Swindon & Cricklade Railway to provide plenty for families to do this summer

By Jessica Durston - 20 June 2022


The Swindon & Cricklade Railway have kicked off the summer months in style, and will be offering a whole host of events for the family to enjoy.

Earlier this month, the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend saw the return of the annual Real Ale and Cider weekend that was said to be very well attended, even though there were so many other local events running.

A spokesperson from S&C Railway said: "We’d like to express our extended thanks to Hop Kettle Brewery for supplying us with many of the beers and ciders!"

The railway team's next event will be the annual Diesel Gala  - with an extensive diesel fleet that will be in action on a special timetable on 2 and 3 July.

Following the diesel gala is the Past and Present Family festival which takes place on 13 & 14 August.

This event will feature vintage vehicles of all varieties as well as some very special modern vehicles. Those interested in exhibiting are being asked to get in touch with the S&C Railway team soon to book a space.

Hot on the heels of the Past and Present Family Festival is everyone’s favourite blue Tank Engine, Thomas.

Thomas the Tank Engine joins the S&C Railway for A Day out with Thomas on the August Bank holiday (27, 28 and 29).

Families are invited to come and see Rusty, Dusty, Sir Topham Hatt and the No 1 Blue Engine himself.

Tickets to see Thomas are available at www.dayoutwiththomas.co.uk

Tickets are available for all other events at swindon-cricklade-railway.org.

Those wishing to exhibit at the Past and Present Family Festival are asked to email events@swindon-cricklade-railway.org.

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