Nostalgic Events and Breaks
The Flying Scotsman
Let's not forget The legendary green locomotive, the 60103 Flying Scotsman is back on the track after a £4.2 million refurbishment. Built in Doncaster and launched in 1923, the Scotsman is one of the most powerful locomotives to ever journey on Britain’s railways, a symbol of express travel which captured the nation’s hearts in much the same way as Concorde. The Flying Scotsman enjoyed an illustrious career. In 1928 it grabbed the headlines for being the first train to run a non-stop service from London to Edinburgh in just eight hours. Six years later on a special test run it was the first steam train to reach 100mph.
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Described as the definitive dress exhibition, Diana: Her Fashion Story journeys through the style, glamour and elegance of Diana, Princess of Wales' most iconic fashion pieces. Featuring items such as the ink blue velvet dress gown, famously worn when she danced with John Travolta at the White House, as well as her statement denim shirt and Armani Chinos worn on her visit to the landmine fields ofAngola in 1997.
As well as this, designer sketches and never-before displayed outfits will be presented - a unique and thrilling must-see for any Lady Diana fan!
Kynren: An Epic Tale of England
Beginning as the sun sets and ending under a canopy of stars, the 90 minute extravaganza Kynren: An Epic Tale of England is an open air theatre experience taking you from the beginning of the British Isles right through to the industrial era. Dripping in mythology, ancient legends and historic feuds, the battle for Britain is a long and winding one full of bloodshed and intrigue. Told beautifully by 1,500 strong cast and crew, this theatrical production includes dance, combat, pyrotechnics and equestrianism for gripping family experience you’ll never forget!
Nostalgic Weekends from Wartime and beyond!
Nostalgia Weekends are all the rage and have boomed in popularity across the UK in recent years as towns up and down the country turn back the clock to celebrate key moments in British history.
From the British wartime effort of the 40s, to the Swinging Sixties and Groovy Seventies, you can celebrate your favourite decades with National Holidays.
Of course, the most popular nostalgia events are centred on the country’s wartime effort and provide a chance to recapture the make do and mend spirit of the time.
Nowhere creates the authentic atmosphere of 1940s quite like the Yorkshire towns of Haworth, Grassington and Brighouse.
Enjoy live re-enactments of key battles, grab a piece of history at the stalls selling wartime paraphernalia, wander around the military vehicles and aircraft on display, learn the art of Lindy Hop Dancing and sing along to wartime favourites. Hear rallying speeches from the monarch of the time George VI and wartime Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain.
Why not add enter the spirit yourself by dressing up in your finest wartime gear?
For a wartime weekend with a difference you can travel on vintage carriages of the North York Moors Steam Railway or East Lancashire Railway and see the quaint stations of the heritage line transformed to perfectly replicate the war period.
North York Moors Steam railway also provides the chance to celebrate the swinging sixties! Aboard the trains in North Yorkshire, at each stop there’s live music and plenty of people celebrating the incredible decade that was the 1960’s. With plenty of events and things to see and enjoy, dig out your hippy outfits and your Beatles records for this day out for all the family.
Whatever the era, celebrate it with a National Holidays break. With a wide variety of types, you're sure to find one to suit you! Remember, you don't need a passport to travel back in time!
Travel through eras and book a nostalgic break now using the holiday search box!