About the Stoke Row Steam Rally
Nestled between two Areas of Natural Beauty, Chiltern Hills to the northeast and North Wessex Downs to the southwest and about 52 miles east of London is Hill Bottom, Whitchurch Hill, site of the Stoke Row Steam Rally.
Each year steam engine enthusiasts and families attend this two-day event looking for a fun day or weekend activity and to get a close-up view of steam vehicles of historical significance plus enjoy other activities.
There will be full-size steam engines, model steam engines, many classic tractors, classic cars and maybe a few American trucks. More than 70 steam vehicles will be displayed. The Rally offers something for everybody. Old folks will wax nostalgically at the steam engines, vintage tractors, and many other exhibits. The ladies and gents will enjoy the Crafts and Trade Stands while kids will head right to the Traditional Fun Fare and Wild West Re-enactments. There will be live music, and don’t forget the Beer and Food Tents to quench your thirst and hunger.
Organised by Stoke Row Steam and Vintage Club. LTD, the event serves a bigger purpose with its association with many local charities. The Steam Rally began in 1980, and it promises to provide a summer weekend of fun for many years to come.
Entry To The Rally
The rally officially opens to the public on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. lasting into Saturday evening until the live music ends. The Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. when, sadly, the event ends. The entry fee is £8 for those 13 and older except for OAP’s who get in for £8. Children between 5 and 12 can enter for £4, those under age 5 get in free, and a family pass is £25 (for 2 adults and up to 3 children). Car parking is free.
Somewhere to Stay in Berkshire
Campers are welcome, and a £35 fee includes two adult passes for the weekend and a camping spot for 3 nights. Those who need lodging arrangements have many options from a budget hotel to an elegant and cosy Bed & Breakfast. A unique experience is the Indian-Empire themed Elephant Hotel located 2.5 miles south of the Steam Rally location and within walking distance of other local attractions.
Getting To Hill Bottom
Drivers coming from London will take the A3212 and A4 to M4 towards Reading and take exit 12. Go north on the A340 and B471 to Hill Bottom Close in Oxfordshire. It is a beautiful scenic drive so be sure to watch for the signs as you admire Mother Nature.
Other Things To Do Around Reading
The saying 'getting there is half the fun' will certainly apply if you are driving in from London via M4 and are looking for something to do before getting to the Stoke Row Steam Rally. Beale Park in Pangbourne near the train station is a perfect place to picnic and admire their collection of small exotic animals. History buffs will enjoy seeing the ruins of Reading Abbey, which was founded by Henry I in 1121. You can also hike a section of the Thames Path, another close-by attraction.
Finally, remember that parking is free. Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome, but be sure to bring your 'pooper scooper'. ATM Machines are not available so make sure that you have ample cash for the Beer and Food Tent. Toilet facilities are available including some that will accommodate people with disabilities as well as a first-aid station that we all hope won’t be needed.
When is the next Stoke Row Steam Rally?
The Stoke Row Steam Rally is planned to take place at Hill Bottom, Whitchurch Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 7PU, Saturday 13th June, 2020. This is a Weekend Show.
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