why the show started
The idea first started with a small group of friends who happened to be garden railway enthusiasts. Our aims were simple, to create an event for a celebration of all things garden railways, the running enjoyment, together for a collective model railway experience. Showcasing the very best in the garden railways in the larger scales and promoting the hobby to the wider public and have great fun in doing so.
Llangollen Royal International Pavilion
The world famous Llangollen Royal International Pavilion was chosen as the venue as it is modern and well-appointed offering a wide range of excellent facilities with enough floor space to allow a large selection of retailers, layouts, railway societies, preservation and railway specialist interest groups.
Why not combine a visit to our exhibition with a trip on the Llangollen Railway, which is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales and is located beside the historic Dee Bridge in the centre of Llangollen town. The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the stunning Dee Valley to the town of Corwen the crossroads of North Wales, or by horse-drawn canal boat to the jaw-dropping Pontcysyllte aqueduct.
Mike and Jenny Duffy
So come and join us for a great day out for all the family or make it a weekend to remember by visiting all the attractions Llangollen has to offer!
FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions
Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, we made the decision on March 27th to postpone the May 30 show and reschedule it to October 3rd. 2020.
How much is it?
Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 are not admitted, but up to three children may enter free with each fee paying adult.
ID will not normally be required, but the event organisers reserve the right to ask for evidence of identity when buying any alcohol from the bar.
What’s the refund policy?
Refunds will not normally be given, if you are asked to leave the event for security reasons you will not be entitled to a refund
How can I contact the organiser with any further questions?
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotels,B&B and camping
Llangollen has many good hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation to choose from. I recommend you contact the Llangollen Tourist information for help with places to stay.
Llangollen has three campsites within walking distance to the show with one being just outside the main gate.
Unattended luggage / bags / packages may be removed / destroyed without warning by show / venue / security personnel.
Violent / aggressive / unruly behaviour or speech will not be tolerated and any person behaving in such manner will be removed from the site and may be subject to prosecution.
What are the catering facilities?
Excellent on site café facilities and full Licenced bar.No alcohol is to be consumed on site other than in the designated refreshment areas.
We also hope to have an ice cream van on site.
The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented global challenge. As a result of COVID-19 we sadly had to postpone both our 2020 events. Therefore we have decided to push ahead and try to put the show on next May 15th 2021. Until the current situation passes it is almost impossible to say that MAY 2021 will go ahead but we will do everything in our power to make it happen. A skeleton team will remain focused on delivering you the show when it is safe to do so.
What arrangements are there for disabled visitors?
The site is mostly level with ramps fitted where necessary, there will be parking marked out for disabled vehicles but this limited. We also have two fully fitted toilets with shower facilities if required.
What can I bring into the event?
We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone with a large backpack.
There is no cloakroom and only limited space for the storage of baby buggies.
Are dogs allowed in the venue?
Assistance dogs are welcome but sorry no pet dogs.