EVENT DAYS IN 2014
All event days feature classic bus rides and usually we have visiting vehicles and additional sales stands selling memorabilia, models and photographs.
Of particular appeal to families is the delightful 'ride-on' miniature steam railway, constructed and operated by the Elmdon Model Engineering Society, demonstrating the finest examples of model engineering on three track gauges.
Details of classic bus times and the 750 service from Birmingham are available by clicking here.
Please note that heritage buses were not designed to be disability accessible, wherever possible our staff will provide advice and assistance.
Visiting buses are warmly welcomed but note that our insurance requires them to be entered in advance.
On Event Days, we are open from 10:30am to 5:00pm (last admissions 4:30pm)
SPRING INTO SUMMER
Blow the winter away and get into the spring of things with rides into the blossoming countryside on our classic buses. Kids can enjoy a ride or two on the miniature steam railway
EASTER SUNDAY & MONDAY, 20th/21st APRIL
click here to download full timetable and running order
MAY DAY SUNDAY & MONDAY, 4th/5th MAY
SUNDAY, 11th MAY - The Cold War cars make a return visit as the Wartburg Trabant IFA Club meet up with other Eastern Bloc car clubs.
See the IFA Club Website
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY
SUNDAY & MONDAY, 25th/26th MAY - plus, on the 26th May, a great display by the Model Bus Federation
FATHERS' DAY OUT
SUNDAY 15th JUNE - The day to let Dads work out with the big boys' toys. Bus and miniature train rides, of course.
DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE AND RUNNING ORDER
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY
SUNDAY & MONDAY, 24th/25th AUGUST - THE BIG OPERATING DAY AND METRO-CAMMELL CELEBRATION
The Summer Bank Holiday – We’ll be celebrating a Birmingham company whose buses and trains could be found all around the globe and we’ll run as many buses as we can for your enjoyment.
Metro-Cammell bodies on a wide range of chassis will be on display or
offering rides and there will be a special display of photographs.
On Sunday there will be an additional feature, probably unique in the
history of bus events! Former MCW bus designer John Seale, now with
Optare, will be demonstrating his traditional draughtsmanship skills.
John will be completing an unfinished general arrangement drawing of a
Birmingham City Transport 1931 Morris Dictator of the 81-90 class.
Drawing with a pencil is now a dying art as this sort of work is just
not done anywhere in the industry now. Visitors will see a 1930s bus
drawing started in the 1980s being completed in 2014! John considers
himself lucky to have worked through the changing methodologies over the last 49 years and will be delighted to chat and answer questions.
AUSTIN J40 CLUB GATHERING
SUNDAY 5th OCTOBER - Kids of all ages will love this event, we're pleased to welcome back the J40 Pedal Car Club for their annual gathering.
See the Austin J40 Pedal Car Club Website
AUTUMN RUNNING DAY - RED, (OFF) WHITE and BLUE
SUNDAY 12th OCTOBER - In October 1914 Birmingham Corporation and private bus company Midland Red introduced a non-competition agreement that lasted 60 years. To mark that centenary, we’ll be running many of our Midland Red and blue and cream Birmingham City Transport/ WMPTE exhibits - lots of opportunities for bus rides.