Haltwhistle Toy, Model and Sci-Fi Fair, Debuts Sunday, April 14th

Cumbria has a brand new Toy, Model and Sci-Fi Fair at Haltwhistle on the famous Coast to coast route near Hadrian’s Wall. The debut event will be held at Haltwhistle Leisure Centre on Sunday 14th of April.

There’ll be a wide range of toys, models, figures and Sci-fi, comics and movie memorabilia so why not come along and find something nice for yourself or your kids? You could make a day of it and explore the amazing Roman wall and the wildly beautiful border scenery!

Adults £3.00
Senior/Under 16s £2.00
Early Bird tickets (from 8 am)Adults/Senior £5.00  Under 16s £3.00

 

Hadrian's Wall

Why not visit Hadrian’s Wall for a picnic and stop off at Haltwhistle’s fantastic new Toy Fair!

Cumbria’s Newest Toy, Train, Model  and Sci-Fi Fair awaits your pleasure!

 

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Carlisle Toy Fair Returns March 25th 2018

Model steam engines at Carlisle Toy Fair

Did I forget to mention steam engines? Whether you’re looking for something you used to have or something that you always wanted, there’re all manner of fun toys and models and Carlisle’s Toy Fair!

If you enjoy models, toys, figures, games, Sci-fi, TV and film memorabilia and other fun collectibles then you might seriously enjoy Carlisle’s Toy Fair. The Spring date is March 25th and there’ll be a lot of traders with interesting tables full of well-loved treasures from toy boxes past, collectors cabinets and attics!

There’s a slightly different offering every time but certain things you can count on seeing, lovely models from such great manufacturers as Corgi, Matchbox, Dinky and Triang. Trains from Hornby, planes, cars, tanks and ships from Airfix. Figures from Britains and Palitoy.  All sorts of great stuff to collect or play with! Usually there are also cabinets and cases to put your expanding collection in, as well.

Note that as well as shopping for your stuff you can also bring along your own things to swap or part exchange with the traders, so you might want to have a look in your attic and dust off your own models, doll’s houses, farm sets, ponies etc.

Yes, there’s plenty of interest for lasses too!

There'll even be two display cabinet traders at this Carlisle Toy Fair, so you can organise and showcase your treasures!

Help to organise and showcase your treasures!

Model cars and trucks and much more , Carlisle Toy Fair is an ideal hunting ground for for collectors and Christmas shoppers alike.

Model cars and trucks and much more , Carlisle Toy Fair is an ideal hunting ground for collectors and shopping for birthdays and Christmas!

Classic Models and Toys at Carlisle Toy Fair on March 23rd 2014

Alan Gunston, Carlisle Toy Fair Organiser, loves the models, the trade and the talk.

Alan Gunston, Carlisle Toy Fair Organiser, loves the models, the trade and the talk.

There will be treasure-trove of classic models, toys, figures and games on display and for sale at Carlisle’s Toy Fair on Sunday March 23rd at Carlisle’s H&H Borderway Exhibition centre, at Rosehill,  accessible just off the M6 at junction 43.  This biannual  event is Cumbria’s largest toy fair and it draws enthusiasts from far and wide. For collectors it presents an opportunity to seek particular treasures, for the rest of us serendipitous chance to find the kinds of toys that we always wanted (or wanted more of) and a reunion with the things we may have wrecked or lost as children. For parents it is an opportunity to find something special for birthdays or Christmas. Die-cast military, civilian and agricultural vehicles are available in various conditions from mint boxed to battered veterans of the sand-pit.  All the big names in models are there: classic Dinky,Corgi, Matchbox, Hornby, Mecanno, Triang, Britains, Bassett-Lowke and more besides.  Many of the traders are happy to chat about their wares and tell you the historical background of a particular model or toy. Furthermore there’ll also be display cabinet trade stands so you can protect and show-case your collections!

Overview of Carlisle Toy Fair

Overview of Carlisle Toy Fair

Entry is just £2.50 for adults and 50p for children under 10. There’s free parking on site and plenty to see and a lot of expertise gathered under one roof and for refreshments there’s a very good cafe with a range of tasty snacks and drinks.

Classic clockwork train set at Carlisle Toy Fair

Train enthusiasts will find much to delight them! This one, run by clockwork is a good example.

Talking toys, buying, selling and swapping. It's all great fun.

Talking toys, buying, selling and swapping. It’s all great fun.

People discussing toys at Carlisle Toy Fair

Exchanging information is a large part of the fun!

There'll even be two display cabinet traders at this Carlisle Toy Fair, so you can organise and showcase your treasures!

There’ll even be two display cabinet traders at this Carlisle Toy Fair, so you can organise and showcase your treasures!

You can find full details on The Carlisle Toy Fair official website.