Steam Traction Engine Rally – 3rd & 4th June 2023
OPEN 10am – 5pm each day. Adults £8.00 Children under 16 £2.00 – Under 5 years go FREE. No concessions, This is a fundraiser for Cancer Research. FREE CAR PARKING – CASH ONLY
What is it like?
The Rally is a treat for whole family. You will see engines from around the country, some competing in arena events, ride the Great Bush narrow gauge railway or the miniature railway. The famous Jessett collection of mechanical musical instruments will be in operation in the organ museum and there are wonderful fair ground organs around the site. Browse the market stalls selling tools, plants, books and bric-a-brac, auto jumble and all kinds of oddities. Check out Mouse Town, an ever popular attraction for children and adults. Enjoy the classic vehicle displays. Then relax with a pint of Harveys in the beer tent.
There is a good selection of hot or cold food for sale on site or you can bring a picnic, the car parking field has plenty of space to find a quiet spot. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but are not allowed in the organ museum. Ground is uneven in places, please wear sensible shoes. The site has reasonable disabled access, but rides do not. If you have been before, we look forward to seeing you again this year. If not, we hope you will enjoy your visit.
History of our Rally at Tinkers Park
Since 1966 there has been an unbroken line of more than fifty annual Steam Rallies, each one providing a chance to see a fascinating range of exhibits, from the smallest stationary engine driving a water pump, to a huge traction engine designed for ploughing fields. With steam rollers, tractors, cars and motorbikes being just some of the exhibits on show. This year’s rally promises to be a wonderful occasion for adults and children alike.
Right from the start the rally has been in aid of Cancer Research UK and this year is no exception.
Tinkers Park is located in Hadlow Down, East Sussex on the A272 The entrance is in the lay-by next to Tinkers Lane. TN22 4HS
Bracherlands, Main Road
Hadlow Down, East Sussex TN22 4HS
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Attractions at the Rally
Veteran & Vintage Cars • Motorcycles • Buses • Military • Traction Engines • Steam Rollers • Tractors • Vintage Stationary Engines • Historic Commercials • Arena events throughout the afternoon • Passenger carrying narrow gauge railway • Miniature railway • Good selection of hot or cold food • Old time fun fair with gallopers • Real ale beer tent • Fair organ museum • The Expedient Jazz Band • Bric-a-brac • Market stalls • Mouse Town
Large open site
Set in spacious grounds. The image shows the Rally. Our busiest event. The ground is undulating, please wear sensible footwear.
There is plenty of parking in our parking field. We also have disabled parking close to the entrance and pay desk.
Classic cars – definition – This is a relatively rare car, built after World War II, which is more than 20 years old. These are invited into the arena each day for a parade and are on display throughout the weekend.
This is one of the trust assets. A Royal Enfield 1000cc with wicker sidecar. Motorcycles are invited into the arena on both days.
There are a selection of Buses on display. We do NOT run a bus service for this event.
These are on display and are invited into the arena each day.
These are the main theme of the event. They are invited into the arena twice daily. They compete in games of skill and cunning, some more cunning than others..
In addition to many different rollers there are also oil fired machines.
All kinds and makes on display and entering the arena on both days.
TP Volunteer Andrew has restored several of our stationary engines they can be seen working during the weekend.
Including light vans, timber tractors and any vehicle used commercially in the past.
Arena events throughout the afternoon
All vehicles that attend are invited into the arena each day. The steam contingent are invited to participate in games. Such as Judge the width or a slow race.
Passenger carrying narrow gauge railway
The Great Bush Railway operates a passenger service during both days.
Service runs both days
Good selection of hot or cold food
Savoury and sweet refreshments throughout the site.
Old time fun fair with gallopers
Harris’s have provided us with their wonderful funfair every year since 1966.
Real ale beer tent
Serving Harveys Ale and other beverages.
Fair organ museum
Mechanical musical instruments are played for your delight.
The Expedient Jazz Band
An uplifting assortment of Trad’ Jazz music. Popular with all ages.
Browse and find some rare and pre loved items.
Shop for a bargain. There are stools selling hardware, clothing, car spares, tools, garden furniture, plants and much more.
Merriment for the whole family.
Veteran & vintage cars
Veteran Car: Cars or vehicles built before the First World War.
Vintage Car: These are cars or vehicles was built after WWI, yet prior to 1930. These are invited into the arena each day for a parade and are on display throughout the weekend.