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.
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 Yorkshire Moors Steam railway also provides the chance to celebrate all sorts of eras from wartime to the swinging sixties! For the 60's event, you board the train and, 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. The Wartime event works in a similar way to the 60's, however your flares can be replaced with 40's curls ready to enjoy a day paying tribute to the War.
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!