There’s a heavyweight weekend on offer at the Historic Dockyard Chatham with the Festival of Steam & Transport.
Be transported to a long weekend packed with steam-powered fun at the Festival of Steam and Transport. Angela Cole previews what to look out for.
Now in its 16th year, the Festival of Steam and Transport is back for Easter, and promises to be bigger than ever as part of the dockyard’s 400th birthday celebrations.
Steam through the years, traditional rides and steampunks are among the fun of the fair at the Historic Dockyard Chatham over the two-day event. Heavyweight steam engines, vintage vehicles and running trains will be powering through the dockyard site as the festivities take over.
The traditional funfair will have a variety of fairground rides, including the dodgems, swing boats and the Chair-o-planes. There will be live music from folk to country and vintage to soul, as well as the International Food and Drink Festival from the Market Square Group.
The Steampunks, taking over No.3 Slip with entertainment including an inventors’ corner, live music, arts and crafts stands, a fairy cave and Steampunk fairies, as well as an authors’ corner with plenty of Steampunk books, signings and readings.