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Calling All Steam Enthusiasts! Elvaston Steam Rally is Back for Another Roaring Year!

May 20, 2024

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The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the unmistakable whistle of steam fills the air! Get ready for a blast from the past because the Elvaston Steam Rally is back for another thrilling weekend, taking place on Saturday, July 6th, and Sunday, July 7th in Elvaston, Derbyshire.

This annual event is a haven for steam enthusiasts and families alike. Immerse yourself in the world of yesteryear as you witness a magnificent display of steam-powered vehicles, including:

  • Classic Traction Engines: Marvel at the sheer power and intricate engineering of these iconic machines.
  • Road Steamers: Take a nostalgic journey on a heritage road steamer and experience the thrill of steam travel.
  • Stationary Steam Engines: See these impressive engines in action, powering various displays and equipment.

But the Elvaston Steam Rally isn’t just about steam! There’s something for everyone to enjoy, including:

  • Vintage Cars & Military Vehicles: Explore a stunning collection of classic cars and military vehicles from different eras.
  • Miniature Steam Exhibits: See the wonders of steam power on a smaller scale with miniature steam locomotives, boats, and machinery.
  • Model Displays: Be amazed by intricate model trains, planes, and other creations.

Family Fun for All Ages with Peace of Mind:

The Elvaston Steam Rally isn’t just a trip down memory lane; it’s a fantastic family day out! Keep the little ones entertained with:

  • Arena Displays: Witness thrilling displays of steam-powered machinery and demonstrations of traditional skills.
  • Children’s Activities: Let the kids loose in a dedicated area filled with fun activities to keep them busy.
  • Delicious Food & Drinks: Fuel up on delicious food and refreshing drinks from a variety of vendors.

But what about keeping track of your little ones and all your belongings amidst the excitement?

Here’s where Tiny Tags come in! These innovative little trackers offer peace of mind for parents at events like the Elvaston Steam Rally.

  • Tiny Tag Stickers: Attach a sticker to your bags, bottles, buggies or anything of value. If you drop or misplace anything a quick scan with a smartphone will display your contact details and your items location!
  • Tiny Tag Wristbands: For a comfortable and secure wear option, consider Tiny Tag Wristbands for your children. They’re perfect for putting your contact information on your children. Information can be updated and you can add instructions or medical information for a first responder. Tinytags wristbands provide peace of mind and can help to re-unite you quickly reducing stress and worry for everyone.
  • Label Everything: Don’t forget to label other belongings like bags, strollers, and even cameras with Tiny Tags. No more lost treasures!

Planning Your Visit with Tiny Tags:

  • Dates: Saturday, July 6th, and Sunday, July 7th
  • Location: Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby, DE7 2DW
  • Opening Times: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Saturday), 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Sunday)
  • Tickets: Advanced tickets available at a discounted price online or purchase tickets at the gate.
  • Parking: FREE carpark, just follow the parking signs
  • Free Bus Service: Enjoy a free bus service to and from Derby and surrounding areas (check website for details).

Extend the Fun with Weekend Camping!

For a truly immersive experience, consider camping at the Elvaston Steam Rally. Weekend camping allows you to:

  • Stay on-site: Pitch your tent or park your campervan and enjoy the convenience of being right at the heart of the action.
  • Discounted Entry: Weekend camping includes entry to the rally on both days for up to 2 adults and children.
  • Evening Entertainment: Enjoy access to the Saturday evening festivities, including the Beer Tent and Fairground, after the main event closes.

Supporting Local Charities:

The Elvaston Steam Rally is proud to support a number of local charities. Proceeds from the event are donated to worthy causes, helping to make a difference in the community, please see the website for more information.

Since the 2023 rally they have made donations to these local charities:
RNLI, Spartons, Long Eaton Sea Cadets, Air Ambulance, Blood Bikes, Treetops Hospice, Heage Windmill, Jacob’s Well Derby, Macmillan Cancer Support, Happy Lungs, REMAP – Derby & Burton Group

For a stress-free family day out with peace of mind, equip yourselves with Tiny Tags before you head to the Elvaston Steam Rally. Gather your family and friends and create unforgettable memories!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Elvaston Steam Rally website: https://www.elvastonsteam.co.uk/

Get your Tiny Tags today and enjoy a worry-free day at the Elvaston Steam Rally!

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