books, Paperwork, airline items.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 5th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy Fair
    Swindon Town Football Club, The Energy Check County Ground, County Road, Swindon, Wiltshire
    Ronnie & Tim Welcome you back to their fantastic Toy Fair. The shows are for all things toy related from Die-Cast, Tin Plate, Teddies, Dolls, Trains, Leads Soldiers, Star Wars and Super Heroes, PC Games and a whole lot more. Dee's Cafe will be providing Full English Breakfast's as well as Rolls, Home Made Cakes etc., the venue is Disabled friendly. Why not take advantage of our *SPECIAL OFFER 4 SHOWS FOR £10.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 5th - 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 at 2018 rates.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 10th - 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 11th - Fleetwood Toy & Model -  Blackpool Toyfair
    Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire
    The premier West Coast toyfair. Trams stop right outside the hotel! Look out for those new year sales bargains. Full of model railways, diecast, sci fi and loads more. Pick up you loyalty card at this venue, and collect stamps towards free entry at our future shows
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Tue 14th - 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 and excellent cafe!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 16th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **New Entry**
    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 18th - 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 £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

  • Tue 21st - 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. THIRD TUESDAY EVERY MONTH!!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 25th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  North Bristol Toy & Train Sale
    Bawa Health & Leisure Centre, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol
    Our twice-per-year BRISTOL show at this fine venue in Filton and which is just off the A38 dual-carriageway and close to the M4/M5 motorways. Massive free car park for over 350 vehicles and an excellent caterer operates wihin the 'Fair.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 25th - Maidenhead Static Model Club -  Windsor International Toy & Train Fair
    Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, Berkshire
    Organised by the Maidenhead Static Model Club now in its forty-Ninth year. The new venue is now in Windsor. You will find many tables with Dinky Toys, Corgi, Matchbox and many other die-Casts plus Hornby, Meccano, Trains, Boats, Tinplate LEGO, Barbie and much more.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sun 26th - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair  - **New Entry**
    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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 26th - 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 26th - 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 and only a short distance from M6 Junc tion 23.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 28th - 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

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