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April 2020

  • Thu 2nd - Joe Lock Model Railways -  Train & Toy Collectors Fair  - **New Entry**
    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 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 - Joe Lock Model Railways -  Aston Clinton Toy & Train Fair  - **New Entry**
    Green Park, Stablebridge Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire
    Please see directions within the complex to direct you to the appropriate building
    QUICKINFO:  Free Parking

  • Sun 5th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    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 - SRP Toyfairs -  Midhurst Toyfair
    The Grange, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex
    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

  • Fri 10th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Southport Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair  - CANCELLED
    Splash World, Dunes Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • Sat 11th - 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 11th - Geoff Martin Toyfairs -  Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair
    Market Hall, Lock Meadow Complex, Barker Road, Maidstone, Kent
    Kent`s largest and most popular toy fair.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Refreshments

  • Sun 12th - Bowburn Toy Fair
    Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, Durham
    Visit us at Bowburn for our Easter Toy Fair. A great opportunity to access a selection of Sci fi dealers, Diecast collectables, Model trains, Vintage action man, toy soldiers etc and many other items available. We also have displays by the Meccano Society. Free Parking. Easily accessible venue. Tea & coffee available. *New traders welcome. Early booking secures your place. Please contact us for further information*
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 12th - Bulldog Fairs -  Mega Malvern Toy Collectors Fair
    Three Counties Showground, The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire
    Up to 200 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, Transformers, Action Manan etc."O"Gauge layout. Early Bird ticket from 8am £10.00. Light refreshments available throughout the day. U16 free with full paying adult.Call 01373 452857  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    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
    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
    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 - Junction Fairs -  The North Staffordshire Toy & Train Fair in Wolstanton
    St Wulstans Community Centre, Church Lane, Wolstanton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire
    We don't want to just take your money at the front door, we want everyone to enjoy the event, add to their collections or layouts, chat to dealers, we want this to be a friendly and homely event and if a questons are asked, hopefully someone is there to answer it. Come and see . Local bus route is outside and great transport links
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:25
    Free Parking

  • 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 - 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

  • Sun 19th - 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
    L:10
    T:150
    CS
    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

  • 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!
    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

  • Sat 25th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Ludlow Model, Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Ludlow Racecourse, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow Racecourse is a fantastic venue for a Toy fair, being approx 2 miles north of Ludlow just off the A49. Stallholders from various parts of the country will be on hand to sell, buy or exchange new and pre-Owned model railways, diecast models etc.The venue offers easy access, free parking and refreshments. A great event not to be missed. Excellent catering using local produce by Cafe V.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:50
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 25th - SRP Toyfairs -  Reigate Toyfair
    Reigate College, Rushworth Road, Reigate, Surrey
    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.

  • Sun 26th - 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 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

  • Sun 26th - 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

  • 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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