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April 2020

  • Sat 4th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Cardiff Toy & Train Sale
    Penarth Leisure Centre, Andrew Road, Cogan, Cardiff
    Wales's biggest & best toy & train sale - Four times per year. Major event with 120 tables and 50+ top traders from all over Wales & England. Top catering by Rita Limbrick & crew. Cogan station (Atw) is alongside the venue with very frequent services from all areas so why not travel by train? A show which truly has something for everyone and a show that must not be missed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:50
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 5th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **New Entry**
    Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire
    The Best and Friendliest in Wiltshire - Devizes' own dedicated Weekend Toy and Train collectors fair - Right in the Market Place. Free parking and homemade catering. Good selection of dealers from all over the country bring buy and sell at this one!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:20
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 5th - 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

  • Fri 10th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Southport Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Splash World, Dunes Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside
    This established event is now a firm favourite with collectors and enthusiasts of new and pre-Owned Model Railways, Diecast Toys, Meccano, Model Soldiers, Teddies, Books etc. And is held in a well-Lit ground floor Leisure Centre with flat unloading in the popular tourist attraction seaside resort of Southport.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:65
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 13th - 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

  • Tue 14th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **New Entry**
    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

  • 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
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 18th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy Fair
    Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire
    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

  • Sat 18th - Fleetwood Toy & Model -  Penrith Toyfair
    Newbiggin Village Hall, Newbiggin, Penrith, Cumbria
    The small, intimate toyfair for those avid bargain hunters. Full of model railways, collectable diecast, sci fi and more. Use your loyalty card (Available only at our other fairs) to collect stamps towards free entry at any of our other shows. More shows coming soon, watch this space. Note the hall is in Newbiggin NOT Stainton!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 18th - Sun 19th - 794 Preservation Society -  Sixth Annual Wellingborough Bus Rally
    Wellinborough Museum, Castle Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
    Bus rally and collectors fair. Vintage bus trips available, buses daimler cvg and others not yet confirmed. Parking for buses not in service is rather limited on Saturday. Adjacent free multi storey car park with level access to town centre and lifts to ground floor to access the museum. The museum have a scale model of wellingborough station in steam days in operation.Please note free admission to all.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:22
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 19th - Northern Toy Fairs -  Carlisle, Toy, Train & Sci Fi Collectors Fair
    Richard Rose Morton Academy, Wigton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria
    Return of Carlisle Toy fair, 15 minutes from the old venue at Shepherds.Inn. Big, modern premises with a great selection of die-Cast, trains, star wars, soldiers etc. Not far from the McVities factory and easy reached on bus route 300 and 301, stops outside the venue. Over 100 tables of vintage and modern collectable.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:40
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 19th - 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(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

  • Sun 19th - 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 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

  • Mon 20th - Geoff Martin Toyfairs -  Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair  - **New Entry**
    Lockmeadow Market Hall, Barker Street, Maidstone, Kent
    Kents largest toy collectors fair
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Refreshments

  • Tue 21st - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **New Entry**
    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

  • Wed 22nd - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Burton Upon Trent Toy and Train Fair
    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

  • Sun 26th - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Vintage Model Toy & Train Collectors Fair  - **New Entry**
    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 26th - Northern Toy Fairs -  Catterick Toy, Train & & Sci Fi Collectors Fair
    Catterick Leisure Centre, Gough Road, Catterick, North Yorkshire
    Established collectors fair for North Yorkshire near Catterick Army Garrison with a great selection of Trains, die-Cast, Star Wars, Model Soldiers etc. Easy to reach off A1 (M) Jct 52, bus route X26/27MAX
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:040
    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
    T:18
    Free Parking Refreshments

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