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Annual Events in Costock

Given the size of Costock Village, the number of annual events is limited. The village supports many local events in East leake and in the surrounding area such as the Rempstone Steam Rally and the regular events held in East Leake close by.

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Poster - Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) offers over 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire.

Journeys begin at Ruddington, just south of Nottingham, and continue through to East Leake and Loughborough. Our facilities at Ruddington include a Model Railway, Miniature Railways, a Heritage Transport Collection and railway workshop with full engineering facilities, as well as a cafeteria and gift shop. There’s plenty to see and do at our Ruddington base, so we aren’t just a train ride – be sure to make time to see all our attractions and facilities.

Services are pulled by heritage Steam and Diesel locomotives, re-creating the experience of train travel from a time when it was more than just a means to get from one place to another.

The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) is a great experience for all the family. Come and enjoy a day with us!

February Half Term Opening
Saturday, 16 Feb 2019 : 10.45, 12.45, 13.45 and 14.45  depart

For more information click here

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Rushcliffe Country Park Café with Cakes

Our volunteer run café held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday at Rushcliffe Country Park produces a wide variety of home made cakes to enjoy with our tea and coffee.
The volunteer bakers and servers are happy to serve you from 9-00am to 3-00pm in the school room.
Being such a popular cafe we would welcome any cake bakers, expenses paid, or any help with serving on cafe open days.
Dates are Feb 3rd,17th and March 3rd and 17th. April 7th and 21st

Our little sister, ‘Linger by the Lake’, sells biscuits and tea cakes on the first and third Wednesday mornings from 10-00 – 12-00 so you can enjoy our lovely park and also a cuppa and a chat!
All proceeds go to make the park an even better place to visit.
Dates for Linger – Feb 6th and 20th; March 6th and 20th. April 3rd and 17th

For more information click here

Calendar of Events




Chinese New Year Celebrations at Old Market Square – Nottingham

Light Night 2019 – Nottingham

Great Central Railway
Saturday, 16th of February 2019 – Sunday, 17th of February 2019
It’s fast approaching February Half Term and we are running services with 41001 plus another heritage diesel. Complete with 125 Groups set of Mk3 coaches meaning all services will be fully heated and there will be hot and cold refreshments available on all trips.

All other areas of the site will be open as usual including Transport Collection, Cafe, Gift Shop, Model Railway & Miniature Railway (weather dependant) so why not pay us a visit over the 2 half term weekends here at Ruddington.




8th & 16th
Nature Valley Open – Nottingham

Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show

5th & 11th
Robin Hood Festival 2019

Harvest Festival Supper