Festival of British Railway Modelling celebrate its 21st year

The Festival of British Railway Modelling will celebrate its 21st year with modelling enthusiasts at Doncaster Racecoursedoncaster-2017.This is a great day out for all the family with many diverse types of modelling to admire plus traders selling must-have items in a variety of major scales, era and gauges. Children’s step stools are available so they can watch over 30 working train sets and ask any questions.

Visit the children’s area for a colouring competition with prizes from Hornby, a ‘guess the layout’ sheet and a railway themed wordsearch.

There will be experts offering a range of advice, tips & superb demonstrations including model building, soldering skills, airbrushing, tree making, lighting & special effects etc. giving you an opportunity to enhance your modelling skills.

Booking in advance will ensure you save up to £2 on your entry, have 30 minutes’ early entry and receive a free show guide on arrival.

A FREE shuttle bus service will be running approximately every 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday between Doncaster Railway station (Doncaster Interchange C6) and the venue. Times 8.30am to 5.15pm each day.

For more information & to book visit: – www.model-railway-shows.co.uk

Race is on for sporting highlight

Ladbrokes St Leger Festival

September 9th – 12th 2015

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The countdown to one of the biggest and most prestigious sporting and social occasions here in Doncaster with tickets to the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival going on sale on 2nd February.

The Festival takes place over four days between Wednesday, September 9 and Saturday, September 12, and we are encouraging people to buy tickets early to avoid disappointment after last year’s event attracted record crowds of over 62,000 and completely sold out on the Saturday.

General admission tickets start from £8 for entry to the family enclosure on the first three festival dates and go up to £86 for Premier admission on Leger Saturday. A wide range of hospitality options are also available to enjoy the spectacle in style priced from £125+VAT. A number of early bird Leger Festival offers are available up to May 31 including £5 off County Enclosure tickets (excluding the Saturday), 10 percent off bookings of groups of 10 or more for the Grandstand enclosure (across all days). Four day passes are available (get Wednesday free) priced at £33 for Family, £96 for Grandstand and £161 for County enclosures.

On the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the festival guests can enjoy a number of live music performances that go on into the evening after racing has finished. The music performances will take place on the Hallam FM Champagne lawn which will operate a strict over 18’s policy on all four days of the festival.

The Ladbrokes St Leger Festival gets underway with the Leger Legends Raceday, which sees veteran jockeys return to the racecourse to take part in the UK’s only charity race ran under rules. Leger Ladies Day, the most glamorous day of the festival featuring the famous Best Dressed Lady competition takes place on the second day of action, before the biggest and best days of racing get underway on the Friday and Saturday, which features the festival’s signature event and world’s oldest Classic, the illustrious Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes, first ran in 1776.

Find tickets here