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Address: One mile off the A148 | Thursford, Fakenham, England
Phone Number:
+44 1328 878477
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 17:00

Visited by over 5.3 million people.

The Thursford Collection - The sights,...

Visited by over 5.3 million people.

The Thursford Collection - The sights, sounds and sensations of the golden age of steam are never forgotten. Climb on board and enjoy all the fun of the fairground on our traditional carousels and gondola. Experience the size scale of steam with the largest collection of traction engines in the world. Delight in the unique sounds of Robert Wolfe show on the mighty Wurlitzer.

Christmas Spectacular - Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, a cast of over 130 performers deliver an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety.

Santa's Magical Journey - A trip to Santa will never be the same again with this truly unforgettable journey to the perfect Christmas memory.

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Shows like this are rare, don't miss it!

Went to see the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Live shows like this are very rare these days so worth a visit. There is plenty of parking available which is free. Do pay the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sue G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked a ticket while I was away on holiday only to find that when I paid the date had changed from the 23/12/17 to 2/12/17 then on contacting them they did not want to know . I called the credit card company and they were not helpful. So I got the wrong date so I re booked with my... More 

Thank Steve T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see the Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Live shows like this are very rare these days so worth a visit. There is plenty of parking available which is free. Do pay the extra £5ish to visit Santas Magical Journey, where you can see santa at set times. You follow a path and see all the moving animals and the lights... More 

1 Thank Sue G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never been before so wasn't sure if it would be my 'cup of tea' but it was an amazing show - professional west end standard singing/dancing and costumes and very funny comedian! The decorations inside were lovely as were the lights outside when we left. The only downsides were the very busy shops (very hard to actually get to... More 

Thank NadineDan
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was excited to take my 8 year old son here this year having never been. Spent £30 on tickets for the two of us on 23rd Dec. Arrived 30 mins before our time (Our tickets were for 1.15pm), only to find that the queue starts at 1.15pm (the time of your ticket) - which led to a 30/40 wait in... More 

Thank slils
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have only ever visited for the Christmas spectacular, this really is the greatest show in the country, a must visit show appealing to all ages, it truly is spectacular.

Thank Robert C
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were once again lucky enough to start our Christmas festivities with a visit to Thursford to see their Christmas Spectacular Show and what a show it was. From the moment you leave the car park and whether you are 5 or 95 years old you cannot fail to feel you are entering a magical fairyland. Inside the building the... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to watch the Christmas show and it was absolutely brilliant! Thursford is lovely. The lights make it look so cute and Christmassy. The shops are lovely and the food in the restaurant was good. My only negative was that there wasn't enough seating in the restaurants. For the amount of people you get there, there was so many people... More 

Thank Leeahh95
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been once before and will be going again. It's a top rate show with something for everyone. This year's toy soldier routine was absolutely amazing and like something on the West End stage. A varied and entertaining programme, loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Thursford for 'Santa's magical journey' just before Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there!! I have a 3.5yr old and an 11month old and it appealed to both. My eldest was swept up in the while thing and my youngest loved the lights and moving scenes. the Father Christmas was fab and really took time to talk... More 

Thank EmmaF198
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go to the show on our own backs, normally most people go by coach, have to book early to get seats, most seats , are ok , due to the large stage, most people can see, there's so much to see. A brilliant show, very professional. Takes you back to the good olde days. All singing & dancing... More 

Thank Bernie S

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