About the Steam Toy Rally
History comes to life at the Rural Life Museum, and each spring, they bring toys to life with steam, too. The annual Steam Toy Rally presents collectable and classic steam-driven toys from a bygone age. These toys are fascinating for all ages.
The sites and sounds of the toys will enchant and entice children and children-at-heart, some of whom might even remember a few of the toys from their own past. The toys will fill the entire museum and grounds and be joined by stationary steam-powered engines and road vehicles.
While visiting the museum, ride the rare narrow-gauge Old Kiln Light Railway that encompasses the grounds of the Rural Life Centre. The railway restores and preserves vintage narrow-gauge engines and wagons from all over the world. They bring them together in a premium showcase for the modern world to experience.
Rural Life Centre
The Rural Life Centre was founded by Henry and Madge Jackson to preserve and maintain the cultural heritage of the English agrarian countryside. The Old Kiln Museum Trust is a registered charity and depends on incomes from special events and donations to maintain the critical connection to the past.
Entry To The Rally
Entry to the rally is £11 for adults, £10 for seniors and concessioners, £8 for children 4 to 16. Children under 4 are free with a paying adult. Or purchase a family pack for 2 adults and up to 3 children for £31.50. Or purchase an annual membership to visit as often as you like. Each passenger on the railway is a separate £2, to help with the maintenance of the railway, engines, and wagons. Plenty of free parking and dogs on leads are welcome. Visitors with dogs are advised there are livestock animals onsite.
Somewhere to Stay in Surrey
Only a few minutes from the Rural Life Centre is the Dragon’s Lodge, a quiet and cozy place to stay with excellent service. Or try the Hog’s Back Hotel and Spa 2-miles east of Farnham on the A31, only 39-miles from Central London. This refined hotel offers premium amenities and access to the Farnham Country Club.
Getting To Reeds Road
Train service is available to the Farnham train station, but local bus service is not available to the Rural Life Centre. Driving from London to the event is easy. Take the A3 to the A31 just past Guilford. The A31 passes through Farnham. Exit into Farnham and drive south on Tilford Road, turn west (right) onto The Reeds Road or south out of Farnham on Firgrove Hill and stay to the left on Old Frensham Road. Turn left on The Reeds Road.
Other Things To Do Around Farnham
While in the area, be sure to visit the Bourne Woods. For a quiet walk or a movie sight-seeing tour, these woods have been the setting for several of the biggest movies in the past 20-years. Or check out the nearby Waverley Abbey, the remains of an 11th-century abbey that has also been the setting for many television programs and movies. To expand on the steam-powered theme, a little way down the road is the highly-rated Hollycombe Steam in the Country amusement park. Many of the rides and attractions feature steam power in a classical, non-commercialized setting.
★★ Steam into spring at the Rural Life Centre Steam Toy Rally to experience steam-powered toys you have probably never seen - or imagined! While at the museum, take a literal ride through history and nostalgia on the Old Kiln Light Railway. ★★
When is the next Steam Toy Rally?
The Steam Toy Rally is planned to take place at Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL, Saturday 28th March, 2020. This is a Steam Rally.
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