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Thursford

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Address: One mile off the A148 | Thursford, Fakenham, England
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+44 1328 878477
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
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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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Perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

This is a great place to take little ones to see Father Christmas! at first I though that the price was too much, but once I got in, it was much more than I could imagine!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kimberly C
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to take little ones to see Father Christmas! at first I though that the price was too much, but once I got in, it was much more than I could imagine!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic well organised show! This is the 2nd time I have been and it was amazing. Well cast, with great singing, dancing and musical accompaniment. Fantasy land is a great relaxing tour through the north pole, with the Collections steam Engines decorated for the season. I love the jolly atmosphere here!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to the childrens part for many years now. All the lights are beautiful and the little shops make it feel like a german Christmas market. it is always beautiful the small 3d shows are always good and the presents are always very good for their price however, always find the café very expensive and feel if it was a... More 

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Knebworth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arived by coach at the thursford collection for the Christmas spectacular show thay have a bar before you go inside Their is a few shops on your way in and they have a copple of food and drink areas inside. The show was fantastic a must just before Christmas to get you in the mood. You can also have a... More 

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1 Thank Chris C
Norfolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely marvellous show. Not just a show but a whole experience- the setting inside and out is breathtaking. A good start to Christmas. Granddaughters aged 9 and 11 were mesmerised, lots of wows.

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1 Thank Pedalkath
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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1 Thank Steve T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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.

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